Orange VI Node Application 12272192251

Respondent ID 12272192251
End Date 12/20/2020 12:03:39 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 Encinitas
State/Province CA
Country USA
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Spanish
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node State/Province California
Node Country USA
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
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? 300 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? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 25 cents per kilowatt hour
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 18
In what type of environment would this server be located? Dedicated office on my property
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Cox
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? MIcrosoft Azure, AWS
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Ryzen 7 3700x, 32GB DDR4 ram, GeForce RTX 3060 ti, 1 TB NVMe SSD
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? Strong belief in project, and that privacy in metadata is essential for long-term personal freedom
How did you originally hear about the xx network? David Chaum interview/talk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Private messaging, private transactions, high throughput -- excited about the entire vision. Also interested in potential for private stablecoin on the network.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Bitcoin only
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Wyoming hackathon
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. I could help with regular node communications, Q and As, email newsletter, etc
    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 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? Decentralize enough to be truly censorship resistant
    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. Elixxir can achieve the true vision of the original cryptographers -- Chaum, Tim May -- to obscure the view of the digital panopticon surveillance net
    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 the only way to take about the Natural Law of humanity that has slowly been eroded since the start of WW1. We are over 100 years into the creeping oppression of big governments and we finally have a real tool to take back our natural, inalienable rights for individual liberty. On another note, my great-grandfather was a famous German anarchist that was killed for his beliefs by fascists in Munich, in 1919.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Too difficult to gauge at this point, but a potentially important consideration.

    Very good application. You have my vote.

    Yes totally agree with above statement. Good application and has my vote.