Orange XII Node Application 12774618968

Respondent ID 12774618968
End Date 06/28/2021 4:31:33 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 Shanghai
State/Province Shanghai
Country China
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Mandarin
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Shanghai
Node State/Province Shanghai
Node Country China
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): BZZ, FIL
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I would like to see xx network be more reliable, high-performance and secured than previous nodes I have supported.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Mostly not. In extreme circumstances, force majeure factors could be the setbacks (e.g. earthquake)
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100 MB/s
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100 MB/s
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 80
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.086 USD/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?` 100
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). CHINANET
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. N/A
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)? GPU:Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, RAM: 32GB, Storage: Samsung 970 PRO SSD 1TB and so on
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: N/A
Why do you want to be a node? I would like to operate a node because I want to get highly involved in the growth of the community and the xx network. I really look forward to the success of the network, which is also based on my understanding of the xx network and blockchain.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Twitter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Xx network has foreseen future challenges which current networks will face so that Xx network team has tried to integrate new cryptography solution and others new implementations for overcoming challenges. Also, xx network's consensus mechanism relieves the effect of consolidated power, which leads to a better decentralized system.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes, I am also involved in FileCoin and Swarm communities.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes, 2021 Concensus by CoinDesk.
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:
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): I was the China-region social media manager in a crypto project.
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. Yes, normally 2 blogs per month if writing blogs.
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 private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
  • To promote quantum secure distributed systems
  • To contribute to a promising project
  • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks are subsets of distributed networks. Decentralized networks empower users to vote for governance of the network so that no one would be more powerful among other users. Users’ data on decentralized network are more secured and more private due to the network’s properties. No one can modify others’ data. While decentralized network’s and distributed network’s nodes are both located among all different places, distributed network can be centralized or decentralized. Therefore, decentralized network is much more applicable in blockchain industry. I agree that decentralized network is a more suitable option for the development of blockchain.
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 the xx network platform is to enable the fair distribution of users’ power in order to reach the decentralized state of a blockchain network and also to improve network’s efficiency and extend the network’s scalability so that network can reach a global user-base. A decentralized governance platform is initiated on xx network and it will include four main chambers: Council, Tech Committee, Coin holders, and Users. With this structure, xx network will be able to nominate a better stake approach to prevent power centralization among mining farms and hardware supply. Elixxir is the core of the xx network, which strongly secures users’ data on the network. The above points are existing issues found on current blockchain solutions. Their consensus mechanisms are more likely to consolidate a few nodes’/ users’ power, which is not beneficial for the objective of decentralization. Also, the current consensus approach incurs high energy cost and current networks face threats under the quantum computing.
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? Currently, tech giants are able to collect most of our activity records and transaction records. They might integrate our historical data and analyze customers’ behaviors with government, which is not something we would like to see. We do want to protect our privacy and not to be monitored while we process online activities. Therefore, privacy by default is crucial for our future network. While we develop xx network, our privacy will be secured due to the decentralized nature.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? A majority of the decentralized networks like Bitcoin etc. apply public-private key cryptography system. Quantum computers are the key to crack the public-private key system, which the security of the networks would be disrupted. Therefore, decentralized systems are facing the threat from quantum computers. Xx network currently has a better solution to prevent cracking from quantum computers. For centralized systems, they would not be affected because they are generally not using the public-private key cryptography system. They would have their own different solutions when facing quantum computers’ threat.
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Your bandwidth is a little low if you want to have gateway+node at your home.
Hardware seem a copy/paste from the requirement what is your real hardware ?