Orange VII Node Application 12318879241

Respondent ID 12318879241
End Date 01/12/2021 3:50:52 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 Toronto
State/Province Ontario
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English & Swedish
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Pharmacist
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 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? Don’t know yet.
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None at the moment.
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500+ with upgradable options
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500+ with upgradable options
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. Approx 10 cents pkw
    On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 10
    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). Bell Fibre
    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)? I have some equipment GPU RTX 2070 super, but need to upgrade if selected to run a node. No issues upgrading to the full specifications.
    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? Being a pharmacist I can tell you that there is very little left that’s private for the individual. We as individuals need to take back control of our privacy and data. I want to be a part of something that helps achieve this and believe the xx network is working towards these goals.
    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? No
      What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? David Chaum’s involvement, cmix technology, sounds like this is a community driven network. Finally to help bring this project to fruition.
      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:
        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. Live streams, review data, review blogs, etc.
        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? The essence of a decentralized network is that there should be as many independent nodes as possible. By starting the node, I am one of them. This is how I contribute to decentralization.
        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. Your own view of how the network should be arranged is the most valuable choice.
        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? People are tired of being constantly monitored by the browser and other systems. We are tired of being slaves to the system, we want to be free.
        In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? To be honest, it is difficult for me to try to predict what will happen in the case of mass distribution of quantum computers. We'll see if that happens )
        1 Like

        +1 :+1:

        You have my support. Have fun!

        Looks like a willing participant. You have my vote.

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        experienced :slight_smile: accept;)

        Well done :heavy_check_mark:

        Nice!

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        You got my vote

        Like what I see. I vote yes

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        Has my vote :slight_smile:

        Looks good, You have my support

        Willing to upgrade if chosen. Yes vote