Orange XIII Node Application 12821096435

Respondent ID 12821096435
End Date 07/15/2021 4:09:52 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. 12699117411
City/Town Răuţel
State/Province
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 Răuţel
Node State/Province
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Casperlabs, Agoric, Radicle, Covalent, Joystream
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Improved privacy for users and validators.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I am ready to embark on this journey without a second thought.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 400
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. 30 USD
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). StarNet
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)? Intel Core i9-10900X , 64GB RAM, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
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? I believe in what I am doing. I believe it will benefit and improve certain areas of our society.
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? The way the validator selection process and the validation system itself takes place. I haven't encountered this before, it will be my first experience.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Casperlabs, Agoric, Radicle, Covalent
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? A distributed network is a collection of a huge number of nodes, which are most often subordinate to a single centre. In fact, this is a major disadvantage of such a network. Decentralized networks have no central decision-making authority. Each node makes its own decisions based on consensus rules that cannot be broken.
    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 platform will bring many new things to the Internet: new security protocols, anonymity, a unique kind of consensus and an updated approach to decentralization.
    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? Data manipulation is one of the most immoral and unethical things in our world.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computer is capable of destroying cryptography.
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    You have my vote. Strong application