Orange VII Node Application 12361435678

Respondent ID 12361435678
End Date 01/27/2021 9:20:43 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 Scarborough
State/Province ON - Ontario
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? 4-7
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 ON
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): N/A
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? N/A
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? 500Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500Mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 12.5 cents per KHh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 75
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)? AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4M, Samsung 1TB, NVMe, M.2
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? Have been reading and wanting to participate in this technology, I am very interested and eager to learn whatever it takes to get started in this exciting opportunity.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The scalability and design of the XX Network, the level of detail in the project, and the ability to vote and be part of a global user group.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? None, but have been following and reading on this.
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. 5-10 posts
    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 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? Decentralized networks do not have a single supervisory point of authority and cannot be controlled vs distributed Distributed networks can be centralized with all nodes apply the same protocols. I support decentralized distributed networks.
    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. It's creation is based on giving and keeping our data private and secure, not centralized and give back control to individuals.
    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? If we do not have or pursue Privacy by Default we will not have any secure way to keep our data private. We need to move away from a Centralized networks.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Yes they could, break or crack the encryption, over time. New algorithms will protect and allow new networks to be built.

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    Seems like a very good application.


    Nice application, got my vote

    Very good application meeting and surpassing all specs. It’s a yes for me.

    Looks like their ready to go, great application , vote yes

    Meeting all specific got my vote

    +1 from me. Nice work.

    Great application. Has my vote

    Specs look good to me. :+1:

    Good application, you have my support.

    All good, count on my vote.

    A yes for me.

    Great specs. Yes for me.