Orange XI Node Application 12702293756

Respondent ID 12702293756
End Date 05/31/2021 4:06:44 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 Pretoria
State/Province Gauteng
Country South Africa
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Afrikaans
What is your occupation? Software Development
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 Pretoria
Node State/Province Gauteng
Node Country South Africa
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): None
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? n/a
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None. Will acquire the required hardware
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200 (premium uncapped unshaped fiber)
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200 (premium uncapped unshaped fiber)
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. 0.13 US Cents per 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?` 10
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). Telkom SA
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? Assisted the technical team at Assupol Life with deploying and configuring application servers
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (personal computer exceeds specifications), but will purchase a dedicated machine for the purposes of hosting the node
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? Very intrigued by the project and technology and would like to get more involved
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Quantum secure cryptography Scalability Exertional fast transactional capability
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. 1-2 articles / posts
    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
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed: Composed of equal, interconnected nodes, meaning that data ownership and computational resources are shared evenly across the entire network. Decentralized - Distributes information-processing workloads across multiple devices instead of relying on a single central server
    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. Quantum secure cryptography Exceptional fast transaction speed Linear scaling capability Real privacy
    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 correlation
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Breaking the mathematical difficulty of most currently used cryptography and thus being able to derive private keys from the public key
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    Could you please elaborate on what you mean by this?

    Privacy by design is a must as it follows the principles of least privilege and zero trust. This significantly reduces the risk and damage associated with data breaches.

    Zero correlation exists when there is no relationship between two variables, thus a variable or identifier can not be used to correlate / associate a message between a sender and receiver.

    Great thank you for the quick response. You have my vote for your application.

    Have my vote as well

    my vote

    +1 and my vote.

    Brilliant application and love the response…well done! You have my full support.

    You got my vote

    Good application and great location!