Orange Node Application 11797812627, submitted on 07-16-2020

Respondent ID 11797812627
Application Date 07/16/2020 9:12:09 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Navi Mumbai
Applicant State/Province Maharashtra
Applicant Country India
What languages do you speak? English, Hindi
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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
Node Province New York
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Test nodes for Noia network, Harmony, Elrond, Pi network
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Low entry barrier in respect to cost involved and technical knowledge.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Cost and technical knowledge.
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.
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? 100
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
In what type of environment would this server be located? Other (please specify), VPS
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), As part of my profession
Specs
Why do you want to be a node? To learn to be able to run nodes for more blockchain projects along with getting some compensation.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Read on crypto/blockchain news aggregator Crypto Mass Adoption (CMA) but didn't remember the publisher.
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? It's a project by earliest proponent of decentralised finance.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Run testnodes of a number of small projects as mentioned above. No experience in development.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Attended Matic network and ANKR projects' meet-up in Mumbai. Attended some virtual conferences, latest one being Binance's off the charts.
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: No 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 earn xx coins, 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 former don't have any central authority/entity controlling the network whereas in the latter work is distributed amongst a number of players but a central authority is there to control the network and decision making.
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
Previous Application https://forum.xx.network/t/violet-node-application-11634095119-submitted-on-05-25-2020/1425
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Might need to up the connection speed a bit as the betanet goes forward to meet the speeds quoted in the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements, but other than that, it’s a very good application :+1: