Orange XI Node Application 12701195534

Respondent ID 12701195534
End Date 05/30/2021 2:32:54 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 Carlsbad
State/Province CA
Country USA
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Spanish
What is your occupation?
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Carlsbad
Node State/Province CA
Node Country USA
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?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None anticipated, have hardware and fiber connection ready to go
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000 mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000 mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 25 cents per kilowatt hour
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 10
In what type of environment would this server be located? Private office
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). n/a
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? Azure, AWS
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Ryzen 7 3700x, 32GB DDR4 ram, GeForce RTX 3060 ti, 1 TB NVMe 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? Elixxir's mission to return ownership of data to the individual -- away from governments and corporations -- is the most important battle in modern society, and almost nobody is paying attention. Running an Elixxir node is a very important contribution to these efforts.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? A functioning, high-throughput mix network will be one of the supreme achievements of this early blockchain era, and perhaps start the next era where privacy by default is restored, slowly at first, but then hopefully in a rush, through widespread adoption of Elixxir and other ancillary platforms.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? MakerDAO in the early days
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Wyoming hackathon, ETH Denver
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 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? Distributed means shared load-processing but decisions can still be centralized; decentralized means network and decision making is widely distributed and not centralized. Total decentralization is always the end goal, but compromises need to be made initially while bootstrapping and working towards the goal of full 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. Few understand how metadata can be used to build a full profile of a person; the xx network "shredding" metadata is a true breakthrough, and it would be difficult to overstate the potential importance of this. Combining this lack of metadata with high throughput messaging and payment applications is another big leap forward.
    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? True privacy is the only way we can preserve human liberty and a just and tolerant society. There is no other way! It's essential that everybody who understands this work hard now to bring this about, even helping those who don't care or don't understand how important this is. It's up to us.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Breaking ECC would be a very big deal, but it's uncertain at this early stage how big a threat this would be. But it is a great idea to have robust defenses against quantum computing "baked in" to a blockchain project in the earliest stages.

    Before I give my support, could you please explain why there seems to duplicate applications?

    :thinking: Please explain…

    Potentially interesting application

    Mmmm agree with above.

    They submitted two identical forms by accident, we reached out to them and have deleted one of the applications.

    Thank you for the update. They have my vote.

    Great application!