Orange VII Node Application 12300954613

Respondent ID 12300954613
End Date 01/05/2021 6:20:52 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 Kamloops
State/Province BC
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
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? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
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?
  • Monero
  • Other (please specify): Solana
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Security of the network, stability, speed and good community involvement.
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? 900
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 900GB
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 96
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. .07 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?` 30
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. Nodes will not be allowed to run on Hetzner. If you do, you will not receive compensation.
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Worked in IT departments for years now.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? 32GB ram, Evo 970, RTX 2080ti, Ryzen 3800. Will need to add another 250gb of memory.
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: No
Why do you want to be a node? When I heard about this project from a video stream, I was extremely impressed by the technology and the fact that the network is trying to have our best interest at heart for privacy.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
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? The fact that it is quantum resistant, the privacy factor & David Chaum at the helm.
    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. 15 hours
      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 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
      • Other (please specify): Perhaps build a routing app.
      What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized is not operated by nor controlled by one entity but by many individuals spread out and throughout the world. Unfortunately distributed or centralized is controlled by a individual or a company of some sort. Removing control from an individual.
      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. The value will be the real world application that it will provide with security and privacy. Also adding the quantum factor.
      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? Well given the current circumstances...we have little privacy left. We need to get back to our roots and allow us to control our own information.
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I see it being a threat if there are not systems put in place that can resist and or deflect this imposing threat. This is applied to both decentralized and centralized.

      +1 :slight_smile: :+1:

      Great application

      This application looks very good. Has my vote.

      Meets all that is needed, good application, count on my vote.

      This is a solid application meeting all specs. You can have my vote.

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      All of the above got my vote

      Has my vote. Great application, solid node setup, good tech background knowledge.

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      Has my vote.

      Has my vote

      You have my vote. Nice application

      Nice application. You have my vote

      You have my vote.:+1:

      Good applicant :+1:

      Good candidate, I vote yes.

      all good, count my vote

      You have my vote

      Good tech background. It’s a yes from me.

      Have my vote