Orange Node Application 11797453437, submitted on 07-24-2020

Respondent ID 11797453437
Application Date 07/24/2020 6:25:45 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Puławy
Applicant State/Province lubelskie
Applicant Country Poland
What languages do you speak? Polish(native), English(B2+)
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Puławy
Node Province lubelskie
Node Country Poland
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? I don't see any
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. 16,5 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?` 100
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), Only deploying services like Jira, Confluence on AWS
Specs AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, GTX 2070, Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 1TB SSD
Why do you want to be a node? I want to help with the project and be a valuable part of it. I believe in that project and the team behind it. I think that my experience and engagement could be useful.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord, Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? David Chaum. Crypto has become the opposite of what it was originally supposed to be. It is hard to know who you can and can not trust anymore. xx network is one of the few that have earned trust due to his pioneering work throughout the last few decades-long before Bitcoin or Ethereum. (Something along those lines is what I would say. Watch his video in the last email. Use some of his own words)
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? An integral part of the Gems telegram community for crypto space enthusiasts and investors. Besides that, I am an active member of QA(testing and automation) group in Kraków - KraQA
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No, I don't but I want to attend this year on European Blockchain Convention 2020. I need to be more active in that area for sure.
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: Community Management Other: Integral part of Gems telegram community for crypto space enthusiasts and investors. Its a community full of people who are focused on human trust and the importance of that.
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. Medium review and at least one article added about the theme selected by you.
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? This is a semantics question, but from a purely technological standpoint, decentralized networks are “ The origins of decentralized computing originate from the work of David Chaum. In 1979 he conceived the first concept of a decentralized computer system known as Mix Network. It provided an anonymous email communications network, which decentralized the authentication of the messages in a protocol that would become the precursor to Onion Routing, the protocol of the TOR browser. Through this initial development of an anonymous communications network, David Chaum applied his Mix Network philosophy to design the world's first decentralized payment system and patented it in 1980 (Patent US4529870). Later in 1982, for his Ph.D. dissertation, he wrote about the need for decentralized computing services in the paper Computer Systems Established, Maintained, and Trusted by Mutually Suspicious Groups. He would go on to launch the world's first digital payment system in 1990 called eCash. And distributed networks are a more centralized version.
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. The value proposition is twofold, first, the creator David Chaum is the most experienced person in the industry by a mile. That is where the true value lies. A person who has earned their place, whereas many others are selling whitepapers before proving themselves. Ethereum is a good comparison. It is the top smart contract network but in reality, the CTO (Gavin) left and Vitalik was merely a blogger who did good research. He has references many old research papers such as Szabos “God Protocols” which are actually based on Chaums research before that. Most all research stems back to Chaum. This is where the real value is derived. And from tech perspective xx network have impressive specs like quantum-resistant, full encrypted end to end or lighting fast tx times
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? Privacy is not an option. It has to be private by default otherwise a backdoor is open for abuse. We can google and find a lot of info on this and why many people do not think Zcash is private since it has the option. All or nothing is the only way for true privacy in my opinion.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computing opens the door for bad actors to have an easy path for attacking decentralized or centralized networks. Most current, if not all crypto’s would be subject to the network being hacked through quantum computing.

Got my vote!

Thanks Steve!

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Has my vote as well!