Orange X Node Application 12587523187

Respondent ID 12587523187
End Date 04/19/2021 12:02:47 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 Wellington
State/Province Wellington
Country New Zealand
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) Master’s Degree, Entrepreneur
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Wellington
Node State/Province Wellington
Node Country New Zealand
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
  • Other (please specify): Grin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Lower transaction fees, improved speed, fair reward system for all.
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? 500
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? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. .12kw
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 25
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). My Republic
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)? Ryzen 3950x (16-core, 32-thread), Nvidia 3070, Evo pro 2tb, WD 2tb, Crucial 32gb - 3600mhz and Asus ROG Strix X570-E gaming 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: No
Why do you want to be a node? This is by far one of the most interesting projects I’ve come across. I truly like what the network is trying to achieve and what it stands for. Would be extremely grateful if selected to run a node and participate in this amazing 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
  • Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Basically the entire project and what its trying to achieve. The potential for this technology is vast and the timing is perfect.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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. Depends on scope of work.
    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? Distributed is based more on centralization. Decentralized have x number of nodes running independently throughout the world. I prefer decentralized as opposed to distributed.
    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. XX Network seems to have superior speed and security then other platforms. As well as, building a technology that is quantum resistant.
    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? Privacy should be our right to own and control. No one should have to willingly give their personal information out unless absolutely necessary. This should be controlled by us individually.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Breaking encryption is a real threat in todays technological advances. This will only become more worrisome going forward. We will require advances in resistance quantum technologies. This will impact both decentralization and centralized systems.

    Be sure please you have the bandwidth as stated. Nice geo location

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    Agree with above comment. Otherwise, looks good to me

    I like this application. Yes to this

    Nice applications with great geo location. You have my support.

    Solid application! I support you!

    Nice, looks good. Have my support

    I appreciate your support and I’m excited to be doing this in NZ. Thanks for pointing out the bandwidth, an upgrade is in the process of being done, so I will be good to go 950 up and down soon!

    I appreciate your thoughts and thanks for your support!

    Much appreciated. Thank you!

    Thank you for your support and vote!

    Thanks for the vote of confidence and your support!

    Your support is much appreciated!

    No problem! 950 up and down is perfect.Well done mate

    Applications look great! You have my support

    You have my support. Nice geo location and applications look great! :ok_hand:

    Very nicely done with a great geo! Has my vote.

    That’s great! Thanks for your support.

    I’m really looking forward to being part of this community! Thank you.

    I really do appreciate your consideration and vote. Thank you.