Orange XI Node Application 12665637170

Respondent ID 12665637170
End Date 05/17/2021 10:02:35 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 Elkton
State/Province FL
Country USA
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) ENGLISH, SPANISH, GERMAN
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
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? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Node City Saint Augustine
Node State/Province FL
Node Country USA
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Theta, GALA, Digibyte
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Ability to bring in new node operators and expand knowledge about running nodes and help the public understand how important crypto is and how many new jobs it can and will bring.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing, I am a Disabled Special Forces Veteran that is single and lives and works alone. I also have devoted my life to crypto and the growth of ourselves as humans and making our planet better for our future. I also have a top secret Clearance from the government, but it is not in use as I am retired.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1,000 to 2,000 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 90+
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. estimates are around $0.125 per day to run. That's $3.74 per month or $45.55 per year for electricity.
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 100
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). AT&T OR XFINITY, I have both, I would use whichever is faster
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)? AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, Multiple CPU's with the Hardware and Cards needed
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: I will use the best equipment outlined by the XX Devs and IT personnel.
Why do you want to be a node? I have been waiting for a project like this to work with. This could be the future of all the money and I want to be a part of history! And the development is something that is beautiful and so buttoned up!
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Newsletter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The platform and payment options. I specialty is fast payments and the way we can send money with messages instantly and how this is going to change the world. We have all these amazing technologies but we are still sending money and messages in an outdated way. This changes that!
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Theta
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? bitcoin conference 3 years in a row
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:
  • Instructional video content: yes
  • Livestream/broadcast video content: yes
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): yes
  • Forum management for Bitcointalk: yes
  • Other forum management: yes
  • Meetup group management: yes
  • Other: youtube
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. As much as you would want me to. My work ethic is all I am
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
  • Other (please specify): Dvid Chaums is a inspiration
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Without a long winded answer. We need Decentralized networks, we have gotten to a point of no return. The fun is over for the government and market makers and it is time to make things fair and make a better world with better balance. I believe in Laws, but I also believe in fairness and helping our fellow man and preserving our planet.
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. Most cryptos copy each other or change one thing and call it something else. David Chaums is attacking back at quantum computing. It settles fast and can scale like nothing else. Those 3 things are huge and no one is doing it right.
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? People think they have privacy, but privacy is a thing of the past. Everything is monitored at a scale the normal person would not believe. If a project can literally get any level, even the smallest of levels of privacy, they are doing a great act for this world!
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Computers can break us down, they can break our society and systems. If we do not start protecting ourselves now, Our future and safety as a operating country and power is at stake.
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I wish more applications were like this. BIG :+1:

Great job!

You seem very motivated and you get my vote. However, I find a bit strange you stress details of your personal life here with capital letters. You say you devoted your life to crypto, it is not clear to me what you mean by that. Could you please elaborate?
Moreover you say you are a group? Which group?

Good application, but could you please elaborate a bit on your maximum download bandwidth.

Good overall. Has my support.