Orange V Node Application 12188737885

Respondent ID 12188737885
End Date 11/20/2020 12:57:10 PM
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 Toronto
State/Province ON
Country Canada
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) Self-Employed, Active Investor
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 Toronto
Node State/Province ON
Node Country Canada
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 I can tell
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 900mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 900mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 10 cents
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
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). Bell (Fibre)
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? Yes, in my business' server center.
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: No - would purchase new equipment.
Why do you want to be a node? Impressed with the XX Network and beleive the technology/network is the future for the basis of many transactions and privacy. Additionally, a great investment.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Newsletter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The entire project and concept, including Quantum association.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? None yet - evaluating others
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:
  • Other: No to managing communities, yes to content for dissemination on behalf of my current business.
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. Willing, but think I'd need to understand the scope of work required.
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 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks are about each node making its own decision vs. a single entity receiving/responding. The net effect is that the network cannot be controlled, and the system's outcome is an aggregate of the decisions of the individual nodes. Distributed nodes apply a consensus approach or protocol to agree on the same values, transactions, commands, etc. The thought of decentralization is appealing, however, with decentralization there remain some hurdles or disadvantages - distributed environments can solve some of the issues that decentralized environments encounter, but they too have their issues and disadvantages as well.
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. Far too many platforms offer the proposition of XX Network, but are in fact not what they say and are centralized at their core. XX aims to solve many of these issues by keeping our data secure & private.
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 by Default should be the bare minimum. The proliferation of Internet use and the various means to access it be it games/apps/etc require personal information to be used to validate oneself. We now exist in a world where Facebook/Google/Apple essentially control the "validation" of one's identity, yet they are the same ones that seek to exploit that identify for their own private corporate profits. Additionally to that is the profliferation of personal data on servers across the Internet that is next to impossible to keep completely secure, and it's like we are headed for a Big Brother state. One should be able to Opt-In as required vs. being forced to Opt-Out if at all possible.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The little I know about the detailed workings of quantum is that with their processing power, nothing presently would be secure without a counter balance to keep information private & safe.
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Great application. Has my vote.

Good application. You get my vote.


My vote. Good luck !

Good understanding of why this platform is needed. Great ISP speeds as well. Has my vote.

looks great. The quality of exhibitors and equipment is increasing day by day. If I have the right to vote, I have a vote. :slight_smile:
I did not elaborate in the questionnaire but my hardware is great and I am determined to improve it further. 5000 mb available now. download and upload bandwidth :slight_smile:
please rate me too :slight_smile:

Nice application, has my vote.

Classy application. Gets my vote.