Orange XI Node Application 12705595123

Respondent ID 12705595123
End Date 06/01/2021 8:56:52 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 Botosani
Country Romania
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? 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 Botosani
Node State/Province
Node Country Romania
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Karura, Kusama, Acala, Moonbeam
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? More useful tools for all validators to use.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I see no reason for me to have any difficulties.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 800
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 780
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. about 65 USD
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 90
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). UPC Romania (Astral)
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)? i9-9980HK, RTX 2070, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD Wd AN1500
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? The use of cryptocurrency and decentralized services is another opportunity to feel free from the pressure of companies and the government. That is why I want to contribute to this field on a regular basis.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
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? Elixxir, anonymity set and xx messenger
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Moonbeam and Acala
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? A distributed network is most often managed centrally. A decentralised network, on the other hand, is based on and governed by an ad hoc consensus mechanism, hence less network vulnerability.
    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. xx Network provides protection against attack by quantum computing to users, security and the highest level of anonymity and communication confidentiality.
    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? The more privacy the less exploitation by third parties.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? As quantum computer complexity increases with the addition of more qubits, its computing power grows exponentially. It will lead to a loss of efficiency of modern encryption algorithms.

    Decent application, you have my support.

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    I support you

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    I agree with you about validator tools. Has my vote

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    Decent. I support you.

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    Thank you, guys :grin:

    Overall good application and nice geo. You have my vote!

    Has my support

    Looks decent. You have my vote

    Gets my vote

    I will support this participant

    Has my vote.

    I vote yes here

    Would the applicant please contact me?
    There is no GPU enabled and IKOULA is not considered Personal Home.

    The node will remain disabled until I hear from you.

    Please email [email protected] with you nodeID or applicationID.