Orange IX Node Application 12500242780

Respondent ID 12500242780
End Date 03/17/2021 3:12:30 PM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID. Second-time applicants will be highly considered. You can email us at [email protected] if you don't know your application ID.
City/Town Banbury
State/Province Oxon
Country UK
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English & Dutch
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Accountant
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Professional degree beyond bachelor’s degree (for example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Banbury
Node State/Province Oxfordshire
Node Country UK
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
    What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I’m a Linux novice
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 110
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 900
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 13 pence 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?` 90
    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). BT Internet
    If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. Nodes will not be allowed to run on Hetzner. If you do, you will not receive compensation. If I have any bandwidth issues I have Cloud9 Data with local data centres where I could collocate.
    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)? No
    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. I am looking to purchase a Ryzen 9 32gb 2070 RTX spec if and when I am approved - or equivalent spec if the parts are still unavailable.
    Why do you want to be a node? As an accountant I am fascinated by the potential and emerging future of decentralised finance and I’m keen to be be involved.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
      Are you an active member of those communities? No
      What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The anonymity, privacy and security the network provides.
      Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not at this point in time.
      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:
        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. A few weekly posts...nothing too major.
        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 private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
        • 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 undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
        What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralised system is one where there is no single point where a decision is made. A distributed system that is not decentralised still has a central point of decision making.
        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. As far as I am aware XX will be the first crypto messaging and payments combined platform. It will also be the first truly anonymous messaging and payments platform. It will also be the cost Quantum resistant cryptographic network.
        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? Corporate acquisition of our data is turning us from private individuals in to mass statistics.
        In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? They are capable of unlocking the most complex digital security systems. This stands for both types of system.

        Good application. Make sure you upgrade the GPU to a super or higher.

        With upgrade in GPU, it’s a yes from me!

        With the GPU upgrade, it’s a yes from me too. Always good to have more from the UK :slight_smile:

        The applicant lacks Linux skills, but has the will to run a node and other skills that may benefit the community at large.

        I support it.

        :+1: :+1: