Orange XI Node Application 12702727803

Respondent ID 12702727803
End Date 05/31/2021 7:31:37 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 Kaunas
State/Province Kaunas
Country Lithuania
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Russian, Lithuanian
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Financial specialist
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 City Vilnius
Node State/Province Vilnius
Node Country Lithuania
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? It would be perfect if hardware stays relevant for much longer time. It is pity to see when just bought hardware becomes obsolete too soon. Entrance costs to run a node should be affordable for the single man operation through all the xx network lifetime.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I have everything needed to start operating an xx network node. No setbacks now. No setbacks in the future.
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. Adjustable rate from 0,11 to 0,16 eurocents per kwh. Depends on Baltic countries regional electricity market.
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 50
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). UAB “Init”
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? I want to assure you I will purchase all the specified hardware and my node will meet all the requirements. I am serious in my intentions to support xx network. I will provide best quality hardware and best uptime!
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? XX Network is very promising project. It could be the start of new ecosystems with lot of free people and businesses. I want to put all my available support for it. I am ready to support XX Network through ICO, I will take part in next sale and through running a node. Each earned XX Coin is perfect investment!
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Bitcointalk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Transactions' Privacy, Cost and Speed.
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)? “The Bitcoin Conference 2016“ Vilnius "Blockchain technology and the anatomy of cryptocurrences: only a trend or a tool for business?" Kaunas
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. Up to 3 posts per month.
    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 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 networks are composed of all equal nodes and there is no hierarchy. Decentralized networks are composed of different importance nodes and additionally there could be hierarchy. Hierarchy and different importance of the nodes leads to more vulnerable network. But it could bring speed and reduce production cost of the network. Depending on the goal of the network tradeoffs could be accepted. I prefer distributed networks.
    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. As far as I can understand XX Network is the fastest truly private distributed network.
    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? Big data leaks are examples what could go wrong when citizens’ private information becomes public or disclosed. Fraud, scam, blackmailing, service disruption and so on. If we talk about the human rights there is another mountain of dangers like persecution, bullying, even death sentence for disclosed ’proof of improper thinking’. Privacy by Default helps a lot in such situations and alike. Privacy by Default creates the Secure and Trustworthy Environment. Secure and Trustworthy Environment is essential for people to interact for all purposes be it chat with the friend be it another big business contract negotiation round.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Soon it will be affordable to break today’s encryption solutions using quantum computers. Quantum computers in centralized systems need to break fewer nodes encryption than in decentralized systems. It is more expensive to break encryption in decentralized systems than in centralized systems.
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    Good application, you have my support.

    Thank you @worthy ! I really appreciate it!

    Very solid application. Also, like that you were quick to reply. Good luck. You have my support.

    Thank you @Patty ! I will be quick all the time when I am needed for XX Network and for community!

    Seems very good. I give my vote

    Good application!

    Thank you @Voka ! Thank you @Cryptonomy31 !

    Quick response and a great application. Has my vote.

    Big thank you for your vote @Bulldog !

    has my vote

    Thank you @Hehet !

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