Orange XI Node Application 12660830079

Respondent ID 12660830079
End Date 05/16/2021 10:01:25 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 Central coast
State/Province nsw
Country Australia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Italian
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Gosford
Node State/Province New South Wales
Node Country Australia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? More egalitarian in who gets to run nodes that commit transactions, Speed of transaction verification improvement, quicker consensus convergence, prevention of forks but I don't believe that will be a problem as XX uses a private blockchain type consensus with known nodes.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None that I know of
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100Mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 24c/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?` 60
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). Telstra
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)? 32G DDR4 AMD Ryzen 5 5600 X Desktop Processor, AMD Ryzen Threadripper ATX Motherboard , Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics Card , 500GB Western Digital SSD
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? This is a very ambitious and impressive project and I believe in the functionality and design of the system, that of an egalitarian privacy preserving scalable payment system with quantum computing resistance
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The fact that is is not energy inefficient like bitcoin and is a better use of resource, Also that it protect privacy and can be used to create a replacement for FB's WhatsApp etc.
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)? Yes, APAC Blockchain Conference
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:
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): yes
  • Forum management for Discord: yes
  • Meetup group management: yes
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. 1 per 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 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
  • Other (please specify): To be part of a groundbreaking Human invention and endeavour
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I fully believe in decentralisation , as apposed to what has happened to the other SHA and Script based coins where there is a complete centralisation in transaction verification(aka mining) A distributed network can still be run by a centralised power, and is just a network that has geographical redundancy built into it, where as a decentralised network has individuals running nodes across geographic locations, and where community and persons running nodes play an active role in the network
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. Elixxir is a fast and highly scaleable blockchain with privacy by default. Many other blockchain don't have scaleability or fast processing capabilities required for real world large scale deployment. Various research initiatives are underway to try and make these blockchains more scaleable. Elixxir was developed and designed with speed, scaleability and privacy front and centre and not an after thought. compared to most other blockchain solutions. Compared to every other block chain offering out there this makes it very good proposition
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? It is critical for society, to provide for Freedom of speech and the ability to protect personal private and sensitive data and metadata and keep it away from the prying eyes of Facebook and Amazon and Microsoft . Privacy is a basic human right.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? yes they do, we do not know what their true capability is or will be, and if the NSA manages to make one that breaks modern cryptographic primitives, they will not mention it to the world but use it. I believe the capability is not far off as there are already 53 qubit quantum computers.
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looks good, vote

Great application, nice to see more nodes Down Under! You have my support.

Great application and great geo location! Well done!


Great geo and good application. You have my support.