Orange VI Node Application 12287927707

Respondent ID 12287927707
End Date 12/29/2020 8:56:56 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 Mozzecane
State/Province Province of Verona
Country Italy
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Romanian, Russian, Italian, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) cinematographer (but I am a former system adminstrator)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 City Mozzecane
Node State/Province Province of Verona
Node Country Italy
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): I've never run a full node; only played with thin clients; but I will be helped by an existing node Elixxir node operator
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? This question isn't applicable to me, I can only hope that the community filled this question with the correct input in such a way that greenhorns like me would have quite a high standard for an eventual non Elixxir node :) Just kidding
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? At the moment no; but if for production the bandwidth requirement will increase I will have to go through quite the struggle with the local internet provider to change my current plan; but then again for beta, I'm ok
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200 Mbps
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. 23 euro 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?` 4
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). Wind
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. not applicable to me
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? well not quite the data center but I do have experience managing a small network of computers ~20-30
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? I will buy the exact minimum requirements specified in here
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: I will buy the exact minimum requirements specified in here
Why do you want to be a node? I was fascinated by this crypto space since it went mainstream in the media; I didn't think that I have the knowledge or hardware capacity to get involved until one of my school friends reach out to me and explained that at least in case of Elixxir its fairly accessible/easy to run a node; I am grateful for this opportunity and hope to pass the selection process
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The possibility to join the crypto space without the hurdles of buying so called "asics"
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? no
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no
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: yes
  • Livestream/broadcast video content: no
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): no
  • Forum management for Bitcointalk: no
  • Forum management for Reddit: no
  • Forum management for Discord: no
  • Other forum management: no
  • Meetup group management: no
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. No
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? I 100% pro decentralization, don't see any problem in giving power to all the people
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. Well as far as I understood it will trump other platforms with a combo of scalability and privacy
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? Yes
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? My lack of knowledge in cryptography prevents me from answering this question. So I'll be honest: I don't know
1 Like

Very good application and well done. You have a yes from me!

Very nicely done and its a yes.

This application is well done and has my vote

Good application, yes from me.