Orange IX Node Application 12508788009

Respondent ID 12508788009
End Date 03/20/2021 4:46:37 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 Genova
State/Province Genova
Country Italy
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Italian, English, Spanish
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Logistics
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Genova
Node State/Province Genova
Node Country Italy
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? None.
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
    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. 0.1781 per 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? Datacenter
    If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
    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. Contabo
    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:
    Why do you want to be a node? To be part of the change and give something back to the community.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? I learnt about David reading a book about digital cash, and found this project very interesting.
    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? Its focus on privacy and the fact that is quantum-proof.
      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)? I've attended to a conference in Melbourne (Australia) few years ago.
      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. No
        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 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
        What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Ideally I'd love to live on crypto and un-bank myself and my loved ones (100% decentralized).
        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. Potentially a new form of worldwide accepted digital cash built to resist censorship.
        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? Absolutely, I remember using Scroogle daily in 2004 when I was just a kid, at the time online privacy was a concern for fews and surely it was for me.
        In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Computing power of quantum computers will pose a huge threat to our freedom, but as always in history, sooner or later men will join forces and overcome the threat.

        How are your Linux skills?

        Could you run a node at home?

        I’m a Linux advanced user (been using a couple of distros for some 10 years or so), although I’m not a programmer/pro user.

        Unfortunately I won’t be able to run a node at home.

        Thanks for replying. I support your application

        Thank you kindly for supporting my application!

        Aren’t you afraid that the datacenter might be unreliable? If something happens there, your uptime could suffer. Aren’t you thinking of buying your own hardware in the future?

        Hi Tomat, thanks for your input. At present time I’d rather move to another datacenter than buy my own hardware in order to guarantee maximum uptime to my node. I might consider buying bare-metal server in 12 to 24 months from now if I’ll be able to afford it!

        Like your involvement here and your application. You have my support.

        Nice. Has my vote

        Nice application. :+1:t2:

        Thanks Bulldog!

        Thank you Cricket, and thank you Oxtail :pray:

        Looks great, you have my vote

        Thanks for your support Dyllan! It feels good to be part of this community :muscle:

        great application!

        Thank you MYassin, can’t wait to start!

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        I give you my vote

        Thanks Gotos! :muscle:

        We need more Italian nodes :+1:

        I agree! Thanks for your support Robbie :pray: