Orange III Node Application 12038755896, submitted on 10-01-2020

Respondent ID 12038755896
Application Date 10/01/2020 2:47:33 PM
Applicant City Johannesburg
Applicant State/Province Gauteng
Applicant Country South Africa
What is your occupation? Feasibility blockchain develop and biz dev.
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? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Legal organization name & structure Senti Pay pty Ltd - Private company (structure)
Node City Johannesburg
Node Province Gauteng
Node Country South Africa
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? None
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? The initial investment to get started in terms of hardware and then the running costs to keep the node 100% uptime. Also the electricity costs in South Africa could be a problem
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. The cost for electricity is R3 per kilowatt which is $0.17 per kilowatt
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 71
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 I do not have any hardware right now but if i get accepted i will purchase the necessary hardware as it is attainable In my location
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: No
Why do you want to be a node? I am really interested in the xx blockchain project and i feel really passionate about the coin. There is also a mutual benefit in terms of mining 7000 coins a month which could yield great benefits in the future and be a great 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 anonymity and privacy as well as the "blockchain 3.0" reputation and future it holds, i believe the founder and people behind this project will yield success and the entire ecosystem will benefit
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I was a member of Dash community but not anymore, currently i focus on bitcoin cash, slp and Ripple communities
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? None in my country
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:
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 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 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?
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? The current internet is not safe for people with personal information as it's used by big corporations which then control markets and reduce the potential for smaller companies to take advantage of any niche or profitable sector in the market, essentially big companies benefit more as they have the information while small companies don't get this information so they fail mostly.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

It would be nice to see more nodes in the southern hemisphere so you have my support. Good luck with the application process!

i also support the applicant to have a more distributed network…

As long as your node can meet the recommended spec (Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements) then you have my support :+1:

As long as applicant can meet bandwidth & HW requirements, has my vote then.

Like the location.therefore, has my vote.