Orange VIII Node Application 12417102710

Respondent ID 12417102710
End Date 02/17/2021 11:30:19 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 Markham
State/Province Ontario
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) MHE Operator
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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 Markham
Node State/Province Ontario
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
    What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I haven’t run other nodes before. So I cannot really say or compare.
    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? 1000
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
    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. 9 cents per 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?` 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). 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)? I’m active game and have more than on computer: i9-9980, RTX3070, 64GB of ram, Corsair MP600 1TB.
    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? When I heard about the unlinking technology, I couldn’t help but investigate, DMOR and what I found left me wanting to really participate in this project. Largely do to the privacy issues. However, the more I watch David speak the more I loved his passion for privacy and what he stands for. So I want to be able to participate and contribute to what I think is a great project.
    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
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The privacy, the speed of data transfer, the ability to grow the network with little resistance and its seems that there is a good community involvement.
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No I am not. This would be the first.
    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. I’m not totally sure but it would depend on whats involved or required.
      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 is controlled and operated by many individuals spread out throughout the world. Whereas, distributed is controlled by a individual/entity or both of some sort. In turn removing the control from an individual.
      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 the real world application opportunity that it will provide both with security and privacy.Thus, allowing individuals to have control of their data and when they choose otherwise and to what extent then want to provide it.
      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? Under current conditions, we have little privacy left...if any. We need to get back our control of our own data and how we decide to use it and not by governments and/or corporations.
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? It’s time to be prepared for this technology. Otherwise, there is a real risk of being exposed.

      Well done hardware! You have my vote!

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      Good speed, good speeds. Shows good interest. Yes from me.

      Hardware/Application looks great. You have my vote.

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      Looks good, has my support

      Pretty good HW setup already. Has my vote.

      Your hardware seems pretty good, should be good for running nodes. Got my yes

      Application looks good. You have my vote.

      Nice setup. It’s a yes for me

      Good application :heavy_check_mark:

      Good application yes from me