Orange VI Node Application 12272486672

Respondent ID 12272486672
End Date 12/20/2020 6:34:19 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 Cape Town
State/Province Western Cape
Country South Africa
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Afrikaans, Dutch
What is your occupation? Software Development
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Cape Town
Node State/Province Western Cape
Node Country South Africa
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • DASH
  • 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? Speed of transactions is already a massive plus,
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None that I know of
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100Mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.10c/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?` 31
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). Vodacom Fibre at home or else in Azure Data Centre
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. Microsoft Azure
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes me and my teams have installed COT's hardware and setup multiple Openstack clusters and Kubernetes bare-metal rigs at the companies that I have worked for and am working for.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? MSI Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus OC 8GB 256-BIT Graphics Card , AMD Ryzen 5 5600 X Desktop Processor, ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro S AMD Ryzen Threadripper ATX Motherboard, 32G DDR4 , Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive
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: 1080GPU , Intel i5, 16GB memory 2TB SSD
Why do you want to be a node?
How did you originally hear about the xx network?
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    Are you an active member of those communities?
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?
    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)?
    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.
      Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community?
      Why do you want to run a node in the xx network
        What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
        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.
        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?
        In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

        Could do with more answers to questions, but do like your geo. Try to fill out rest of application. Other than that decent.

        Because of geo I would say yes but needs to fill out more of the app.

        Thanks, I did recenly continue the application and fill out the additional info but I see that it is not registering here yet on this summary. I shall therefore provide the additional information and answers to the questions here in the comments section

        I would like to contribute to your amazing project of an egalitarian privacy preserving scalable payment system with quantum computing resistance

        Word of mouth from an existing community member and contributor

        xx collective on Phone, linkedin, facebook, telegram

        The Privacy preserving and scalability aspects of the network are very interesting. Together with the novel Hash based signatures being used to protect against quantum computers

        I was part of the Ethereum Beta network testplatform before it launched 5 years ago

        Good response…have my vote!

        Yes I attend as well as various online summits, such as the Stanford blockchain summit
        Stanford Center for Blockchain Research

        I would like to assist David and the xx collective team restore the balance of
        power for digital citizens on planet earth.

        A Decentralised payment network means that there is no single point where the decision is made, and is more resistant to attacks and censorship than any centralized payment network.
        A Distributed network means that the processing is shared across multiple nodes possibly in multiple geolocations,
        I am at the far end of decentralization which I believe is required in order to prevent the concentration of network computing power

        Thank you kindly, most apprecited , how many votes will I need to run a node?

        You are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about operating a node. I support you. Being among us gives us strength and confidence. congratulations and good luck.
        there is more interaction and sharing than voting here.

        The XX network is working towards the very goal of an egalitarian scalable, secure, and fast payment platform, using a new consensus algorithm(xxBFT) making use of a quantum-resistant hash based signatures.
        Many Other block chain solutions (such as bitcoin and ethereum) reward miners, and it is an arms race to get the lowest cost hashing power with a consequence that the network becomes centralised under the control of a few , and are a massive waste of energy resources.

        Also approve of this application as a community member!