Orange IV Node Application 12081800522

Respondent ID 12081800522
End Date 10/16/2020 4:48:46 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Luxembourg
State/Province Luxembourg
Country Luxembourg
What languages do you speak? English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Scientific computing
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Luxembourg
Node State/Province Luxembourg
Node Country Luxembourg
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): I have never operated a node.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? N/A
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? I don't know at this point as I am in a provisional situation. The situation should improve over the next few weeks.
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? See question 14.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. As I said, the situation will changes in the forecoming weeks.
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). Currently Proximus Luxembourg (Tango)
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. N/A
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? Intel Xeon W-2145, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 32 GB 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: Intel Xeon CPU E5-1650 0 @ 3.20GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 670MX 16 GB RAM
Why do you want to be a node? To help the development of decentralised systems and earn coins.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? I believe I was invited by a LinkedIn contact
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The combination of quantum-secure cryptography and decentralisation.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not right now.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No.
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:
  • Instructional video content: I have done it as a science teacher.
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): Not interested
  • Forum management for Bitcointalk: Not interested
  • Forum management for Reddit: Not interested
  • Forum management for Discord: Not interested
  • Other forum management: Not interested
  • Meetup group management: Not interested
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? It depends.
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? Yes
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network
  • 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A distributed system still has a central orchestrating algorithm and therefore I prefer fully decentralised systems.
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. The xx nertwork has a clear vision towards the betterment of humankind.
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 By Default is not only crucial for the future of internet, it is also crucial for the future of freedom and democracy. Socioeconomic exclusion is the gulag of our economic system, which naturally leads to self-censorship, thus limiting freedom of speech and democracy itself. Ideally, we should transition towards more democratic structures. Decentralised anonymous systems may prove an essential tool in that transition.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Powerful quantum computers may easily crack current cryptographic algorithms. This applies to both centralised and decentralised systems.

:grinning: Finally a good application. Well done!. Just one thing: your 3070 is not (yet) supported.Please ask the team for confirmation about that point.
For the rest you got my vote :+1: :+1:

Don’t require 3070. Has my vote.

Solid app.