Orange XI Node Application 12702103038

Respondent ID 12702103038
End Date 05/31/2021 1:49:43 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 Elizaveta
State/Province Municipality of 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? 1-3
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 Elizaveta
Node State/Province
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Axelar, Covalent, Mina, Vega, Aleo
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? For me, the most important thing is a user-friendly interface.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I dont see any potential problems or setbacks
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 900
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 900
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. It costs 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). StarNet
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. Isn't located
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)? GeForce Rtx 2080 Ti, 32 RAM, Intel Core i9-9980 HK, Corsair Force MP600 1TB
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 share the developers' ideas, so I want to support the project and make it better.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Coindesk
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? A new approach to achieve decentralization without loss of performance. The new security protocols are also quite interesting and impressive.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Covalent, Mina, Vega, Aleo
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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
    • To reverse the political centralization of legal, police, and military organizations which favor the wealthy and powerful
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed systems have a central entity/node. There are other differences which relate to characteristics such as speed, performance, anonymity, security and privacy. However, the main difference is in the governance.
    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. There's probably a lot to say about this platform, given its extensive whitepaper. However, I want to be brief. What can xx Network give users? The main and most important thing is anonymity, privacy and security. Then comes good performance and scalability, good cryptocurrency and speed.
    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? We use the Internet too often not to think about it. It might not have been relevant before, but now anyone can even find out my address just by typing my name into a search engine. So I think privacy is needed more than ever.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I'm sure all systems are at risk from quantum computers. It's all worth thinking about.

    Solid application, you have my support.

    Great application. You have my support.

    Good application, hardware is good
    You have my vote :+1:

    Not sure if 85 hours governance per month is realistic, however, good application, you have my support.

    Solid app.