Orange XIII Node Application 12844053373

Respondent ID 12844053373
End Date 07/25/2021 9:24:00 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 Medicine Hat
State/Province Alberta
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Retired Investor
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some school up to Secondary or High School, no diploma
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Kelowna
Node State/Province BC
Node Country Canada
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
    What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? On average, somewhere between 200 and 500 mbps
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200-500 mbps
    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. 13-15 cents cad 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?` 20
    In what type of environment would this server be located? Either in one of my offices or possibly at home.
    If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Whether at home or at the office it's TELUS
    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)? I have purchased equipment according to the listed specs on site
    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? The Cmix tech being deployed Into a messenger and potentially into other dapps along with the ability to actually invest money and work I to these things is the main reasons I would like to be a node operator. All of these ideas surround privacy and freedom which are things I'm very passionate about.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Family member who is a node operator. He got me excited about it.
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
      Are you an active member of those communities? No
      What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Oh my gosh. To sum it up in short I would say the idea that there is a technology here that is actually groundbreaking... Namely, Cmix protocol being implemented, with high speeds using precomp, along with blockchain technology. There are many implications regarding our ability to be more free with these technologies.
      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, not yet!
      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? Dectralized is an network that cannot be located or cornered in one particular place as a point of attack. Distributed is having multiple nodes across various geographic locations to secure a network from localized outages or other problems that would normallly bring down a localized network. Where do I sit? Technically my life is much to centralized! Crypto currencies and dapps like elixxer should be great additions in helping remedy this problem though!
        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. is one of relatively few projects to have a truly new and incredibly disrupting technology. I'm betting that cmix being implemented across various apps including, of course, elixxer will be a game changer in the communications space.
        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? Because the default at this time is CENSORSHIP... Not good. We need change
        In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I'm not particularly well versed with quantum computer technology but from what I have heard it is threating to most security systems we currently use in the IT world

        Although Canada has a lot of node operators, I like your application.Especially that your family member is a node operator already. :+1: