Orange Node Application 11839009186, submitted on 07-28-2020

Respondent ID 11839009186
Application Date 07/28/2020 2:34:20 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City GUNTUR
Applicant State/Province ANDHRA PRADESH
Applicant Country India
What languages do you speak? Telugu, Hindi, English
What is your occupation? Retired Military Veteran
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City HYDERABAD
Node Province TELANGANA
Node Country India
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Simplification to run through a GUI on a PC / Laptop / Mobile. Can run in offline mode
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Required to be 24 hours online
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. 10 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?` 100
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 gb
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 gb
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), Network System Administrator in my office
Specs Can run a gateway as per the described specifications in https://xx.network/blog/revised-betanet-hardware
Why do you want to be a node? Contribute to a new sophisticated technology with a large potential to earn
How did you originally hear about the xx network? xx collective
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Facebook, LinkedIn, BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Uniqueness of the program
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Cardano, Trust wallet
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Virtual G Summit in India by Consensys
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. Biweekly twitter update. medium review.
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? Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made. ... Distributed means that the processing is shared across multiple nodes, but the decisions may still be centralized and use complete system knowledge Far below the decentralisation spectrum I 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. Extremely uniquely sophisticated with a working MVP
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? Extremely important to safeguard one's privacy and freedom
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? may be speed limitations in decentralised systems.centralised systems may cope up
Previous Application https://forum.xx.network/t/violet-node-application-11641259224-submitted-on-05-27-2020/1789
2 Likes

Looks good to me and would be nice to have another node in India.

My only question is about uptime. You said we can expect 100 uptime (which I assume you mean 100%) but mentioned being required to be online for 24 hours is the only potential setback from you operating as a node. Can you clarify?

A good applicant :+1: