Orange III Node Application 12024604535, submitted on 09-27-2020

Respondent ID 12024604535
Application Date 09/27/2020 1:58:35 PM
Applicant City Delhi
Applicant State/Province Delhi
Applicant Country India
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Delhi
Node Province Delhi
Node Country India
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Fantom, Credits, Stafi, Avalanche, LTO, Fusion, Incognito, NYM, certik, Witnet, CODA, Bifrost, Elrond, Robonomics, etc
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Easier deployment (For eg Docker of course) with better port management
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Waitlist
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. I'll be using Solar powered server domestically hosted (Regular price approx 0.08$/KW/hr)
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? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), I'm a full time Node Operator, am managing 10+ servers in various datacenters all the time. I also operate my own Masternode Hosting platform!
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs Ryzen 3900x, 32GB Ram, Dual Zotac Amp Extreme 1070
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'm a full time node operator. This is not just a hobby, but a part of who I am! I want to help tech and this field to grow!
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? Everything! :D
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? All the networks I mentioned I validate for! Too many to enumerate again!
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: I have various TG groups I moderate (For the nodes I validate), Forum management for Discord: I have my own discord server, also a professional community manager for 2 other discord projects!
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. I can do twitter, reviews, etc
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 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? Distributed is a physical aspect of the network and is not related to control of the network. I'm a 100% pro decentralisation!
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? It will be the most sought after commodity after wealth
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computing is still far, however breaking of encryption seems to be the first and foremost issue which comes to mind when I think of quantum computing. Centralised systems can be easily modified at will by the cetralised authority so no real threat is faced by them from quantum computing, in my opinion. :)
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Applicant, i would like to vote for you because of your location, but a 1070 does not meet the minimum requirement. Are you willing to upgrade to a RTX 2070?

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Hi, sorry for late reply, was caught up…
I am willing to upgrade if needed. (Are you sure dual 1070 wouldn’t work? :sweat_smile:)

Also, thanks for your support! Appreciate it! :slight_smile:

My ISP is Ultranet Services Private Limited
PLease let me know if anyone has any other questions!

You will have to upgrade your GPU.Are you willing to do this?

Yes, I am! No issues at all! My budget has a healthy cushion for such requirements!

You have my vote now.

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@snapo84 @Bulldog Thanks a lot for your support! My node is now online! :smiley: