Orange XIII Node Application 12790331027

Respondent ID 12790331027
End Date 07/02/2021 7:43:56 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. 12702124122
City/Town Dobrogea Nouă
State/Province Sîngerei
Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Romanian, English
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Dobrogea Nouă
Node State/Province Sîngerei
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Moonbeam, Kusama, Radix
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I will join the ranks of those who want a more stable network without hard forks.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Everything is good.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 650
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 530
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. I usually pay 32 dollars for electricity
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? Personal Home
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Moldtelecom
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. No
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)? Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB, 64 GB RAM, RTX 2070 SUPER, Ryzen 7 2700x
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? Cryptocurrencies are my new love and obsession at the moment. I want to be involved in this field as much as possible.
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? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? An improved platform communication system that will prevent data leakage.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Moonbeam, Kusama
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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? In a decentralized network, each node is completely independent and can communicate with other nodes to perform a specific task. Such networks are usually peer-to-peer, i.e. nodes are not only servers, but they can also be clients. A distributed network is a network in which nodes can be managed from multiple local centres. I prefer decentralization.
    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. xx Network is first and foremost about security. The security of correspondence and any other transmitted information and data. Security of information and data that you don't intend to pass on to someone else but may need to prove your identity.
    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? A lot of corporations make money on the problem of data leakage, which is why we still do not have basic privacy. For the same reason we deserve it more than ever.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I do not see any serious danger today or even in five years' time. However, we should still be vigilant of all news that relates to this development.
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