Orange VIII Node Application 12450148643

Respondent ID 12450148643
End Date 02/28/2021 2:53:07 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 Toronto
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) VP for elementary school
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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 Toronto
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? Have no experience with other nodes, so cannot comment.
    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? 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. 9.8 cents pKw
    On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 10
    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 fiber
    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 have a very good computer however, I just need to upgrade the GPU as I have a RTX2060. This will not be problem to do if I’m selected.
    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 am highly interested in block chain technology and in decentralization. After reading about David Chaum and his work, I am inspired by his work.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    • Telegram
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The speed of the network, metadata, decentralization, block chain technology & what the overall goal of the network is.
    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 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?
      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 fact that David Chaum is involved and the combination of praxxis and elixxr cmix technologies.
      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? We deserve the right to our own privacy and how it is used. There is a need to remove and limit the amount that is controlled by governments and large corporations!
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
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      If you are willing to complete your application I would vote a yes.
      At the moment it’s a no

      Same for me. Please answer all the questions and then I’ll probably vote yes.

      I’m also undecided.

      What I like

      • Fibre connection, which provides some performance and stability guarantees of the connection.
      • Location in North America, which is sort of under-represented compared to Europe
      • Profession related to school children, suggesting dedication to the social good
      • Answers suggest dedication to the project

      What I don’t like

      • Incomplete application, as two answers to the last four questions are missing
      • No interest in supporting the community. We need more people to help reviewing applications and in other areas.


      What do you mean by that? In the case your application is selected, do you plan to upgrade your computer that you use also for other purposes? Generally, the computer should only run the node software and nothing else.

      Please also provide the hardware specs of the computer you intend to use.

      Yes, please, be so kind as to supplement the application, it would be interesting to have a complete picture of your hardware and you. If you do not answer, it means that you are not following the project enough and are not interested.