Orange XII Node Application 12738538591

Respondent ID 12738538591
End Date 06/12/2021 1:25:21 PM
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. 12616222412
City/Town Giszowiec
Country Poland
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Polish, Russian, English
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
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? 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 Giszowiec
Node State/Province
Node Country Poland
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Agoric, Swarm Bee Network, Spacemesh
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Try to be more inclusive in selecting the validator that will generate the block. That I mean, improve such criteria as randomness.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? The project is promising, so I will do my best
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 730
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 690
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. 0.16 usd 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?` 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). Orange
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. Datacenter isn't reliable
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)? Intel core i9-9980HK, Gigabyte SSD 240GB , Nvidia geforce RTX 2080, Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB, RAM64
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? I think primarily to help the project. In second place is my personal gain.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Twitter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The democratic concept of the network. As well as Quantum Secure Hash-based cryptography.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Agoric
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 system is just an improved version of a centralized one. But it is not as perfect as a decentralized one, because it limits itself behind its architecture and design.
    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. First of all, it's the most secure platform at this moment. The second value is that it is as stable as possible because it does not depend on data centers. Communication is built interestingly. The developers have solved the problem of data leakage when communicating online with technology that "destroys" metadata before it is even created.
    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? There is now a defect in the system that allows organisations to store and track information about users. Any weakness makes the system unreliable and vulnerable, which will then lead to its collapse. And privacy by default will help get rid of this weakness.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? So far, this issue has not been thoroughly investigated. There seems to be some panic, but it is better to keep your cool and figure out how to deal with it.

    you have my voice :ok_hand:

    Looks good to me :+1:

    I like it. You have my support

    I vote yes. It looks nice

    Good application.

    Nice. Has my vote