Orange X Node Application 12600156147

Respondent ID 12600156147
End Date 04/23/2021 10:13:41 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 Dabrowa Gornicza
Country Poland
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Polish, English
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Dabrowa Gornicza
Node State/Province
Node Country Poland
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Solana, Mina, Clover,Thorchain
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? High level of performance
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I don't see any potential setbacks.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 580
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 450
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 94
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. about 65 USD 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?` 91
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). RFC
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)? Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 1TB, Intel Core i9-10900X, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, 64RAM
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, I don't have
Why do you want to be a node? I like to feel part of something bigger. Node is a small part of the whole system, but she is very important to it.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? That the network reduces the problems associated with the tyranny of the masses through privacy and decentralisation.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Mina Protocol
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:
    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 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? A distributed network can involve a large number of nodes, just like a decentralized network. The difference is that distributed networks are more vulnerable to attacks and failures, as there is a central point of control.
    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 promises to protect its users from mass surveillance and abuse by various centralised organisations and authorities. The platform's core values are freedom and privacy. David Chaum is trying to restore people's trust in the Internet.
    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? To prevent misuse of users' personal data. I believe this is the biggest problem with the Internet at the moment. Blockchain and decentralized networks are very timely. Their concept will help to deal with this problem.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The era of quantum computers has not yet arrived. When the time comes, everyone will have to rethink current cryptography and possibly create a new one. One that will not be at risk of attack from quantum computing.

    Looks pretty good. Has my vote

    You’re quite experienced. I give you my vote

    It looks decent

    Has experience with good bandwidth and HW.

    Looks good to me

    You have good location and specs. I vote for you

    Good location, experience and good specs. What more can we ask fo. Has my vote.

    Strong application!