Orange VI Node Application 12263545240

Respondent ID 12263545240
End Date 12/16/2020 2:59:37 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 Waldbrunn
State/Province Baden-Wuerttemberg
Country Germany
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, German
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Waldbrunn
Node State/Province Baden-Wuerttemberg
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Polkadot
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? higher sofware quality, better usability,
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Currently, I dont see any potential problems or setbacks
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000 Mbps
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. 0,28 € / 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). Vodafone Cable
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? I have a lot of experience deploying hardware servers in datacenters. I used dedicated servers for many of my projects.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Intel Core i9-9900K, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 64 GB DDR4, 2 x 1 TB NVMe,
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 would love to contibute to the community and its vision of privacy by default. Also, I want to add some female diversity to the community :)
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I would say the overall idea of privacy, achieving quantum proof security as well as its approach of decentralization while mainting high performance and scalability.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Occasionally
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Unfortunately, there havent been any in my region so far.
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: Created user documentation including video content for different software products
  • Livestream/broadcast video content: Live webinars and online product pitches
  • Other: Experience as Product Owner ,developping UI for mobile apps
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. I can't say for sure, but I can provide valuable content on a regular basis
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 private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
  • To promote quantum secure distributed systems
  • 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I would say while both dont have a central entity/node that acts as single decision maker, distrubuted systems additionally have all nodes connected to each other.
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. Putting it in three words: Privacy, Security, Performance
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? The daily life in future well be totally connected to the internet and online services. Users often aren't aware of what data and information they are sharing and who has access to it. Privacy by Default provides a great opportunity for all users to benefit from privacy right from the start.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I guess most, if not all currently operating systems could be on risk due to future quantum computing innovations.

great. my vote is yours

Solid app. Has my vote.

Great job, yes.