Orange XIII Node Application 12821135287

Respondent ID 12821135287
End Date 07/15/2021 4:29:56 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. 12702517964
City/Town Sturzovca
State/Province
Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Romanian, English
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
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? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Sturzovca
Node State/Province
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Solana, KIRA Network, Spacemesh, Skale, Agoric
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I am honestly burning with the idea of creating lighter blockchains that weigh less than 3 GB. However, I understand the specifics of the xx Network, so it is unlikely that this can be implemented here.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I have enough money to maintain a node and pay the electricity bill. No problem.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 770
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 650
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. about 33 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. 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)? AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 64 RAM, WD AN1500 1TB SSD,
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? It will be a positive experience for me.
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? Elixxir and Praxxis protocols. Also xx Consensus.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Solana, Kira and Skale
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
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I have no doubts about decentralized systems, because they are very reliable by design. For distributed systems, I have questions. I wouldn't want them to have my data (although they probably already do, not the point), as it could easily leak there.
    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 has its own particular approach to each criterion of decentralization. The platform is very demanding on its members, but only to ensure good performance and smooth operation. The xx network intends to be a new type of platform, offering a protected digital sphere, through which its users can share ideas and exchange value in a secure and private way.
    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? We should always have freedom of choice. At the moment it is the case that if you do not agree to give access to your data, you cannot use the platform. This is not right, I think.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The power of quantum computers would be incredible. Any system must be protected against them.
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    Has my vote