Orange Node Application 11840908908, submitted on 07-29-2020

Respondent ID 11840908908
Application Date 07/29/2020 1:50:08 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Warsaw
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Poland
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Retired
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Warsaw
Node Province
Node Country Poland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? 20% interest for staking like Bitcoin Plus provides.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?
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. Insignificantly low
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 31
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 11
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 250
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 Dell Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Laptop Computer
Why do you want to be a node? To be able to get xx coins.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? YouTube
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Better private cryptocurrency solution for everyone on Earth.
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? 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, Privacy in general (especially financial privacy).
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Full decentralization as far as it is safe, reliable, and PRIVATE for everyone.
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. It goes beyond a secure private cryptocurrency.
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? No one else needs to know our personal business.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Possibly coming up with private keys that they weren't intended to have.

Could you upgrade your upload speed to meet the minimum requirements?

Does the Dell Pro laptop come with a GPU option? Would you be able to run a full spec node with it?

Not without additional income to offset the additional cost to me from my internet service provider. But I will contact them to see how much it would cost for 100 mbps uploads.

I talked to my ISP. My upload speed will have to remain 10 mbps.

It’s not a gaming laptop. It has an Intel UHD 620 integrated in the main processor.
Is that good enough?

No!

This application has been pre-selected, but I think it shouldn’t make it to the final list. 10 mbps upload speed is clearly insufficient and the applicant is clearly stating that he won’t be able/willing to upgrade it. Similarly for the necessary hardware. @Arte

@Bob, there are monthly token incentives. Although it’s true that they won’t be tradable any time soon, they are precisely intended to offset this kind of costs. Could you reconsider your unwillingness to upgrade your connection/hardware?

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It’s not me, it’s the internet speeds. Even with a commercial/business account they max out at 35 mbps upload speed. I’m just a person, not a business.

Ok, I see, sorry about that. Not sure about 35 mbps, but there have been some recent instances of nodes initially operating with 10mbps upload and they could hardly process any round successfully, they were timing out round after round until they upgraded their connection.

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I am of the same opinion unfortunately.
Although its admirable that you want to run a node and are trying your best to get the best connection possible the 10mbps limit seems, regrettably, short of a useful connection speed.

Unless the team can work some magic that enables the data to be transferred as well over a slower connection (something that would help us all out) I can’t see this be a viable application. Sorry.

If I can’t get a good enough internet connection and/or my laptop doesn’t have a powerful enough GPU to run a node may I at least get an opportunity to obtain some XX Coins (and a secure wallet for them)? I’m probably not the only one who supports the project, wants to participate, but cannot due to circumstances beyond my control.

I should be considered for other ways to participate.

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There may be another coin sale, follow the news. :slight_smile:

Which news where? Can I subscribe for updates?
I never heard about the last one (and I’m into cryptocurrencies).

Check here, there have been an initial sale, an exclusive node sale and a couple of referral sales. From what I’ve read in the Telegram channel it seems that the latest referral sale has been extended a few days, but I’m not sure.

It doesn’t seem possible to send private messages here, but in case you were interested in trying the referral sale you could join discord and send me one with your email address, and I’ll refer you to [email protected] (I don’t get anything from this, btw).

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I’m WB on Discord.
How do I find you/message you? I just did (I think).