Orange Node Application 11825521601, submitted on 07-24-2020

Respondent ID 11825521601
Application Date 07/24/2020 8:41:37 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Carlsbad
Applicant State/Province Ca
Applicant Country USA
What languages do you speak? french, english, spanish
What is your occupation? IT
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 carlsbad
Node Province ca
Node Country
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? theta, grin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? atomic swap technology and MW or other privacy, anything that decentralizes our money and makes peer to peer more adoptable.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? none. giddy-up.. well i'm not super technical.. but i can figure stuff out w some community help if needed.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. no idea.. its carlsbad. but its an investment in future so i dont care
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 50
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? 20
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), i sell global data center connectivity and cloud instances from 200 carriers & SaaS providers professionally... you can connect w me on linkedin if you like.
Specs i have a brand new bad-ass gaming computer solely for mining and trading.
Why do you want to be a node? because i believe a decentralized world is better for everyone and I want to help get us there. and yes.. eventually i'll sell some of my stake and retire a bit from work.. but no time soon.. having too much fun.
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? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? seems inline w Satoshi's vision. I hear good things about David C... so i trust you guys will take the project in the right direction, not cut corners and play the long game.. so i want to invest and participate.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? theta, grin, appics (new instagram like app)
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? litecoin
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: Instructional video content: linkedin/youtube work content
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 need to know more .. perhaps a video per week, or bi weekly posts.. but i'm not sure i'm right guy for this.
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? No
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, Reading the above, i cant elaborate: Its like my mind is a tree and you guys are those little cookie elves!
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? my goal is to have enough computing power in the blockchain to put me out of work in my day job (where I sell centralized "cloud" etc. all day long..) i'm the biggest hypocrite in the world in that way. but we'll get there.
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. blockchain was 2009/10.. now w defi and new projects like Theta (streaming, Etc.) were seeing BC 2.0.. but nobody but xx is thinking about the next gen threats to what has been accomplished over last decade by building quantum resistant architecture, apps. just look at Ron Chen (ElastOs).. apple delisting them because of the Dapp store.. the war is already on..
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? information/data is the new currency and the battle between good/evil will be won by those who ensure we can OWN our data, privacy, communication, currency, etc. Centralized tech is the biggest threat to humanity in my opinion.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? they don't pose any new threat to centralized systems.. in many ways they are the same, ran by the same entities. I don't know what the likelihood of breaches to decentralized systems is, but i know its going to increase and we need visionaries like DC et all to play the chess game better.
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Worth considering application, but could you upgrade your connection speed to meet the minimum requirements?


Hi lonewolf, I’ll try but I suspect its already topped out.

Only concern is band width.