Orange VIII Node Application 12416672059

Respondent ID 12416672059
End Date 02/17/2021 9:13:40 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 Brampton
State/Province Ontario
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Multiple
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Marketing/Business Development
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 Brampton
Node State/Province Ontario
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
  • Other (please specify): And hopefully XX-Node!!!
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? More community involvement, increased speed of network, meeting milestone targets and increased growth of overall network.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Currently 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? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 9 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?` 20
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 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)? CPU- Ryzen 3900, GPU RTX 3070 Founders Edition, Ram 32GB, EVO 970 pro 2TB.
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:
Why do you want to be a node? The world we currently live in has invaded our privacy and controlled our data for far too long. The thought that XX-Network is working towards a more private means for the individual is what is really exciting. I would love to be a part of it and its growth.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The fact that the XX-Network is working towards a decentralized privacy network including metadata shredding and even quantum computer resistant tech. PRIVACY!!!
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes 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. If there is opportunity to help and I am able to support in role, I would be happy to.
    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? Decentralized does not have a single central repository and has more reliability. Whereas, distributed system open to attacks on one or a group of nodes. A hybrid system may be the best option. I like the idea of a decentralized system more. However, both have their cons & pros.
    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 most interesting is privacy and with sufficient transaction speed, metadata protection (cmix) and by the looks of it easily expandable.
    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? Surveillance of people has become the common theme these days and its irreversible. We always should have the freedom to choose as an individual what we want to do with our data and the level of privacy we want. The high level of data breaches, hacking, etc is frighting to say the least. In todays world the need for something such as XX-Network is necessary in order to protect us as a society.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I’m unsure of what the ramifications would be. However, I do fear that if we are not preparing for it that it could be rather devastating.

    You have my vote

    Yes for me.

    Very good application,great hardware.
    So, YES for/from me :+1:

    2 thumbs up for this application

    Yes vote from me.

    Experience in blockchain and good HW, has my vote

    Nice HW, looks good, has my vote