Orange VI Node Application 12221867124

Respondent ID 12221867124
End Date 12/02/2020 3:48:59 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. 10538335280
City/Town San Enrique
State/Province Negros Occidental
Country Philippines
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Hiligaynon, Visayan
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Odenton
Node State/Province Maryland
Node Country USA
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Automatic updates, stable resource utilization, trustworthy crypto
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Moving next summer, will relocate node to colo at that time
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300
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/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
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). Verizon FIOS
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? Installing hardware in university datacenter / personal hardware in colo
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Ryzen 8-core CPU, 1TB NVME, 2070 Super GPU
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:
Why do you want to be a node? I saw David Chaum present twice and trust his instinct and hand in crypto projects. I believe in the project and want to support it.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Bitcointalk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The novel way of preserving privacy and throughput
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Monero Reddit
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes - Blockchain Connect 2018-2019, IACR conferences
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: Have produced training videos
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 to publish my experience running and building a node
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
  • 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? "Distributed" is a more general term and can include centralized control, whereas decentralized networks do not have a control plane that is under the control of a single entity. I believe some networks should be decentralized, but some can more easily be deployed in a distributed fashion.
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 hash-based cryptography is compelling, as well as precomputation and not requiring proof of work to secure it.
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 is required in order to ensure the decentralization of CONTROL is maintained. A decentralized network that is public can still be controlled by a powerful entity (such as the government of the state you live in).
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? They pose a threat to the cryptography, which ensures privacy, integrity, etc. If it breaks, trust in the system is broken.

This is my application. If you have any questions for me, please let me know.

To be clear, I will host the node in a home until later this year, where it will transition to colocation.

I like this application!

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Good application. You have my vote.

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Like the application.hope you get in. It’s a yes for me.

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