Orange XII Node Application 12781293704

Respondent ID 12781293704
End Date 06/29/2021 9:00:09 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 Hangzhou
State/Province Hangzhou
Country China
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Chinese
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? 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? Individual
Node City Hangzhou
Node State/Province Hangzhou
Node Country China
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Tezos
  • Monero
  • 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?` 95
In what type of environment would this server be located? University / Academic Institution
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). China Unicom
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 wouldn't do that
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 AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, Intel Core i9-9980HK GPU Nvidia Turing, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or greater RAM 16 GB DDR4 or more Storage
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? 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? Yes
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)? Wanxiang conferences every year in Shanghai, Distribute conferences in 2018/2019, Web3 conferences in 2019/2020
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: 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? 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.

Another application from China where a large number of answers are strangely similar (almost word for word) to over 110 other applications from China?
It’s a ‘No’: from me!!!