Orange IX Node Application 12500924427

Respondent ID 12500924427
End Date 03/17/2021 10:53:06 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 Stoney Creek
State/Province ON
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) General Manager
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Stoney Creek
Node State/Province Ontario
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): None
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Scalability to support main stream adoption
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Potential suppressing government regulations
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 940
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 940
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. $0.13 per kHw
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. Nodes will not be allowed to run on Hetzner. If you do, you will not receive compensation. 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)? 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: Am ready and willing to invest in the required hardware to become an asset to the network
Why do you want to be a node? Want to contribute and participate in helping to tip the scales of power from the few to the many
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Provides individuals with the ability to be custodians of their own privacy, communications and finances.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No, not yet, recently developed a passion for its disruptive potential to combat centralization/nationalism
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Not yet, but looking forward to my first (hopefully it will be in person)
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:
  • Other: No, relatively new to social media, but have a lot of experience running teams of people in the skilled trades industry.
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
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 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
  • 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): Centralization increasing and masquerading as democracy. The corrupt few controlling the many. Banks licensed to free roll, profits enjoyed by the few at the expense of the many. I want to be part of positive change that disrupts these things.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Not exactly sure, but I see distributed networks as granular centralized nodes. Decentralized networks operate independent nodes.
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. Rapid communication, personal & monetary privacy with quantum security. What more do could anyone want lol
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? Individuals need custody of their own privacy and wealth. I believe this is an crucial time for humanity.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Centralized entities weaponizing quantum computers to sabotage decentralized systems.
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I know this applicant personally and we’ve discussed the XX Network in-person. He’s very excited about crypto/blockchain and is energized by this project. I see him regularly and he’s always excited to share with me what he’s been learning about the disruptive aspects of blockchain tech/solutions. He’s a smart, stable business leader who’s ready to go build a custom computer according to the specs to be a node.

We need more nodes in Canada too as the ratio between Canada and Europe is lopsided.

He has my support to become a node operator.

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Great application. I vote yes

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Got my vote , :100:

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Aside from a good application, I agree with the above comments. Has my vote.

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Good application, a yes from me.

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:+1:

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Strong application, you have my vote!

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i agree with the first comment on this application, we need more in canada guys! he has my vote

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has my vote

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Looks good. Yes from me

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