Orange Node Application 11838201594, submitted on 07-28-2020

Respondent ID 11838201594
Application Date 07/28/2020 11:53:39 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Dakar
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country SENEGAL
What languages do you speak? French, english
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? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Group: Institut Supérieur d'Ingénierie Territoriale en Afrique (ISIT-Afrique)
Node City Dakar
Node Province
Node Country SENEGAL
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?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? NONE
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 175 F CFA par kilowat
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? 60 megabits per second
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 20 megabits per second
In what type of environment would this server be located? University / Academic Institution
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), Our group install servers as part of our teaching programme
Why do you want to be a node? to increase knowledge and education about blockchain technology in SENEGAL
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? I am interested in the use of blockchain in the economy
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? we are part of Information georaphic system network in SENEGAL
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: Instructional video content: visio conferences, visio teaching courses, webinars
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. to be determined
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, promote te xx network in SENEGAL and Africa
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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? The current internet is not private and there is no verifiable identity mechanism in it
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? quantum computers have the ability to break encryption and decentralized and centralized systems
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Would you be able to upgrade your connection speed to meet the minimum requirements?

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I will be able to upgrade my connection speed utilizing the fibre optic internet Services offered by a few of my local ISPcarriers

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You should be able to get a 100 mb/s full duplex connection in Dakar. I have worked with some ISP’s in your country before. I know there is an international ISP provider over there named Orange.

Has my vote.