Orange Node Application 11850392839, submitted on 07-31-2020

Respondent ID 11850392839
Application Date 07/31/2020 4:11:15 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Chisinau
Applicant State/Province Chisinau
Applicant Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? English, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian
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? 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 Chisinau
Node Province Chisinau
Node Country Moldova
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Easiness of setup, better documentation, to facilitate troubleshooting.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? If we're talking about mainnet xx network nodes, a setback would be the change of hardware requirements. I can afford a ~2k euro node, but not a 5k one
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. USD 0.12 per kwh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 50
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 150
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 150
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), I have worked as an integration engineer and took part in commissioning a number of services for various mobile operators. I took part in every stage of the E2E process, starting with the site survey, hardware installation, power up and software installation + configuration. I have worked with HP Proliant servers, Huawei ATAE blade servers and some others.
Why do you want to be a node? I am impressed by the team behind the xx network. I feel like the xx network is trying to address some pressing issues of the web, like anonymity and security of communication.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord, BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? As I stated above - the issues that the xx network is trying to address - anonymity on the web and security.
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: Instructional video content: I have experience creating instructional videos in my current organization.
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. 1 instructional video + 1 article
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 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? Decentralized networks have nodes taking their own decisions and the rest of the network kind of accepting and incorporating this decision. A distributed system that the work is done by all of the nodes but the decision might still be taken at a higher level. Where do I sit - I believe in democracy. And in the fact that every human deserves to be heard.
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. the XX network platform would be the only decentralized platform that could scale efficiently, thus providing the means for satisfying the ever increasing demands of our times.
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 my opinion - Privacy by Default should be the new norm. In fact, it should have been the old norm, all along, but somewhere along the way it was lost. We gave up a lot of our privacy for the illusion of security. And this is wrong.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

This applicant actually helped me set up my node, he is certainly qualified to run his own instance.
Good luck with the selection process!

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Sounds promising if hardware specs are met.

I trust those who bought XX coins!

Thank you! I will buy the hardware as soon as I am selected as a node operator.

Thank you, Roman!