|Application Date||09/28/2020 7:13:04 AM|
|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|
|For which networks Have you ever operated a node?||Divi, NRG|
|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?||Technical expertise. I have been referred to this project by others. I will read into your product more.|
|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.||considering outsourcing to a data centre|
|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?||No|
|Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?||Yes (Please list specs)|
|Specs||6 core, 16gb RAM,|
|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:||I can use a data centre however if I can use my own computer my specs are: 2080 GPU 32GB RAM I7 9900 NV2 SSD|
|Why do you want to be a node?||I believe XX is making innovative steps to developing an environment (Web 3.0) that prioritises personal information. I have experience in DAOs and believe in community governance.|
|How did you originally hear about the xx network?||Word of Mouth|
|Which current xx network communities are you a member of?||Twitter, Telegram, Discord|
|What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?||Committed Randomness, DAO & passive income|
|Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?||NRG, Divi, Deus, ANKR, DGB, EGLD, DOT.....heaps|
|Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?||no, but I am interested. Networking is important|
|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:||Livestream/broadcast: yes - work related, Group messaging curation: Signal (application, Forcenet), Forum management for Discord: Yes - mainly for gaming|
|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.||Depends on the content available. For NRG I do at least twice monthly|
|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 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 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?||A distributed network is a network with multiple components typically maintained by one entity or by a small number of entities affiliated with each other. Decentralized, on the other hand, implies that the network is more open to participation|
|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.||Scalability, quantum secure, fast transaction speed, quantum secure, metadata shreddimg, privacy, messaging, decentralized.|
|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?||The way information is shared today gives governments and some firms unlimited access to our data, from our location, ideas, tastes, relations. This is dangerous if it falls in the wrong hands, which has been happening . Individuals should be owners of our own data as much as we are owners of our own clothes and food to avoid tyranny and abuse.|
|In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?||quantum computers have the potential to break the best encriptions at our disposal today like a knife cutting butter. Given this, I would assume that they pose greater threats to centralized systems than to decentralized ones.|
Please setup a server at home, you should have a ok connection in australia. RTX 2070 is a requirement in the server hope you can build a custom server at home if you are chosen. you have my vote.
I can do that!
That does bring my uplink and downlink to a lower bandwidth, however I can pay more for higher speeds to meet the 100Mbs up and down.
Do I need to edit my application?
you have my vote.
please upgrade your upload bandwidth to 100mbit and host the node at home (exact HW description is provided) , additionally you will have to rent a vps on a local vps provider near you to meet the complete upload bandwidth requirement.
Nice to see someone from the outback! You have my vote.
Like the location. Has my vote as well.