Orange XI Node Application 12696410125

Respondent ID 12696410125
End Date 05/28/2021 3:52:40 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 Balti
State/Province Municipiul Balti
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? 4-7
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? Individual
Node City Balti
Node State/Province Municipiul Balti
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Mina, Centrifuge, Vega, Swarm Bee, Axelar
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? At this stage I am satisfied with absolutely everything on the xx network
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I don't see any obstacles for me.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 600
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 35 USD per month
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). Orange
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. I do not prefer datacenters
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)? 64 GB RAM, Ryzen 5 5600H, RTX 2070, 1ТB Samsung 980 PRO, Gigabyte SSD 240GB
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 am an enthusiast in this field. I want to do absolutely everything related to it.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Newsletter
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? Technology that will help the network resist quantum attacks, as well as any other threats. This is really impressive, as it is a level of security I have never seen before.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Mina,Vega, Swarm
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No, but I want to attend
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
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A distributed network can easily be transformed into a decentralized network. It all depends on what level of freedom there is. Personally, I like networks that strive for maximum decentralization.
    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. Good people with good thoughts are working on this platform. This is why the value proposition is so relevant. Many people on the internet suffer from a lack of privacy and anonymity. People are taking a big loss, and xx Network can make up for it. This platform will no longer give big corporations and the government a chance to steal your data.
    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? No matter what anyone says, a violation of privacy is a real threat. Personal data is the most valuable thing we all have.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? My opinion is that cryptography will be able to survive such a threat.
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    Looks fine :+1:

    I vote yes!

    Looks good to me.