Orange VII Node Application 12309515832

Respondent ID 12309515832
End Date 01/08/2021 7:52:41 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 Toronto
State/Province Ontario
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English & Greek
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Business owner of commercial flooring
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 Toronto
Node State/Province Ontario
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? Have no experience. However, I am extremely eager to learn and participate is this great project.
    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? 1500
    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. 10 cents 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?` 15
    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? No
    Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? i9 10980, RTX 3070, ram 64gb I would have to upgrade the memory but that easy and not an issue. I will certainly meet the requirements if selected.
    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? sick and tired of corps and govnt controlling almost everything and using our data to do so. I want to participate in something such as this that will make the world a better place with privacy.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    • Facebook
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Because the project is based on privacy and security.
    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. 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 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? Decentralization is not centralized and controlled by any source nor can it be manipulated. Whereas, distributed is centralized and controlled by an individual, corp or govn't.
      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. Quantum resistant technology utilizing the cmix. Too many centralized platforms.
      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? It gets us away from the very poor and controlled system we have today. The fact that our data is being without our consent or control is scary!
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Initially nothing would be secure from it if there are not systems/platforms that can deal with this issue.

      +1 :+1:

      Like the eagerness. Meets requirements. You have my vote.

      Shows interest and meets all requirements. It’s a solid yes for me.

      You have my vote

      Good application, looks ready, got my vote.

      Nice application, has my vote

      Like what I read got my vote

      Great application. +1 from me.

      yes for him


      Has my vote. Nice application

      Thumbs up :+1: I

      You look prepared, you have my vote.

      Meets all needs, my support yes.

      Very good, you have my support.

      Great enthusiasm. Willing to upgrade memory. Yes vote from me.