Orange III Node Application 12016387196, submitted on 09-24-2020

Respondent ID 12016387196
Application Date 09/24/2020 7:40:04 AM
Applicant City Ljubljana
Applicant State/Province Europe
Applicant Country Slovenia
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Legal organization name & structure Anonstake - no legal entity
Node City Ljubljana
Node Province EU
Node Country Slovenia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos, SKALE, Cosmos, Polkadot, Kusama, Cardano, The OANAion, Tezos, Centrifuge, Dune. Soon adding Akash, Certik, Nucypher, Elrond, Keep, Avalanche, Coda, Near, Casperlabs, Meter
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? We have not tried to spin your network currently but merely researching this project.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? The stake required to operate it.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. we have our own deals cut out which can result in free electricity
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 6
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), We run most of our nodes on baremetal machines.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs We have several baremetal machines with 64gb/128gb RAM, with 32 cores..
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? At Anonstake we are passionate to support adoption of decentralisation as a key ingredient for success of blockchain.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes, tezos/tednermint chains/substrate chains/avalanche, skale etc...
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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: Instructional video content: We create tutorials on how to delegate., Group messaging curation: We run telegram group.
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. 1 article
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? 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 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized network requires to be a permisonless network and for a network to be distributed you require a long-term plan of equal and fair distribution among network participants.
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. We are merely doing our research at this point and time.
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? Privacy is a human right, thus its digital counter-piece is necessary going forward even when transparency proves to offer such relief from today's world.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Merely a technicality.

Will you add at least a RTX 2070 to your HW?