Orange V Node Application 12170807365

Respondent ID 12170807365
End Date 11/15/2020 9:47:47 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID. Second-time applicants will be highly considered. You can email us at [email protected] if you don't know your application ID.
City/Town Hopewell Junction
State/Province NY
Country USA
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Retired Detective
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Hopewell Junction
Node State/Province NY
Node Country USA
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): N/A
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? N/A
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? As much needed
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? As much needed
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 75
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. Fluctuating
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 100
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Comcast
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. N/A
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
Do you have hardware you would like to use but does not meet the stated BetaNet node specs? If so, please provide specs on that hardware below: N/A
Why do you want to be a node? To support our MBN micro banking node concept. A kiosk that will issue stable coins.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Coindesk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The security, speed, efficiency and trust of the network.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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. Bi weekly
    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 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?
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

    Please clarify your HW if selected.

    More info needed indeed.

    I’d love to have a retired detective joining the network :grinning: The applicant also has the right motivation, stated a clear use-case (MBN micro-banking node), and reads crypto-publications (Coindesk) suggesting a deeper interest in the scene.

    What I would still wish to see to support this application is the following:

    • Hardware specs of the node the applicant will buy/deploy, as others have noted, including a clear commitment of installing an appropriate GPU.
    • Answers to the last four questions,
    • A statement that the applicant understands that he will not be compensated for running a node, given that he is based in the US.

    I also like this more then the rest of applicants. They all come from ukraine or russia. Trough there own telegram group.

    But still, please add some answers to the final questions and add your hardware specs.

    Hello everyone. I am excited being picked.

    To be honest I really didn’t think I would be picked.
    Is it possible to have a telegram or some other conference call to discuss if I should actually move forward with the node project.

    Congrats for the pre-selection. I’d recommend to wait until you make it through the final selection, before you proceed with your node project.

    I’m not a member of the node team, so I’m not involved in the selection process. The comments you received, including mine, are all from the community, which may or may not guide the node team in their selection considerations.


    how do I contact the node team?