|End Date||05/31/2021 6:50:16 AM|
|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.|
|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?||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 Country||South Africa|
|For which networks have you ever operated a node?|
|What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?||Scalable Networks, quantum compute resistant algorithm|
|What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?||none|
|What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||200mb|
|What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||200mb|
|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.||0.36 US/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?`||9|
|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).||CellC 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.|
|Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?||Application Servers/Commissioning and maintaining|
|Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?||will additionally acquire dedicated hardware for this 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:|
|Why do you want to be a node?||Want to get involved in the project, after my analysis, this project interests me the most|
|How did you originally hear about the xx network?||Word of Mouth|
|Which current xx network communities are you a member of?||
|Are you an active member of those communities?||No|
|What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?||Scalability/Quantum resistant|
|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 article post|
|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|
|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?|
For you application to be considered, please complete all the questions. Thanks
|Why do you want to run a node in the xx network||
David Chaum vision for digital currency comes a long way from the 80’s, he believed in his vision from day one and 30+ years later it is a reality. I am a firm believer of vision, reinforced with passion and persistence is the success factors that will fulfil the vision. I believe in his vision.
The key components that are being addressed:
Scalability, messaging, and payments at a consumer scale,
Quantum secure blockchain technology for mass adoption
is the fundamental decentralize key controlling aspects of information technology which provide the structure of the digital world.
I want to be part of this brilliant initiative, actively contribute as a community member, and earn xx coins. The actual reward for investing time is success!
|What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?||
The main difference between the two networks is who has control of the network itself. In a decentralized network are organized in a more distributed fashion where each node functions as a separate authority with independent decision making capability and distributed processing power.
|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.||
Adoption is key for any initiative and providing a platform with quantum secure technology that ensure privacy, truly can scale by design with maximum performance on a decentralized network. This initiative put back the control of your data in your own hands, and no third party can benefit by monetize 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?||
Organisations and/or entities with corrupt agendas abuse the collecting of data, the more data they can collect the more they will collect, and utilized in the wrong way damaged the trust between consumer and originations. This created an environment of endless compliance requirements, expensive operations and regulated to Nth degree that an inclusive economy for all is impossible.
Establish trust between organisations and consumers is 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?||
in 1994, the mathematician Peter Shor published a quantum algorithm that can break the security assumption of the most common algorithms of asymmetric cryptography. This means that anyone with a sufficiently large quantum computer could use this algorithm to derive a private key from its corresponding public key, and thus, falsify any digital signature.
Thanks for the reply… Great geo location, you got my vote. Just be sure you can meet the requirements
Thank you for your answers. Great location, you have my support.
Please take note that if selected, you will need to meet the hardware requirements.
hardware/infrastruture will be be in place as per requirement.
Just to add, I am in the process to install solar power generation at my premises that will enable/improve uptime/availability, reduction in my carbon footprint and reduction in electricity bill.
You will have to improve your bandwidth, and need answers to the questions to get approval
Like the responses from applicant. Overall very good. You have my vote.
Thanks for the quick response, you already have my vote but the hardware looks to hit the mark and the use of solar (I’m a huge fan) is an added bonus. well done!
Have my vote as well
Noted, will increase bandwidth as per requirement
glad that u`ll planned to use solar energy - its renewable source, so eco frendly. my vote!
Good application and responses! And great location!