Orange XII Node Application 12765124528

Respondent ID 12765124528
End Date 06/22/2021 9:59:30 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 Shenzhen
State/Province Guangdong
Country China
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Chinese
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Node City Shenzhen
Node State/Province Guangdong
Node Country China
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Filecoin,crust,polkadot
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? more decentralized and easier to build
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? No applications run on the network, only for mining
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000M
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000M
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.089kwh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 30
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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. Amazon/Aliyun
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? We have deployed more than 80P servers of Filecoin and 30P of crust servers in datacenters.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? CPU: Intel Core i9-9980HK ,GPU: Tesla GPU RAM: 16GB DDR4*2 ,SSD1: SamSung 970 SSD 1TB - M.2 NVME, SSD2: SamSung 883 DCT 240GB, BandWidth: 1000mbit up / 1000mbit down
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? I knew this project in July,2018 on Distribute conference in S.F. and have followed it for 2 years. Privacy protection is one of my biggest concerns. It is a great honor to be one of the first nodes in China.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? My friends in NewAchemy and Distribute conference in S.F.(Speech of David Chaum but the project has not been named yet)
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? Messaging and transaction with more secured and hide metadata
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? polkadot and filecoin
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Shenzhen International Conference on blockchain technology and application in 2018/2021
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:
  • Other: Other: Many contents in Chinese communities, such as wechat, blogs
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. 3-4 in Chinese
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 decentralized network gives everyone the right to vote, and people have the same voting rights. On a decentralized network, people have more privacy rights, and data ownership is owned by themselves. Data on a centralized network is held and controlled by the centralized institution. On a decentralized network, nodes operate independently and the centralized network is started and maintained by an institution and organization. Decentralized networks are more stable. I prefer decentralized 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. The xx network is a quantum-resistant blockchain. The xx network achieves privacy protection of users’ metadata for the first time. The xx network constructs a high-performance and highly secure privacy network and implements value transfer, smart contracts, MPC, etc. on top of it, which is the infrastructure of the future decentralized society. xx-messager is already available.
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? Addressing privacy protection on the underlying network is more efficient and secure than addressing privacy protection at the application layer. The existing major networks are controlled by large companies, and it is almost impossible to make them give up their economic interests and protect users’ data privacy by self-regulation. Privacy should be owned and controlled by everyone, and this requirement is contradictory to the current structure of centralized networks, which can only be achieved on decentralized networks, and xx network aims to do exactly that.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Decentralized systems are built on pubKey-priKey cryptosystems, and quantum computers will easily break both public and private key systems, all likely destroying most of the current blockchains such as Bitcoin. We don’t know when the quantum computer will arrive, but it will certainly arrive, so one needs to be prepared for that day by finding a decentralized system that can protect their digital assets from quantum computer attacks. Centralized systems will not have much impact on quantum computers because they do not all use public-private key crypto-systems, or centralized systems have more centralized solutions for resisting quantum computers.

Another application from China where a large number of answers are strangely similar (almost word for word) to over 120 other applications from China?
It’s a ‘No’: from me!