Orange XIII Node Application 12840736134

Respondent ID 12840736134
End Date 07/23/2021 1:09:09 PM
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 Ialoveni
Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Romanian, Russian, English
What is your occupation? IT
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? None (Self-Taught)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Ialoveni
Node State/Province
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? The attractive part about the xx network is the utility of the messenger as a user-first approach and the privacy that has been left out by so many giants of technology.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? One potential setback might be the deletion of Moldova from the list of countries that are allowed to run nodes and gateways, yet this is in the power of the xx network more than the external factors.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 150
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 250
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. ~$.5 per kW
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 4
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)? Intel i9, RTX 2070 super, EVO Pro 1tb
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:
Why do you want to be a node? I would like that myself and my family to be part of a world where privacy is not something hard to achieve, where the access to communication and information could not be hindered by a political party or a monopoly of violence that the state has.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The ability to create value (money) while not sacrificing the principles of libertarian ideology. The fact that decentralization is at the core of this project.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No, I have not.
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. 3-4 blogposts per month
    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
    • Other (please specify): To protect the future of my family from what happens when a political party controls all the media.
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I consider that a good balance between a peer controlled environment and clear principles must be developed and always strived for, decentralization is important in securing the freedom of speech and economical activity. Decentralized would be like an system in which the agents interactions may or may not be related and consequential one to another. Distributed would look more like a tree, in which there are different branches yet the trunk remains the single point of failure for the branches and the roots.
    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. More decentralized than Ripple and XRP Clear use case | Messanger | Payments + the postal like remuneration model Powerful team lead by a giant of the privacy field.
    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? Indeed it is, without it there's no freedom of communication/ assembly and so on.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? There are threats such as: the middle man attack the 51 % attack Decryption of meta and regular data.
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    What RAM do you have?

    This looks like a honest application… :+1:

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