Orange X Node Application 12597646216

Respondent ID 12597646216
End Date 04/22/2021 2:28:46 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 Ottawa
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) Dancer/Teacher/Owner
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Ottawa
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? I don't know enough about them yet (Learning/Studying up)
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Non that I can think of. I know that I would need Bell as Rogers uses copper for their Internet
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? Using Bell, they say up tp 940 mbps (which I can get)
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 150/150 FTTB (when I contacted Bell, they said this)
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 80
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. Not entirely sure but figure 75.00 per month
    On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 99
    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? 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:
    Why do you want to be a node? This is where we are headed in Society. It is a great way to earn and learn.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network?
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
      Are you an active member of those communities? No
      What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? It looks amazing and a seems to be leading edge. And the gentleman running it is obviously very smart and started it all when we knew nothing.
      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:
      • Instructional video content: Videos fro media clients
      • Livestream/broadcast video content: Video content fo rnews
      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. I would need some help/guidance
      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 protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
      • To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
      • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
      • 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? Both sides have a value but it's the control of only one that is an issue. I do think having some form of monitoring is important (like having 2 people sign a cheque from One Company)
      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 XX seems fair, independent, realizes what is going to happen in a couple years ( I always love Wayne Gretzky's analogy of why he played so well....I go to where the Puck will be, NOT what everyone else is following)
      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 is the Main reason I am so interested. There is way too much tracking of people (Covid gave us a taste of it) and people should be free (but hopefully honest/true)
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I think they are amazing and can work for us not against us. I just don't want One entity controlling it (Government so far)

      Please, provide your specs


      has my vote

      Overall a good application. What HW would you be putting together if accepted? I’d like to see you where the puck is going!

      Overall good application but would like some clarity regarding HW.

      Hi. Need more info on the hardware. Application looks great though!

      If you could specify the hardware used, as well as your interest in the network, would be greatly appreciated

      Echoes the statements above. Please provide for info. Otherwise, it looks good

      Hello All. Sorry for the late replies…Have been reading up and studying more…very interesting Material!
      As for system…I have a Ryzen 73800x…with RTX 3060ti…it has 32 gb ram and 2 tb nvme…MP600 pro.

      I have a Cobo Vault but willbe upgrading to a Trezor or Ledger (let me know of ones that are good/better)

      @Tango Thank you for the update. Everything looks good to me and you have my vote

      Good response with nice HW specs. Overall an excellent application. I support you.