Orange IV Node Application 12089766584

Respondent ID 12089766584
End Date 10/19/2020 1:35:06 PM
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If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Toronto
State/Province Ontario
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? English, French
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) I was a real life fruit and veggie farmer
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? None (Self-Taught)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Toronto
Node State/Province Ontario
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? None, just interested in making the network stronger
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 14 mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 80 mbps
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. Free
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? Personal Home
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Cogeco
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? CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Octa-Core 3.7GHz c/ Turbo 4.35GHz 20MB SktAM4, YD270XBGAFBOX GPU, Zotac Geforce RTX 2070 Mini Twin Fan 8GB GDDR6, ZT-T20700E-10P PSU, Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W Gold Full Modular,SSR-850GD MOBO, Motherboard Mini-ITX ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac, 90-MXB870-A0UAYZ RAM, G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2400MHz CL15 Preta, F4-2400C15D-16GIS HD1 SSD M.2 2280 Samsung 970 Pro 1TB MLC V-NAND NVMe, MZ-V7P1T0BW
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 want to make the network stronger and earn coins.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Bitcointalk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Decentralized voting, Messenger, Where it could lead to into the future.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Watched many online, to many to list.
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: used to stream with 3000 live viewers
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): Discord
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? As much as needed
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 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 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 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
  • Other (please specify): I am your biggest fan with no coins, lol.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Full on decentralization, I believe everyone should be making the cash at the same rate upon creation of supply.
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? You don`t want people knowing who voted for who because that will lead to politicians killing off people to obtain more votes.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I don`t see any threat yet.

Your bandwidth is not sufficient to run a node.
Can and will you upgrade to meet the requirements (100mbit up / 100mbit down)?
If so, then you have my full support !

I’m from TO as well. You will have to upgrade your bandwidth to participate. If you can then you have my vote.

Has my vote.

I agree with the remarks from Bulldog, I’ll support
Best of luck

I agree with Bulldog as well. If you can get bandwidth problem fixed then I’d support you too.