Orange X Node Application 12583870949

Respondent ID 12583870949
End Date 04/17/2021 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 Ladner
State/Province BC
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) Doctor
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Ladner
Node State/Province BC
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
  • Other (please specify): Some mining of others
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? A good community driven network with sound communication and reaching the milestones according to the schedules.
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? 950
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 950
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. .12 kw
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 30
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). Telus
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)? Running a gaming rig: CPU Ryzen 7 2700x, GPU 3070, 64GB -3600mhz Crucial ram, MP600 pro 2tb memory, Asus X570-P motherboard
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 was told about this project with much enthusiasm, I couldn’t help myself from researching it. What I found was both extremely interesting and hit home for me. This technology and incredible potential and from the research I’ve done David Chaum has put together a very sound team. I would like to be part of this ecosystem 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
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The scalability, speed, privacy and what the overall goal is. I like what this network represents.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I was but am no longer. Solana
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes in Vancouver
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. Too many network platforms are not what they state they are. Yes there are many new one and more to come. But the fundamental fact is none really provide a full security and privacy. This is where I believe XX will be and can be different and thrive.
    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? Each of us should have the right to our own privacy and controlling or metadata not by governments and corporations.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? It’s hard to say at this stage. However, I do feel that we should be prepared for it because if we are not, I cant imagine what the outcome would be.

    Nice application. I vote yes

    Application looks great. It’s a yes for me

    Great application with experience, very good bandwidth and HW. You have my support.

    This is a yes for me. The hardware, bandwidth and application look great. :ok_hand:

    Specs all good good application overall got my vot

    Your application looks pretty good and you seem to have a decent quality PC to run the nodes. I am impressed that you can spare 30 hours of your time as a doctor. Keep it up.

    I support you

    Checks all the boxes. Good application. Yes vote from me.

    Looks good, you have my support

    Thank you for your support.

    I appreciate your vote of support.

    I appreciate your vote.

    Thank you for your vote.

    Your support is much appreciated.

    I am very excited to be part of the community and giving back some of my time is the least I can do. Thanks for your support.

    Thank you.

    Grateful for your vote.

    Thank you . I appreciate it.

    Pretty good!