Orange XIII Node Application 12859025732

Respondent ID 12859025732
End Date 07/31/2021 1:27:35 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 Paphos
Country Cyprus
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Greek, English
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Node City Paphos
Node State/Province
Node Country Cyprus
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Other (please specify): VeChain
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Better monitoring
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? no set backs
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 50
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 50
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. 16.98 euro cents per kilowatt hour (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?` 37
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). Cyta
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? experience with blade server approaches, VM and Dockerized environments
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Intel i7, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 32GB, 1T enterprise 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? Community believer, support the decentralisation of the xx network
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Twitter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? quantum resistant network, fast finality
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Solidity developer
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? ANON Blockchain, Decentralized
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. 2-3
    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 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
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? distribution has do to with location, however, the governance of such networks could be totally centralised. Decentralisation refers to an alternative governance model where no central authority controls the network. It is often the case that nodes that participate to a decentralised network as also distributed. I am a supporter of decentralized networks towards building democratic and equal participation networks.
    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 all about creating a new medium of data sharing, a protected digital layer where users share data and exchange value in a secure and private manner with the use of advanced cryptographic techniques. The only network that is quantum resistant by nature.
    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? Once quantum computers go massive, the world as we know it is going to change. Unfortunately the current internet layer is not ready. We will experience massive exposures of private data at a scale we cannot even imagine. I would like to support the xx movement so that we are ready when quantum machines hit the road.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? elliptic curve cryptography is breakable, thus exposing all the data embedded in to them. On another note, Quantum machines will be able to find solutions quickly, potentially enabling few powerful users to monopolize decentralized networks. For centralized systems are single point of failures, we will see most of the Internet layer down.

    I liked your responses and your vision. It seems that you have the tech expertise required to support the network. Thus, you have my positive vote. Keep it up!

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    Thank you for your comments!

    I am very excited on the opportunity of supporting the xx network with a node. My current hardware equipment stands as follows. Currently, I am utilizing this node to supporting VeChain and Moonriver.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K tray 3.80 GHz, LGA1200
    RAM: Kingston Fury RGB 64GB DDR4 HX432C16FB3AK2/64 RAM
    SSD: Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe Retail-Version 1TB
    POWER SUPPLY: Corsair TX650M 80+ Gold
    COOLER: NZXT Kraken X53

    You have what is needed! I support this application and I do hope that others will follow, you deserve it!