Orange III Node Application 12009312188, submitted on 09-22-2020

Respondent ID 12009312188
Application Date 09/22/2020 8:40:08 AM
Applicant City Oslo
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Norway
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 Oslo
Node Province Oslo
Node Country Norway
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, Nano, Mochimo, Blur, Nerva, Snowblossom, Dero, Equilibria, Haven, Bismuth, DAPS, Namecoin, Litecoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. $0.9/kWh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 30
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), Worked as a sysadmin for more than a decade, before the cloud I sometimes had to build, operate and install rack servers either in a data center or in a smaller office setting.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs DUAL Xeon E5-2670, 64 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, NVIDIA 2070 GPU
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 love running nodes for various decentralized projects and cryptocurrencies as an enoyable hobby and to contribute to the resilience, geographical diversity and decentralization their networks. I ran a Bitcoin full node for years since around 2013. I've also run a collection of Tor relays pushing a gigabit/sec traffic for years out of my own pocket.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The merging of privacy network (I2P/Tor-like) and cryptocurrency is very interesting. Any cryptocurrency network aiming at being faster and more efficient than most regular blockchains appeals to me.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Nano
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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:
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. No
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 help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, To contribute to a promising project, To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies, To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy, To reverse the political centralization of legal, police, and military organizations which favor the wealthy and powerful, Another interesting sysadmining challenge!
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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.
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
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voted yes

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Has my vote.

Your good to go with my vote.