Orange IV Node Application 12078234327

Respondent ID 12078234327
End Date 10/15/2020 5:17:23 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Chisinau
State/Province Chisinau
Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? English, Romanian, Russian
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
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
Node City Chisinau
Node State/Province Chisinau
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Litecoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Portability from one server to another; Time until synchronization (downloading the blockchain up to that point takes forever)
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None that I can thing of
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300 Mbps
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. ~10 cents/kwh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 8
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Unite
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. not applicable
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? It wasn't a data center pe say but I've hosted servers on my own hardware desktops builds that where done by me
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications? Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070S Windforce OC, AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Samsung 970 PRO, MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX, Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x, 16GB, DDR4-3200, Corsair RM650 *2019* 650W
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: not applicable
Why do you want to be a node? I'm thinking of making a career in the blockchain; running a node is one of the steps towards this goal
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Coindesk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Scalability and security
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Javascript MD facebook community
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Nope, but I don't have anything against attending one
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 video content: Yes
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): Yes
  • Forum management for Discord: Yes
As part of growing the xx network community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an xx network BetaNet node? How much content on a monthly basis? one article per month
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? 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 help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
  • 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? I'm pro decentralization, centralized one lead to authoritarian regimes. Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made.
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 without compromising security and decentralization
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? Internet is slowly and steadily monopolized and Privacy by Default would give us a fighting chance to level the playing field
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? quantum computers are not available to the general public and current "the powers that be" have the resources for quantum computers so there is a risk of losing current security mechanism available to the general public and with it freedom of speech
1 Like

Solid application! I like your motivation for running a node. You have my vote!

Edit: typo

Looks good to me too. :+1:

Finally a solid app. Has my vote.

Agreed solid. You have my vote.