Orange X Node Application 12604890493

Respondent ID 12604890493
End Date 04/26/2021 4:07:37 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. 12350655034
City/Town Melbourne
State/Province Victoria
Country Australia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Mandarin
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Structural Engineer
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City
Node State/Province Victoria
Node Country Australia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Chia
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Easy UI to operate nodes.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Australian government regulations on crypto.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 20
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 50
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.25
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 48
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). TPG Telecom
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. N/A
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)? 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700F processor(8-Core, 16M Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.8GHz);NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6;16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2933Mhz;1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
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? Contributing to the protection of our privacy.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? xx collective
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? 1. xx messenger 2. privacy coin 3. quantum resistance technology 4. David Chaumn
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes, XRC, SHIH community group.
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? Decentralized networks allow every people enjoy the voting rights and people have the same voting rights. People are equal boradly speaking. Distributed networks have distribution centre. People cannot enjoy the same right as the centre. We are sitting in the middle of distributed networks, and we are eager for the decentralized networks, more privacy and more rights.
    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 provide privacy to people and xx network is quantum resistant. XX messenger is the real use case of our daily life.
    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? Internet makes our lives easier, but there is a big issue lying under the convenience. The privacy cannot be handle properly in Internet. XX network can be the underlayer of internet to solve the privacy issue.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Yes, there are news about quantum computers. Bitcion may get 51% attack because the quantum computers, they will provide millions of hash power and destroy the whole bitcoin chains. Centralized systems are similar to current social systems. They cannot give equality to everyone in this world.

    Nice to see some applicants from ‘down under’
    Can you upgrade your bandwidth?

    I will upgrade the bandwidth when I get a chance.

    Agree with above comment! With upgraded bandwidth you have my vote.

    Nice geo. However, pls clarify your bandwidth as I know that Australia doesn’t have the greatest ISP services.

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    Would like some clarity regarding bandwidth.

    I will upgrade the bandwidth when I get a chance.

    Yes, tried contact a few providers, mine is NBN100 which is top class for family use.