Orange III Node Application 12031898127, submitted on 09-29-2020

Respondent ID 12031898127
Application Date 09/29/2020 5:36:51 PM
Applicant City Chisinau
Applicant State/Province Moldova
Applicant Country Moldova
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? 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 Helsinki
Node Province Helsinki
Node Country Finland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, Polkadot, Cosmos, NEAR, Akash, Avalanche, Solana, CertiK, Filecoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Stability, easy navigation in cli, fast syncing, data-optimization for queries in an archive node
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing I could think of, I have experience and the infrastructure is ready.
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. 50 $/mo
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 70
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), I have necessary connections in this field
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs AMD Threadripper 2920x, 32GB, 4TB SSD NVMe, Nvidia 2080 Ti
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 have some technical expertise and this is my way of contributing to the network decentralization, censorship resistance and security
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Twitter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord, BetaNet Forum
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I believe future is multi-chain and each one will serve its purpose and have own advantages; xx's fast settlement time and a protection against quantum attack offer lots of opportunities for people to create efficient and robust structures for our society.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I run a validator and participate lightly in a few polkadot ecosystem and cosmos ecosystem networks
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? "The Mainnet", Local particular project-related meetups
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: Only participation as user, Forum management for Bitcointalk: Only participation as user, Forum management for Reddit: Only participation as user, Forum management for Discord: I participated in a few group, DAO-type of
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 would be able to create a bi-weekly digest on latest most remarkable events
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 reverse the political centralization of legal, police, and military organizations which favor the wealthy and powerful, Among other reasons I selected, I woukld add that I believe blockchain as a technology offers to humanity a better way to organise ourselves
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I would say that 'distributed' means that not all the work is done in same place, and 'decentralized' means that no single entity controls the whole system. My place on the decentralization spectrum is the same as everyone's
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. One of the aims of the xx network is to preserve people's rights to digital sovereignty. the xx achieves that thanks to its scalability, a protection against quantum attacks, focus on privacy. xx uses mix networks, as well as precomputations and secret based payment structures.
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 allows individuals express their true opinions and more truth will lead us to better society
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computing threatens hashes that are in the basis of private keys concept in decentralized systems of the current crypto world. As for centralized systems, it will also allow to bypass any password protection.

Are you hosting on Hetzner (just saw helsinki finnland)…?

CPU-only nodes running in over-represented datacenters (such as Hetzner) are now being disabled and asked to make changes to continue operating, see here.

Could you please specify here if you’d run a node with the required GPU? I’d consider that a necessary requirement to be preselected.

Where are you hosting?