Orange X Node Application 12600195919

Respondent ID 12600195919
End Date 04/23/2021 10:23:23 AM
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City/Town Bedzin
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? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Bedzin
Node State/Province
Node Country Poland
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Kira Network, Mina Protocol, Solana Network, Swarm Bee, Radicle, Chia Network, Agoric, NYM
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? It seems to me that the developers have already taken care of all the improvements beforehand. I don't even have anything to add
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? There is absolutely nothing stopping me from becoming a validator and operating a node.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 630
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 550
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. near 0.19 Usd dollar per 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?` 90
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). Play
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)? AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, RTX 3060 Ti, RAM64, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB
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? Because I have quite good experience and knowledge in this field.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Influencer Vlog
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? Methods of network communication that protect user data and prevent data leakage.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Solana Network, Swarm Bee,Chia Network
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. 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? Nowadays, decentralized networks are getting more and more popular. So I am more familiar with them. They are attractive to me because of their openness and accessibility.
    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 Network platform is designed to prevent any kind of leakage of user data. It is absolute protection and privacy, and also an essential step towards the creation of a new 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? Privacy by default will give new life to the internet, I am sure. We are now seeing a crisis of trust because of networks that have put users' data at risk. How can you use a platform that you don't trust? You can't. These transformations that David Chaum and others are talking about can restore that trust.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I think I need to gain more knowledge in this field to answer this question. So far, I only have a hunch that such a danger exists, as scientists talk about the incredibly high computing power of quantum computers.

    Very nice application. Has my support.

    I like this application

    You have my vote

    Experience in the field and nice HW. You have my support.

    Good specs. You have my vote

    Has my vote

    Decent application. You have my support

    Gets my vote…well done.

    Definitely strong application