Orange VII Node Application 12334983853

Respondent ID 12334983853
End Date 01/19/2021 1:29:27 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 Johannesburg
State/Province Gauteng
Country South Africa
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, German
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? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Node City Johannesburg
Node State/Province Gauteng
Node Country South Africa
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Client stabilisation. Exporting of metrics via Prometheus
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? 200mbit
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200mbit
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. 0.13 USD / 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?` 6
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). Mind the speed (
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. NA
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Had various servers in datacenters over the years
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa Core 3.6GHz, 32Gb Mem, 1TB NVME
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: NA
Why do you want to be a node? Decentralise the network more, provide local peering in South Africa
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Team is exciting. XX members have also been really helpful in various node issues.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? ethstaker, prysm
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Blockchain Africa
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:
  • Forum management for Discord: Run a discord server for work
  • Meetup group management: Run a group
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. I would be keen to help with automation / monitoring. Ansible deploy for example
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 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I really want to live in a decentralized world, where we have autonomy and freedom
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. True decentralisation. Engineered upfront (like multisig), qauntum resistant, money & comm focus.
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? Privacy is a right. It should be my consent that changes the permission on privacy
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Unsure how quantum will change things. I would be concerned around quantum being able to break current encryption algos

Have my full support for this application. +1 for geographic diversity and skills.

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Has my full support. Great geo location and one that is needed.

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Definitely has my full support as well. Good to c someone from this geo location! We need more!!!

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hug us AFRICA. :slight_smile: