Orange Node Application 11839125254, submitted on 07-28-2020

Respondent ID 11839125254
Application Date 07/28/2020 3:13:26 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City Den haag
Applicant State/Province Zuid holland
Applicant Country Netherlands
What languages do you speak? English, dutch
What is your occupation? Finance manager
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Den haag
Node Province Zuid-holland
Node Country The netherlands
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Nix, bulwark
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Stability, most nodes weren't profitable after a certain time because of too much inflation
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I am not a real software programmer. So the only setback i can have is if it is too difficult to set up
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. Around €5 per week
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 16
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Specs I have alot of high end spec computer parts at my disposal, i can even have access to a private data center with all the setup knowledge from a partner
Why do you want to be a node? I have already purchased coins in the pre-sale of this project, since i believe that this project has a lot of potential to become a successful blockchain project due to speed, scalability and privacy. I would like to be a part of the network to help it grow and become one the most succesful blockchain projects out.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Came across it surfing on the internet
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The potential of it. Due to the technology thats integrated into the network (speed, scalability and privacy) therefore it is one step in front of the competition.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Currently not
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes, the blockchain expo europe in berlin 2017
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? No
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect the privacy of political speech, To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project, 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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

As long as the hardware meets the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements, then you have my support :+1:

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Hi Steve, thank your for your support! the needed hardware would not be a problem at all for me. I have different options available, including a private datacenter to run a node if needed.

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A very strong app with great experience. Has my vote.

Thank you for your support Bulldog! I hope I can be a part of the nodes network and contribute to this awesome project that is being developed

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Nice to see a other Dutch!
In de oranje groep! Gefeliciteerd!

Hi Robbie, thanks! very happy that I got selected. the dutch are represented very strong! you also congratulations! I am currently setting up the beta node, did you get yours already online?

Thank you, my node is running since July already. A friend of mine installed everything. Everything was done in less then 2 hours. :sunglasses:

Welkom in the orange group.
Goed om de dutch channel te gebruiken voor de normale vragen.

thanks, for all the messages, ik zie jullie in de dutch channel!