Orange IX Node Application 12528254565

Respondent ID 12528254565
End Date 03/27/2021 7:20:49 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 Lelystad
State/Province Flevoland
Country Netherlands
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Dutch, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Retired from engineer
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Lelystad
Node State/Province Flevoland
Node Country Netherlands
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? N/A
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? N/A
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
    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. €0,21 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?` 95
    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). XS4ALL Amsterdam
    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)? Asrock B550M Pro4, AMD Rayzen 7 3700X, Geforce 2070 Super, 1TB Samsung 970 evo Plus, 32GB intern
    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: N/A
    Why do you want to be a node? I think it is important that humanity again has more privacy about its data. By being part of David Chaum's project, I believe I contribute to the future of privacy.
    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?
      What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I've been watching it for a while now and see that the network is only growing. Because this platform is the future for the pravacy of humanity, I want to be part of that and take this to a further stage with the contribution of an extra node.
      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)? None
      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? 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
        What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The advantage of a detralized network is that it is spread over a large area both nationally and worldwide and is therefore more stable than if you have it centrally in a data center.
        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. By using the xx network there will be no more possibilities to sell data from citizens and companies to 3rd parties. As a result, everyone retains their privacy and large companies no longer make a profit on the data of others who have no control over it. My thanks to David Chaum for innovating this 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? As I have already mentioned, I think it is important that the big companies cannot have any power over the people. At the moment they can still collect all your data and know everything about you. As a result, you are always influenced by the companies that continue to hold power and also catch money for this. This should be stopped and xx network is the solution for that.
        In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The danger with quantum computers is that when they attack a data center, they can spread a virus all over the network. And this could also happen worldwide. That is why we should avoid and try to get ahead of quantum computers as much as possible.
        1 Like

        Good application and has my vote.

        Looks good to me. Got my vote too.

        Even more Dutch people xD. I know xs4all has decent routers, but make sure you ask Xs4all for a new router if possible. You have my vote. xs4all is good quality internet.

        You have my vote as well

        Good!

        Has my support. Nice application

        Good application with that its a yes.

        Looks good, you have my vote.

        I agree. Looks good. Yes!