Orange VI Node Application 12281858023

Respondent ID 12281858023
End Date 12/24/2020 2:45:34 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 Bolshie Dvory
State/Province Moskovskaya oblast
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, russian
What is your occupation? IT
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 Bolshie Dvory
Node State/Province Moskovkskaya oblast
Node Country Russia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Fewer bugs, regular updates, stability
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? 150 mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 150 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. 0.07usd\ 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).
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 5 3700x, nvidia 2700 super, 32 gb ram samsung, ssd samsung ssd 980 pro 1tb.
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 like to contribute to the progression in the field by running an node for the xx network.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? All the projects I have been involved in were about pushing the envelope with respect to preserving privacy and empowering the individual. My interest in the xx network is centered around that same passion. I believe the evolution of the space will come from this network.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I'm usually the quiet observer in all communities I am involved in.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? nope
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 can do twitter updates and post some blog posts in my telegram community
    Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? No
    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 earn xx coins
    • 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? While in a distributed network consensus is not managed by a single entity as opposed to a centralized network, it still has consensus managing hubs that can be potential points of failure. In a decentralized network every node is equal and independent and consensus is managed by peers. I tend to lean towards decentralization, despite the inherent challenges I think it's always an option worth pursuing.
    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. To the best of my knowledge, the xx network platform will offer greater privacy and greater security than possibly any other blockchain solution currently available.
    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 is a protection to the individual and its freedom, it is a basic right and should be preserved at all costs. In a world where this notion is being forgotten and personal data is used as a manipulation tool and as merchandise, Privacy by Default is of utmost importance in order to preserve those rights and prevent abuse of power.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers pose a threat to cybersecurity in general, although we are safe in an immediate future, the potentiality of this technology is overwhelming. Therefore quantum security is a topic that should be addressed as soon as possible in order to stay ahead of the threat, and fight the problem before it hits us.

    You have my support.