Orange IX Node Application 12526476937

Respondent ID 12526476937
End Date 03/26/2021 11:41:08 AM
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 Kelowna
State/Province British Columbia
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) Buisness Owner
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some school up to Secondary or High School, no diploma
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Medicine Hat
Node State/Province Alberta
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): N/A
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? 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? 1000
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 12-13 cents 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?` 10
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). Telus or Shaw
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.
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)? Ryzen 5600X, 1TB NVME, 250GB NVME, B550Mobo, Nvidia Rtx 3070 GPU, 16GB ddr4 (upgradable to 64GB)
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? Investment opportunities and the technology being made by is cutting edge in the field of protection user data in communication. I want to be a part of this!
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? Secure, private, anonymous messaging. Quantum resistant technology that will actually work
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? N/A
    Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
    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 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): To keep my data "safu"
      What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized is making something in such a way that there is not centralized attack point such as a company datacenter headquarters for example... Whereas a distributed network would be one that has multiple network sites (nodes/gateways) setup in various locations, preferably in different countries with various ISP's. This is what is doing also of course!
      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. is creating, as I understand it, the first truly decentralized, quantum resistant network with a messenger system that truly shreds meta data for its users. This has not been done yet by any crypto project. That's value!
      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? Yes it is. With the proliferation of quantum computing coming quickly, the internet must have systems which are able to protect data from these powerhouse computers. This is literally a race against time to protect the internets value...
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? It's a debated subject of course but as I understand it, the use of quantum computing will threaten all current security protocols being able to brute force most of them.

      Fine application, good to see you like privacy :slight_smile:

      You have my vote

      The bandwith isn’t enough if you would like to run the node and gateway on the same machine.
      If you would use a separate gateway and node you would have my vote

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      Thanks for the heads up about the banwidth issue. I could certainly get my upload speed upgraded with the service provider if I ran node gateway on same PC… But I would more likely just run the gateway on a VPS.
      Im pretty flexible that way.
      Appreciate your suggestions! Thanks!

      By the way this is my dad’s node. He’s gonna run it from the next province over from me and I just help him with the technical setup. He will join discord if he gets accepted. :+1:

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      Thanks buddy. I’m not a “techy”, but I’m not totally inept about these things haha. I appreciate your help though of course.
      We will do whatever needs to be done in order to comply with network requirements. No problem.

      Like your geo and its a sound application. You have my vote.

      Thanks Bulldog!

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      Looks good, you have my vote

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      You got my vote! Especially because you are honest about the application.

      Good application. Yes!

      Top, My Vote