Orange XIII Node Application 12842194119

Respondent ID 12842194119
End Date 07/24/2021 9:37:55 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.
City/Town London
State/Province London
Country UK
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Portuguese ( intermediate)
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Sales & Marketing Consultant, Former MD
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Munich
Node State/Province
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Presearch (Testnet)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I am non technical but I am good at following instructions and so if there is already good instructions that is a major plus .
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I cant think of any.
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? 500
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 30.43 c 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?` 50
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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. Contabo
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)? I dont own it - but i plan to run with vps.
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: na
Why do you want to be a node? I believe that this network could play a very important role in the future particularly as Quantum computers become more advanced. I would like to be a part of that. I also enjoy the challenge of taking on these tasks that are outside of my core day to day. And if there can be some reward then that is always a plus ! Outside of that I believe in David Chaums vision for the future. Privacy is important.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? As mentioned before - blockchain is a part of the future. For me the best and safest way is distributed system and not centralised. This is much less likely to be taken down. Quantum computes will be able to break current encryptions and so it becomes increasingly important to be able to resist that and XX platform is a fore-runner in this space.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? N/A
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. 1-2
    Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? No
    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 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
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed networks are centralised and distributed networks are not. That means distributed is inherently stronger. I believe de-centralisation is the way forward
    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. It is completely private - not just encrypted for content but also for the metadata. It is the only blockchain that is quantum resistant.
    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? personal data has become the product and often gathered with zero consent. Whilst this may not appear to be a problem to most people - this data can be used for ill purposes and control. Those who have lived in countries with restrictive regimes and lack of freedom get it. Privacy by default is the best approach to protect from tyrants and maintain freedom.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers may be able to break encryption and if the attach vector is centralised that will be easier to do. If decentralised it is harder.

    Why datacenter?

    Thanks for your question Emma :slight_smile: Is there a reason not to use a datacentre for XX network? The other nodes I run are run this way.

    Best to plan to host node at home on fast connection, and plan for gateway to be in VPS, not both in VPS

    You can find a discussion on this in the discord node-application-process

    What is the London USA Germany connection?

    Thanks - will take a look

    Heh Robbie 84. Thanks for your comment. Somehow it defaulted back to USA - It should be UK. That is an error. Not sure if I can edit it now. Germany is a good and less expensive VPS services.

    Does Contabo even offer plans with a GPU? Running a node in a dc not favourable for the network.

    It does. I have now looked into some hardware for the Node and would use VPS for the gateway.