Orange IX Node Application 12532766038

Respondent ID 12532766038
End Date 03/29/2021 3:48:59 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 amersham
State/Province buckinghamshire
Country UK
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) english
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Amersham
Node State/Province Buckinghamshire
Node Country UK
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Scaleability and transaction speed
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None. I am very technical. I know how to code and I am proficient in the Linux platform.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 10
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 110
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. $60
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 65
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). Virgin Broadband
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? I have experience in google cloud deployment
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Gen3 8 Core AM4 CPU, Corsair Vengeance 32GB DD4, Samsung 970 PRO 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (on order),
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? I believe that Elixxir will be Monero V2.0. Monero is the current gold standard of crypto privacy but I think Elixxir will one day overtake Monero. I want to be a part of this evolution and do not want to miss this train ride.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? friend
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? Ethical reasons mainly. I believe privacy is a fundamental right of every human being on this planet and not a gift.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Monero.
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. I can do a monthly video updates and perhaps move to weekly once I become more familiar with the tech
    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 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): I believe privacy is a fundamental human right.
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The main difference is in the power of control. Distributed networks tend to be more centralized with high-performance hardware being used to run them and better transaction speeds. A great example of this is Ripple/XRPL. In decentralized networks, there is no central power of control and there is no particular hardware standard used. An example of this can be seen looking at Cardano/ADA. I lean more towards decentralization where no single entity is in control of the network and using some form of governance (e.g. like Ziliqua/Gzil) for democratic voting rights for the future direction of the network.
    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.
    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 mentioned before it is our fundamental human right. I am fed up with the direction this world is heading towards especially after the Covid-19 crisis and the introduction of the big brother state. I believe we should recognize all the human race as one and we should ALL have the power to reach our full potential and privacy plays a vital role in achieving this.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I believe the main threat is the cracking of the encryption used to secure the network. Quantum computing will give the creators of such hardware access to unlimited hash rate power which can be used to crack the encryption through brute force. Decentralized networks are more susceptible to this type of attack because the database is publically accessible as it resides locally on each node. On a centralized network, the database is more private. Hence, difficult to crack using the brute-force technique.
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    Good application. You have my vote.

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    you have my vote

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    Looks fine

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    WoW :+1:

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    thank you Sir

    Thank you Sir

    Thank you

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