Orange VII Node Application 12383691716

Respondent ID 12383691716
End Date 02/04/2021 2:53:41 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 Luanda
State/Province Luanda
Country Angola
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Portuguese
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
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? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Luanda
Node State/Province Luanda
Node Country Angola
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Improvements in monitoring of nodes
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Hardware import
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?  100
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 94
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. $200
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? Datacenter
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. Company datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe)As previous sys and network admin I have spend countless hours in datacenters. Deploying hardware, commissioning systems etc.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Hardware is according to Betanet node operator handbook 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:Ôªø
Why do you want to be a node? Want to support David's mission to provide a scaleable and privacy-preserving blockchain infrastructure.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Privacy and scaleability!
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? ethereum
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Future Blockchain Summit
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. 1
    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 earn xx coins
    • To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
    • 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? Decentralised is a single network with distributed nodes agreeing on new transactions through a consensus algorithm. Distributed networks is like the internet.
    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 two primary value propositions are privacy and scaleability.
    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? Freedom of speech and the ability to protect private and sensitive data and metadata. Privacy is a human right.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Centralised systems have a single point of failure. Quantum is still far away but can potentially creates problems for some current cryptographic algorithms.

    Will use datacenter for Colocation or as a cpu server?

    Bandwidth is below spec.

    For colocation. It will be hardware according to the beta network node manual specifications.

    1 Like

    Can increase bandwidth to be in accordance with specs

    Like the geographic location. Need more nodes in Africa. Have my vote.

    Thanks for reply, have my vote.

    Good response. You have my vote.

    Thanks for joining us :slight_smile: I support you my friend. :wink: stay with us. :+1: