Orange X Node Application 12586846230

Respondent ID 12586846230
End Date 04/19/2021 8:54:50 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 Pretoria
State/Province Gauteng
Country South Africa
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Afrikaans
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Electronic Engineer
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Cape Town
Node State/Province Western Cape
Node Country South Africa
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?
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? N/A
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200Mbps
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200Mbps
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. Under USD 0.1 / 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?` 80
    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). Afrihost
    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. N/A
    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)? No
    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: New hardware will be obtained.
    Why do you want to be a node? Who would not want to be part of this David Chaum endeavor! Seriously, this is the direction the future requires and our step towards it.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    • LinkedIn
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Being part of a beta network with up-spec tech in the revolutionary evolution of currency. Decentralization.
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No - restricted as x-Defense developer.
    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:
    • Instructional video content: Yes. Company YouTube channel content author.
    • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): Yes. Company group admin. Climbing community group admin.
    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? Yes
    Why do you want to run a node in the xx network
    • To earn xx coins
    • 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
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I guess at the heart of the difference is "where does the decision get made?" to which distribution, as working in different parts in different places, is not the answer but where decentralization is needed for true anonymity achieved via consensus.
    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. Value = Technology + Community. The Technology differentiator would currently be quantum security, fast exchange time and improved privacy amongst others. The Community is what we aim to be part of.
    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? Look to Myanmar and HongKong as recent political examples of the need for Privacy.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The first threat may be with near(er) to real-time encryption attacks.

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