Orange IX Node Application 12538577540

Respondent ID 12538577540
End Date 03/31/2021 8:46:15 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 Rivne
State/Province Rivne Oblast
Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Ukrainian, English
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Rivne
Node State/Province Rivne Oblast
Node Country Ukraine
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Spacemesh, Mina, Solana Network
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Improved communication between nodes.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I am ready to give all my free time to this project. There are no setbacks.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 730
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 600
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 93
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.7 USD
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 87
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). DataGroup
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)? Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, i9-9980HK, Samsung 970 PRO SSD 1TB – M.2 NVMe, 883 DCT 240GB, 64RAM
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: No
Why do you want to be a node? Node supports the network.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The idea of creating a truly secure and reliable platform, with the main aim of providing total privacy.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Spacemesh, Mina, Solana Network
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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? I choose decentralized networks because they have many advantages over distributed networks and of course centralized networks. Decentralized networks are more accessible, more confidential, more performant, more secure, and have a high level of adaptability.
    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. xx network is the first platform of its kind to put the privacy of its users first. Fast cMix technology provides an anonymity set. The developers are developing this concept further and are not limiting themselves to the creation of a decentralized network. Their plans include the launch of the first dapps, an xx messenger. Elixxir's open-source cMix technology will break the link between sender and receiver. Therefore, messages remain end-to-end encrypted. Thus xx network offers the most secure way to exchange information.
    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? The internet will begin to stagnate. Some many self-serving people and corporations will gladly steal and sell users' data at any chance they get. If there are no security mechanisms in place, this will happen all the time. Intelligent, honest, and talented people will be discouraged from contributing to the internet. The platform will lose all its potential
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Theoretically, a quantum computer could be used to calculate the public key of any user on the network. There is also the assumption that we don't have enough energy for a perfect quantum computer. Because of this, it would not be possible to get a single 256-bit encryption key.
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