Orange V Node Application 12180259195

Respondent ID 12180259195
End Date 11/29/2020 5:41:14 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 Porto
State/Province Porto
Country Portugal
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Portuguese, Spanish, English
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Porto
Node State/Province Porto
Node Country Portugal
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
    What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
    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? 400 Mbps
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 Gbps
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0,15€ 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?` 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). Meo(Altice)
    If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it.
    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: Will invest in a setup in accordance with the specifications as soon as the application is approved
    Why do you want to be a node? Want to get into the crypto ecosystem, and the xx network seemed like the right project for me to try and get involved in.
    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? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The motivation seems clear and honest, and David Chaum ‘s involvement really makes xx network stand out as a promising project. Privacy is also a big concern of mine, therefore I would like to support projects that protect it.
    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)? Not yet, plan to do it in a near future.
    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. Once a month
      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 earn xx coins
      • To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
      • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
      • 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? While in a distributed network consensus is not managed by a single entity as opposed to a centralized network, it still has consensus managing hubs that can be potential points of failure. In a decentralized network every node is equal and independent and consensus is managed by peers. I tend to lean towards decentralization, despite the inherent challenges I think it's always an option worth pursuing.
      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 focus on anonymity and integrity, Quantum resistance, David Chaum, a pioneer in the world of cryptography and digital currency
      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 is a protection to the individual and its freedom, it is a basic right and should be preserved at all costs. In a world where this notion is being forgotten and personal data is used as a manipulation tool and as merchandise, Privacy by Default is of utmost importance in order to preserve those rights and prevent abuse of power.
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers pose a threat to cybersecurity in general, although we are safe in an immediate future, the potentiality of this technology is overwhelming. Therefore quantum security is a topic that should be addressed as soon as possible in order to stay ahead of the threat, and fight the problem before it hits us.
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      Please clarify HW if selected.

      Yep. More hardware details would be nice…
      Internet looks ok… Upvote.

      Strong application. I support this application if applicant makes a clear commitment to build a node that fully meets the specs, including the GPU.

      A plus will be if you already research the server parts you would be buying and post these here.

      You seem eager to join and committed to buy the HW, so you have my support !

      Hey there! Applicant here.

      @Bulldog @MotoSharky @Marc

      Regarding the hardware, I was using the requirements as a reference for what setup to buy, thus was thinking of something along the lines of:
      AMD Ryzen 5 3600x
      GeForce RTX 2070
      16 GB DDR4, with slots to upgrade
      Samsung 970 EVO PLUS

      Thank you guys and @TGV for your feedback.

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      Sounds good. Upvote.

      Has my vote.

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      Has my vote.

      You have my vote. This is the way we want to see applicants. (it was actually better to state your hw but did replied about it)