|End Date||06/25/2021 2:34:36 PM|
|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.|
|What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them)||english, german|
|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?||Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)|
|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)|
|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?||Our older members follow the development of blockchain and crypto since eCash, but nobody of us were an active member. So there is nothing special we can point out now, but we are sure we will find some useful feeback in the future.|
|What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?||Nothing that does not implicate the end of the network at the same time.|
|What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||500 if needed can we upgrade to 1GB|
|What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||500 if needed can we upgrade to 1GB|
|What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node?||97|
|Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running.||0,30€ 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?||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.||As already written, the node will be placed as private machine in the data center from Agilos|
|Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?||Yes, through our work we have a lot of experience to run different machines and software in data centers.|
|Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?||64GB RAM, GeForce RTX 3070 or 3080, AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, Samsung EVO-PLUS 1TB|
|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?||We follow the project and David Chaum for a long time and after our invest last year we have now enough time to be a bigger part of the network and run a node. We hope to learn even more about the technical aspect and be a better support in upcoming discussions.|
|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?||Yes|
|What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?||The biggest part is the idea of privacy and anonymity. The founding thought of the internet was the idea to create a private place where you can speak, share, and get information no matter who or where you are. But in the last years this idea and its democratic opportunities is used less. We hope that projects like the xxNetwork helps people all around the world to get their rights and value as individual.|
|Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?||No, but some of us have participant in crypto project that was based on David Chaum ideas. And now we believe in his greatest project, the xxnetwork. This will be a milestone in the internet revolution for our freedom.|
|Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?||No, we only have participate in some cyberpunks networks. Two of use from the early days.|
|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.||We are not the social media guys, but in the past we already founded and were part of some interesting discussion groups. So because, we work closely with the university environment it would be nice if we sensitize more people for this topic and can start a community here too.|
|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||
|What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?||In a decentralized network every node should be equal and have same rights. In a distributed network it is more like a centralized network, you have some node which are controlled by at least one organisation and can determine other nodes. There is now black or white and both system have their advantages you can appreciate, but specially for crypto, freedom and the xx network technology we prefer decentralized networks more. There is not the risk of power concentration or the manipulation by a minority. So we need more decentralized networks and structure to guarantee the democracy, it the only way.|
|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.||In our opinion a lot of the blockchain solutions these days are just pushed because of the bitcoinhype and the value increase. So we didn’t support project like Bitcoin active. But we see a bigger usage behind the xx network and that it can be more than just another coin. We think the xx network can solve real and important problems we have today and come up in the future. We have not encountered a network which fits our idea of privacy as well as the xxNetwork.|
|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?||For us privacy is an important factor for creativity, opinion formation and should be a right for everybody. We think that was the first sense of the internet and we should go some steps back to that. We know the power and usage which data can have, and we think everybody should decide by himself what to do with that. For that, we need equivalent offers for standard usages and we believe the xxNetwork brings us closer to that goal.|
|In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?||As already mentioned often here, quantum computers can be a danger for some standard crypto keys. But we are quite sure there will be/already are solutions. We are more excited about the problems we can solve with these computers and the opportunities they bring us. We do not know so much about quantum de-/centralized systems and are not sure how to compare them in short sentences. But we think due to the properties of quantum it will take a few years till we see some bigger quantum-based networks. We hope we can learn more about this topic here and have some interesting discussions with you. Thank you for the opportunity to be a bigger part of the community and thank you for the help. You to safe our freedom and bring us to a new layer of civilization.|
Looks good to me!
Specs are good. You have my vote and support
Thank you for your support. We have little updates: we received a second optical fiber cable from another provider and the security of the datacenter has also been revised .
You have my vote!
I have another question
You write you have good contacts at the university.
Should the community be active in this environment. That would be a
great thing to initiate further scientific work for our idea and our xxnetwork.
Good application.you have my vote.
Hey, thank you for the question.
Among other things, the CIPA is located in Saarbrücken Home.
The ways are short and we have good contacts there. I think it is the intention of the community here to encourage scientific work as well and spread the discussion more.
Good application. I vote yes.
Good application meets requirements
You have my vote!
Hello, i just want to say thanks to all of your support so far. Have a nice weekend.
hello, thx all for your support.great. I am one of the friends of @Hehet All the energy that we invest in this project we invest in the future of our society. This project has all of our support. In addition to the hardware, we offer a network that will advance the project. Thanks for your trust