Orange Node Application 11839113467, submitted on 07-28-2020

Respondent ID 11839113467
Application Date 07/28/2020 3:23:46 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City Baar
Applicant State/Province Zug
Applicant Country Switzerland
What languages do you speak? German, English
What is your occupation? Software Development
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 Baar
Node Province Zug
Node Country Switzerland
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? Power consumption, support time it needs
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 100$
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 41
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 10000
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), We ran several Debian Servers in different Network-Zones for different security requirements. Custom Hardening, Mail-Server, Fileserver, App-Servers, Backup...
Specs i7-8700K, 24G RAM, Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080, 1T SSD
Why do you want to be a node? I want to support the first project that I think would meet my personal requirements.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? I was looking for some coin, that I can reliably invest my money.
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? future-proof through quantum-resistant cryptography and scalability
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
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:
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 promote quantum secure distributed systems, To earn xx coins, 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
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? Because noone can know everything (how to enable privacy), and if privacy is not enabled by default, it has no privacy. I want to say, everybody should have privacy by default, otherwise other people cannot protect their privacy.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? decentralized systems solely rely on encryption, if encryption is broken, the system is broken. A owner of a centralized system could undo potential breakage and fix the security issue.
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It may be worth checking the suitability of the i7 8700 with the xx Network Team (@benger may be able to help) as it has previously been noted that the i7 9700 is slightly underspec’d.

Other than that :+1: