Orange Node Application 11855610626, submitted on 08-01-2020

Respondent ID 11855610626
Application Date 08/01/2020 4:12:11 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City Zürich
Applicant State/Province Zürich
Applicant Country Switzerland
What languages do you speak? English, Romanian, Russian
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Zürich
Node Province Zürich
Node Country Switzerland
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? Better dApps documentation.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None, I guess.
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. 0.188 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?` 1
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 400
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Why do you want to be a node? Curiosity and desire to improve the network. Also I would want to contribute to the success of my investment.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The way it resolves the scaling problem.
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 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 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? I see myself leaning strongly towards decentralized network model since it does not have central points of failure.
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. There is no network today which has all these properties: decentralised, linearly scaleable, can support resource intensive dApps, strong currency. I believe xx network has all the above capabilities makes it very distinguished for all the networks that exist today.
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? Privacy protects us from arbitrary and unjustified use of power by states, companies and other actors.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The threat that it poses is toward traditional encryption mechanisms that are currently in use.

Assuming your hardware reaches the recommended specs (Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements) the you have my support :+1:


One of the best answers to the “why” question :slight_smile:

I would love to have you on board. Best of luck with the selection process!

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Totally agree!

I trust those who bought XX coins!