Orange III Node Application 12024546514, submitted on 09-27-2020

Respondent ID 12024546514
Application Date 09/27/2020 1:09:43 PM
Applicant City Adliswil
Applicant State/Province Zurich
Applicant Country Switzerland
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Individual
Node City Adliswil
Node Province Zurich
Node Country Switzerland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Better onboarding
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Do not foresee any
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. 0.188 USD
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 2
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs Nvidia 2070, ryzen 5 3600x, 32gb ram,samsung 970 pro
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 believe it has a future, also foresee it as good investment
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The governance and scalability
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
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: Group messaging curation: Owner of few Whatsapp groups based on meetup communities
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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The main difference is in the independence of nodes in the network. Distributed network relies on small centralized networks but in decentralized network each node is fully independent. The latest gives much higher independence and fail safe model.
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. I think that xx networks combines all of the following capabilities: decentralized, scalable and strong currency. Currently available networks do not combine so efficient the factors above.
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 gives us independence and stability, also protects from the big monopoly to miss-use our data.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The quantum computing would provide such computational power that would compromise existing hashing and security algorithms. Centralized systems can close to outside world but significantly decease the utility and efficiency,

You have my support. Good luck!

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Application looks good :+1:

looking good, you have my support!

You have my vote!

As asked, providing the ISP. It is Sunrise.

Like the fact you will run from home as well. Has my vote.

You have my vote as well.