Orange XII Node Application 12777744342

Respondent ID 12777744342
End Date 06/28/2021 4:16:33 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 Lisbon
State/Province
Country Portugal
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Portuguese, Spanish, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Driver
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 Lisabon
Node State/Province
Node Country Portugal
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Nucypher, Agoric project, Casperlabs, Axelar project, Radicle, Acala
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I would like to see better memory management, clearer config and possible use of more popular programming languages such as java script.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I'm not sure I'm going to run into any problems. I try to follow the requirements for validators, so I'll be fine.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 850
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 780
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. 0.144/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?` 80
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). EVS
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. My node will be located at home
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)? NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, 1TB Western Digital SN750, 64 RAM, AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
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? Generally speaking, I want to be a node because I like how fast the crypto sphere is evolving. It has great potential and ambition. People who understand cryptocurrencies and are participants in decentralized networks are one step ahead of everyone else. And in the context of this network, I want to be a node, because I can learn new technologies and become a more experienced and in-demand specialist. I also want to support with all my might the idea of establishing privacy by default in all areas of life.
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? I enjoy the high level of democracy, and especially the fact that the network voting will be completely randomized.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Agoric project, Axelar project, Acala
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? MARBLE 2020, European Blockchain Convention
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? I think the meaning of each term is clear from the name. Distributed means that in this network there is a distribution of tasks between a number of entities, in this case nodes. Decentralized is the one without a single center of control or governance. These networks serve very different purposes, but we must not forget that a distributed network can also be decentralized. In many projects these meanings overlap.
    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 needed so that network entities can communicate with each other quickly and securely, conduct transactions, make payments and transmit other information. In fact, it is a very reliable communication channel, which is protected from all types of digital attacks.
    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? You know, these are essentially the only ways to control us now without a lot of judgment from society. I mean, the leverage used to be violence, but now the intolerance for violence has increased a lot. People forgive an arrest for reposting on the Internet, they can only complain about it on various platforms, but they don't dare to fight back. That's why we need privacy. The authorities can't hide violence, but they can prove that you broke the law with a single post.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Decentralized systems can resist quantum computers because they are open to development and change.
    8 Likes

    Ok +1

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    Nice answers, specs and experience. You got my vote

    I like HW and location, Yes from me

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