Orange VIII Node Application 12388445798

Respondent ID 12388445798
End Date 02/06/2021 11:30:31 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 Toronto
State/Province Ontario
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, French & Italian
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Business owner
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City North York
Node State/Province Ontario
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I'm very interested in High quality blockchain that supports privacy without the compromise of ones metadata. Clear and improve community involvement, less centralization.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? There would be 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? 900
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 96
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 10 cents pkwh
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). Either Bell Canada or Rogers
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)? Have a high end gaming rig that would work great for this. CPU Ryzen 3950, GPU RTX 3080, 32GB Crocial 3600mghz RAM, MP600 2TB memory and 500GB ssd
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: Not anymore.
Why do you want to be a node? After reading the white paper and reviewing some of the David Chaum’s interviews, YouTube channels, etc it became clear that this project has great potential and stands for something important and needed in this world right now. I want to be a part of this and contribute where I can.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The privacy, metadata, cmix, performance, functionality and robustness. Also, the ability to expand the network easily.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I was for awhile in Solana.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Once in Toronto.
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. Review of on-boarding, help with node setups, 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? Partial decentralization is better than complete centralization in most circumstances. The fact that full decentralization governed by a blockchain protocol is a powerful thing and has the potential to change many of our systems today.
    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. I haven’t seen any other projects working towards the privacy and metadata issues as this. The potential of this technology is rather significant and will provide vast opportunities.
    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? Look at where we are at today: Nothing but controversial issue after controversial issue regarding breaches of our privacy and data. The level of use by govn’t and large Corps of selling, using and abuse of our personal information is grotesque and totally out of control. This is why this is such an important project to be a part of.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Well I’m not totally convinced of the level of threat. However, I am convinced that if we are not prepared for it it will be catastrophic and devastating for many!
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    You have my support.

    This application has my vote

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