Orange VIII Node Application 12432618086

Respondent ID 12432618086
End Date 02/22/2021 1:20:52 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 St-Sauveur
State/Province Quebec
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) French, Japanese
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Student
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some school up to Secondary or High School, no diploma
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City St-Sauveur
Node State/Province Quebec
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Monero
  • Other (please specify): Ravencoin, Komodo
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Easy upgrade deployment
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? 920Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 920Mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.058$ 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?` 100
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
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? I deployed servers in OVH, psychz, reliablesite, digital ocean and a few others
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? rtx 2070, samsung 970 pro 1TB nvme, 32Gb ram, Intel Core i9-9980HK
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? I want to learn everything about xxcoin technology and share my knowledge with the world.
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? privacy, speed, security (quantum secure)
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? no
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. No
    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 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? Distributed networks are a conglomeration of centralized networks. It consists of multiple Nodes which themselves are small versions of centralized networks. Decentralized networks consist of individual nodes and every one of these Nodes are independent. I prefer the most decentralized network possible. For example I prefer ethereum to binance samrt chain. For sure there are always pro and cons but in the furture decentralized will prevail once problems are solved one at a time.
    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. Fastest, more scalable, privacy and quantume security are where xxcoin can differenciate itself from others.
    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? It's important to tweak the balance of power towards people. It won't be easy to get adoption though, legislator won't make it easy for those...
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? It's still an hypotetical threat in my opinion but still an important one. Any threat must be destroyed beforte it can opccur or it will be too late. It's the same for centralized or decentralized systems.

    You have my vote :+1:

    Good application, vote yes

    Good application. I vote yes.

    On a side note, distributed networks are not necessarily made of centralized pieces. It just means that the components of the network are physically separated from each other.

    Application gets my vote.

    Great application you have my vote

    Good bandwidth and hardware. I support you.

    I support you

    Looks like a good application, has my vote

    Looks good, nice application. Have my vote

    You have my vote

    :heartpulse: :+1: