Orange XIII Node Application 12806003449

Respondent ID 12806003449
End Date 07/09/2021 1:39:45 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. 12603714358
City/Town Colonita
State/Province Municipiul Chișinău
Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Romanian, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Healthcare
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 Colonita
Node State/Province Municipiul Chișinău
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Mina Network, Solana, Radicle, Chia Network, Polkadot.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Improved uptime and reliability.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I have thought carefully about all the possible difficulties, but they have turned out to be quite minor. So I can confidently say that I am ready for anything.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 840
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 760
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.12 USD per 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?` 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). Orange
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.
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 5 3600x, RTX 2070 SUPER, 64 RAM, 1ТB Samsung 980 PRO
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? Because I have everything I need to do this: good hardware, knowledge, experience and belief in the idea of blockchain.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Twitter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? That the platform creates a level playing field for all and tries to solve many of the current problems of modern blockchains.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Mina, Polkadot
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 decentralized systems the nodes can communicate without a monitoring entity. Also they have an updated copy of available data.
    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's proposal is quite revolutionary, even for blockchain. David Chaum is trying in a sense to build a utopia where no one will have the opportunity to abuse their power, steal data or voice, cheat or hack into the system. He has very clearly described in the whitelist what would make this a reality. Praxxis and Elixxir play a major role here, as well as a special approach to network governance and economics.
    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? It opens up a lot of new opportunities for users and developers. It's difficult to grow and develop when there is censorship and your every move is controlled. Unfortunately, this is the situation right now. However, with people like David, we will fix that.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I'm sure the xx Network platform doesn't need to worry about that, as it already has the necessary level of protection against quantum attacks.
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    You have experience, appropriate HW and my vote as well:)

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    Seems great to me

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    You have my vote

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    I give my vote

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    +1

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    Great application

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    I support you. You have good speed and specs

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    I vote

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    Take my vote!

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    Good answers. You have my vote.

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    Comparing this application with your previous one, it is exactly the same(just your uptime expectation). There is obviously no effort put into this…

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    Thanks for your comment. How can I improve my application?

    I like answers

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    You don’t need to change your application. If you were not selected last time, I would at least respond to your voters. Being involved is a + if you want to be selected…

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    Not bad

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    I’m trying:) Thank you

    @Roberto @Roar @crunch @Raom @xxfreedom @Boichuk @animar @Denmy @Artem @piedpiper71 Thank you for voting and commenting. If selected I will do everything I can to make sure my node is the best of the best!

    @Robbie @wlflow @Milricher Thank you, guys!

    Good, I vote yes