Orange VI Node Application 12288379836

Respondent ID 12288379836
End Date 12/29/2020 11:51:24 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.
State/Province BC
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) english
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Geotechnical Technician
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Kamloops
Node State/Province BC
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
    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?
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 600
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 20
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running.
    On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 25
    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?
    Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
    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? Contribute to Decentralizing and Blockchain technology
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Family member
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    • Discord
    Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? David Chaum's involvement in the company. Being able to be apart of a new secure quantum resisted blockchain technology
    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. 2-10 hrs/month
      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 the privacy of political speech
      • 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 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
      • 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?
      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?

      How about some HW info pls.

      If approved I will buy Ryzen 3950, RTX 2080, ram 32gb and eco 970 pro.


      Then you have my vote.

      Application looks good other than your stated “node uptime estimate”
      If you don’t have 75%+ uptime every month you will not be receiving compensation from the network. I’m assuming you misunderstood the question but I’d like to have some clarification.
      Based on the HW specs you provided and the bandwidth you stated to have you won’t have any problems running a stable node.
      Clear up the question and you have my support!

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      Yes it was a misunderstanding, I will have 75+ percent uptime minimum.

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      Sounds good then! You have my vote!

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      Good response

      Good responses and overall very good. You have my vote.

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      Looks good from your responses to the comments and the application looks good. You have my support

      Application and hardware look sound. You have my vote

      Do you have some comments please on the last questions?

      My interest in being involved with the xx collective is that I strongly believe in a decentralized network where personal privacy is taken seriously.
      It seems like so many apps and platforms are changing their policies and taking away people’s privacy rights.

      Decentralized networks have no single point where decisions are made whereas a distributed networks still has some form of hierarchy.

      The biggest wealth a decentralized system can give us is its credibility while keeping multiple individuals in a network. Quantum computers would destroy it really quick if they managed to achieve enough qubits. Centralized systems in other hand could be weaker, but would recover faster than decentralized systems as they have a huge support from establishment. Quantum computers are becoming a serious treat for crypto and all its attack surfaces should be hardened asap.

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      I want to contribute to. So yes u have my vote

      You have my support as well

      Solid application, you have my vote.

      Very good application. You have my vote.

      Would like to see HW specs, otherwise good application

      Specs are stated in comments above

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      Ah I missed that, has my vote then