Orange X Node Application 12598130120

Respondent ID 12598130120
End Date 04/22/2021 5:22:15 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 Tallinn
State/Province Harjumaa
Country Estonia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Estonian, English
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some school up to Secondary or High School, no diploma
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Tallinn
Node State/Province Harjumaa
Node Country Estonia
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 would love to see operating nodes be faster and more simplified and intuitive.
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I don't see any setbacks. I have a mindset of overcoming anything thrown my way.
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 Gbit/s
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 Gbit/s
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 100€
    On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 100
    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). Telia
    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: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700K CPU @ 3.80GHz 3.79 GH 32.0 GB DDR4 RAM NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER 930GB SSD Internet: 500Mb/s up, 500Mb/s down
    Why do you want to be a node? I've never been a node before and I see great potential in XX. I would love to do my part to get this thing going and I'm willing to learn new things.
    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? cMix and the messenger. Can't wait to try them out.
    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:
    • Instructional video content: Yes, on YouTube. I have created tutorials on the Steem blockchain, DTube and DLive.
    • Livestream/broadcast video content: Yes
    • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): Yes, I run groups and channels on Telegram
    • Forum management for Reddit: Yes, I run forums on Reddit
    • Forum management for Discord: Yes, I run Discord channels
    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. A couple of posts/videos a month
    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 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.
    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? Because if you can't explore and communicate on the internet freely without discrimination, it defeats the purpose of the internet. The internet would be doomed if it were controlled by governments or corporations. And so, the final frontier of individual freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of speech with it.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I'm not that familiar with the technology of quantum computers, I have to learn about this topic before commenting on it.

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