Orange XII Node Application 12775861248

Respondent ID 12775861248
End Date 06/27/2021 12:23:19 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 Stuttgart
State/Province Baden-Württemberg
Country Germany
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) German, English
What is your occupation? IT
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? 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 Stuttgart
Node State/Province Baden-Württemberg
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Swarm Bee, Secret Network, Agoric, Skale, DODO, Kusama
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? So far I have no particular preference. This is a completely new network for me. With new possibilities!
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? My knowledge and experience tell me that there are no setbacks.
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? 650
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. 0.25 € per kw/h
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 85
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). Strato
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. I realized that it wasn't worth using a datacenter for this project, so I bought all the necessary hardware.
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)? AMD Ryzen 9 3900x,WD SN750 1TB, RTX 2070, 32 RAM
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? First of all, I want to be independent and free. That is why I came to the blockchain. There are opportunities for absolutely everyone here, even if you have almost no experience. The openness of this sphere appeals to me a lot.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
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? The developers' strong conviction and desire to completely flip the game, to build a new Internet that would not infringe on people's freedom.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Swarm Bee, Secret Network, Agoric
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Not yet
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 decentralized network is open and free to all. Anyone can check their transactions there to verify their authenticity. Also, anyone can become a member if he owns a certain amount of network coins. A decentralized network cannot be compromised and there is no single point of failure because every corner member has a copy of the network. A decentralized network is much more secure than many, not only because of the different protocols but also because of the large number of nodes. In distributed networks, the software, and its data are spread out across more than one computer/node. But the difference is that these computers/nodes depend on the center and do not make independent decisions.
    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. It seems to me that xx network is a whole ideology, in a good sense of the word. David Chaum has a very inspiring speech on the subject. This platform is a real guardian of privacy and securitization. And I think that its main value lies not even in the blockchain, but in the xx messenger. I think so, because many people have tried to create a variety of blockchains that solve some of the few problems of our lives and this sphere, but David is the first to think about the secure transmission of information in everyday life.
    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? Failure to control our personal data will lead us to the abyss or to revolutions. Countries, cities will no longer be able to develop normally and follow technological progress. Where there is control of personal data, there is control of our whole life.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? That the era of quantum computing could significantly harm many platforms and networks I do not consider paranoid. Quantum technology is a great force with which great responsibility will come. Given the human element, one cannot argue that these computers will not be used to decrypt data on networks.

    All is good for me :+1:

    My support. Good application

    Wow. It’s perfect application form. You have my vote

    Good HW
    Nice bandwidth
    I vote

    Absolutely decent

    Has my vote

    I vote for this one