Orange XI Node Application 12692100075

Respondent ID 12692100075
End Date 05/26/2021 10:13:22 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 São José dos Campos
State/Province São Paulo
Country Brasil
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Portuguese, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Businessman
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City São José dos Campos
Node State/Province São Paulo
Node Country Brasil
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Nano
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Faster sync with the network when needed to upgrade the node.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? At the moment, none.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 25 megabits.
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 250 megabits.
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. 0.1 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?` 50
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). NET
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)? CPU: Ryzen 7 5800x, GPU: RTX 3080, RAM: 16gb, Storage 1: M.2 NVme XPG SX6000 Pro 1TB, Storage 2: SSD Sandisk Ultra 120gb.
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? I want to support the project by contributing to the ecosystem.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? This is the first cripto I have heard about being Quantum Secure as a premise, something that few have been approaching.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
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? No
    Why do you want to run a node in the xx network
    • 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 contribute to a promising project
    • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
    • Other (please specify): Because I truly believe in decentralization. Centralization favors corruption and manipulation.
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
    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 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?
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Even though a system may be decentralized, if there isn't enough development to prevent against quantum computers, the whole system can be compromised. The same may happen to centralized systems, but they can be manipulated to cover up loses, and you can never be really sure about what is being done to prevent attacks.

    Great location and I would be a yes, but can you please complete the missing questions.

    Also you upload bandwidth needs to be more 25 Mbps is too low. The minimum to host a node is 100 Mbps Upload & Download. Are you able to increase this?

    Your location is great but can you upgrade your internet plan?

    Like hw geo but need to meet min requirements.

    I just didn’t answer them before because it was said to be optional, but sure, no problem!

    To my understanding, decentralized and distributed networks may be similar, can complement each other and may also differ, however, there are some characteristics to distributed systems where there can be centralized aspecs, like chosen delegated decision/voting power to operators. I sit on the spectrum of the more decentralized, the better. xx network differs from others by offering high scalabity, privacy and by being quantum secure, hardly ever had any other criptocurrency approached these aspects as this one have. When it comes to Privacy, it is highly important that not everyone breaks into your financial records.

    Yes, I’m able to increase it, I just haven’t done it so because I never needed this kind of bandwidth before, but I can increase it by contacting my Internet provider or getting a new one, no problem.

    Yes, I can do it, I just haven’t done it so because I never needed this kind of bandwidth before, but I can increase it by contacting my Internet provider or getting a new one, no problem.

    You mean my upload bandwidth? If so, can upgrade it.

    Thank you for your updates, you have my vote.

    If selected to host a node, you will need to upgrade your connection as highlighted. :grimacing:

    Xandi has my vote. I know him and I am pretty sure he will manage to run the node. Plus, his location is precious for network decentralization.

    Great response and a very good application. Also, great location.

    Good application. Have my vote.

    Not bad:) You have my vote

    Good application and response! And great location!