Orange X Node Application 12606293513

Respondent ID 12606293513
End Date 04/26/2021 12:13:05 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 Codru
State/Province
Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Romanian, English
What is your occupation? IT
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 Codru
Node State/Province
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Agoric, Nym
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? A good incentive system for validators that will motivate them.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I had some problems with my internet provider, but I've already coped with them. I connected a new one. This provider is much better.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 700
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 600
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 35 USD
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 85
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). DominoTV
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)? RTX 2070, Ryzen 5 5600H, RAM64, 883 DCT 240GB, Western Digital AN1500 SSD 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: No
Why do you want to be a node? I like this field and want to develop in it further.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Twitter
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? Quantum Resistance, because I haven't come across it before.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Agoric
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? Personally, the main difference for me is the position of the network members. Distributed networks have a manager and subordinate nodes. Here, power will be distributed unequally, which can lead to network errors. The situation is different in decentralized networks. All members are on an equal footing. No one personally makes the rules, there's a consensus for that.
    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 protection, a high level of anonymity, and the ability to resist quantum attacks. Also, a unique coin that will ensure decentralization and prevent someone validator from consolidating power.
    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 an essential part of our lives. Without it, people can lose everything. There is a lot of personal information on the internet. People put it out there without thinking about the fact that, at the moment, that data is easy to steal. Everyone is at enormous risk, and it shouldn't be that way, because it's a path to nowhere.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I don't know what we can expect from such technology as a quantum computer. Research doesn't give us accurate information.
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    Good application

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    Looks nice

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    eeverything’s perfect you have my vote

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    Good specs. You have my vote

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    I am very pleased that so many people decided to support me!

    Nice move to a better internet provider. App looks solid. You have my support as well.

    You have my vote. Good luck

    I support you