Orange XII Node Application 12749874171

Respondent ID 12749874171
End Date 06/16/2021 7:33:05 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.
City/Town Irvine
State/Province Alberta
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Private Business Owner
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Kelowna
Node State/Province British Columbia
Node Country Canada
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?
    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? 500
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
    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. $0.20 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?` 15
    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). Telus
    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)? Purchasing new hardware to meets betanet node specs as listed. Not a problem
    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? Investment opportunity and being part of a potential technology breakthrough for public communications that are truly secure and anonymous.
    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?
      What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The community aspect of the nodes group is very cool. My wife and I have been following everything for almost a year and we love how community driven things seem. From a technology angle I would say it's then cmix tech that is most interesting. The idea of precomputation to speed up such an amazing technology is very interesting.
      Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
      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? No
        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? Decentralized networks are not "central" in terms of power structure of a "company" or centralized group authority. As such they cannot be "sued" or attacked as a specific entity. Distribution of a network is done to achieve security and stability of the network by having nodes across various geographic locations using numerous ISP's to facilitate the connection of said network. Decentralizing and Distribution go hand in hand to secure and stabilize a network.
        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. The value of XX.NETWORK, in my view, is that it will be the first truly decentralized, secure, anonymous platform offering communication and payments through the cmix protocol implementation in Elixxer and Praxxis. There have been varying attempts at these ideas but nothing hits it out of the park like xx network IMHO
        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? If you cannot maintain your privacy then you cannot maintain your freedom. It is an absolutely critical part of not only internet freedom, but freedom in general.
        In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Ot much yet but it is inevitable threat looming over the next decades
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        Decent application. Great that you’re so informed about this project! You are willing to buy all hardware going forward if chosen. You get a vote from me pending hardware.

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        Good application and enthusiasm. As long as you can meet hardware requirements you have my vote.

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        Well considering this Node is my wife’s I can’t really vote without bias but I will say that I will make sure she does things right! :kissing_heart:
        You got this Chel!


        You know I will do my part! Hard to mess up with you over my shoulder! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
        But in all seriousness, yes, all will be done to spec obviously.

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        Yes 100% will have all hardware.
        I have a 3070 Ti, Ryzen CPU (3700 I think), and a Samsung nvme 1tb. All in the works.
        My husband has told me that my computer probably won’t be used in the regular network but will be on this new canary net that is being proposed. I will probably be better off learning more in that scenario anyway. He is reading a lot lately about how to run his node on the new network that is coming.

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        Ok, yes my computer will have a Ryzen 3700x, 3070 ti, Samsung nvme 1tb. Just chose parts that were as good or better then recommended specifications on the website. :+1:
        Thanks for Commenting!

        Application looks good and if the requirements are met, then it’s definitely a yes for me

        Haha! Congrats my dear! Looks like you can’t back out now! :kissing_heart:
        I’m excited!

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        Thanks love. I wouldn’t think of it! :kissing_heart:
        Here we goooo

        Looks good got my support

        I am in the same situation))
        But I vote for this application with full confidence!