Orange III Node Application 12004933917, submitted on 09-21-2020

Respondent ID 12004933917
Application Date 09/21/2020 5:23:58 AM
Applicant City Riga
Applicant State/Province Riga
Applicant Country Latvia
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Jurmala
Node Province Jurmala
Node Country Latvia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Harmony, Keep, Idena
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? At the moment, I'm fine with everything.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? on my part, there are no disruptions.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. I ussualy use
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 100
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe),
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs Inet i7, ram 16 gb, 500mb ssd
Do you have hardware you would like to use but does not meet the stated BetaNet node specs? If so, please provide specs on that hardware below:
Why do you want to be a node? I like this sphere very much, I want to make it my main job.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? ICO drops community
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? anonymous transactions, speed and protection from quantum computers
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? keep network, idena, harmony
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Riga blockchain week in Latvia
Do you have past experience managing communities or creating content to be distributed across social media? Please enter details for all with which you are comfortable or have experience: Group messaging curation: AMA's in ICO drops chat
As part of growing the xx network community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an xx network BetaNet node? Examples would be node setup & on-boarding review vlog post, bi-weekly twitter update, medium review of on-going node operational process, etc. yes, I will participate in promotion, retweets, articles two or three days a week.
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect the privacy of political speech, To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations, To promote quantum secure distributed systems, To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project, To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized systems is when everyone can become a validator
As best as you can given currently available information, please describe the value proposition of the xx network platform and how it differs from other current blockchain solutions. fast transactions, privacy and protection from quantum computers
Privacy by Default is a goal of the xx network Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet? because there are many scissors on the network that can steal data from a computer
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? can stage an attack on 51, hack into a blockchain

can you meet the minimum HW specification?

Yes, for a node I will use data center

Vultr has GPU nodes? thats new to me…

Sorry mixed up, will use My friend already launched the xx node. He will help me, I’m new in GPU nodes

I would personally decline this as cloud gpu instances are way too expensiv to be feasible for a betanet…