Orange XII Node Application 12728355311

Respondent ID 12728355311
End Date 06/09/2021 7:11:25 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 Rio de Janeiro
State/Province RJ
Country Brazil
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Portuguese, Spanish, English, Mandarin
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) AR and VR Developer
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 Sao Paulo
Node State/Province SP
Node Country Brazil
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): NKN, Mina
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? A rewarding experience with support from the xx network team. NKN has been a good experience, Mina not so much.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Risk x Reward. I have three placs where I'd be able to run the node. São Paulo (remote, VPS, high speed, high cost), in my office (accessible, high upload speed, low cost, need to negotiate) and in my house (extremely accessible, half the upload speed, low cost, no need to negotiate). I'd be willing to figure out with the xx team the best option.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 20/50 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 50/150 Mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.12 dollars/kWh, or 0.05 dollars/kWh. Depends on Location.
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, Datacenter or Office.
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Claro/Tim
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. Oracle
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Have been deploying NKN nodes and Mina nodes.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
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: Ryzen 5 1600x, 480GB SSD, GTX 1050ti.
Why do you want to be a node? I really liked xx network concept and I am looking for good opportunities to build nodes.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? xx collective
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? David Chaum, it's high security and xx consensus.
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? NKN, Mina, OGN
    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:
    • Instructional video content: yes
    • Livestream/broadcast video content: no
    • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): yes
    • Forum management for Bitcointalk: no
    • Forum management for Reddit: no
    • Forum management for Discord: yes
    • Other forum management: yes
    • Meetup group management: yes
    • Other: Public campaign
    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. node setup post and video, weekly twitter update
    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 earn xx coins
    • To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
    • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
    • 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? Decentralized networks presuppose that the network is owned by distinct individuals, but it could be of individuals from a single geographical location. A distributed network is deployed in different locations, but it could be owned by a single individual.
    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. Its aim to plain the power structure.
    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? Information is a commodity derived from human beings and it has been used without our knowledge. Privacy by default gives power back to people. To publicize would mean to give people back the notion that what is private has value.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I don't know.

    The bandwidth specs need to be upgraded if possible to meet the minimum specs (page 3 of the Node Handbook

    Also the hardware specs don’t meet the minimum spec recommended.

    Can these be upgraded?

    Would be great to have another node from South America.