Violet Node Application 11626467695, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11626467695
Application Date 05/22/2020 06:10:17 AM
Applicant City Bucharest
Applicant State/Province B
Applicant Country Romania
What languages do you speak? English, Romanian
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Ubik Capital
Node City Nuremberg
Node Province Nuremberg
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? ICON, SOLANA, KAVA, E-MONEY
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? A better explorer.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? -
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. 100 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
Connection speed 400Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? We are running multiple nodes for many projects.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs 2 x Intel Xeon E5 2630v4 2 x (10 x 2.20 GHz), 40 threads, 256 GB REG ECC, any combination of SSD available, 1 Gbit/s port UNLIMITED Traffic, Linux OS
Why do you want to be a node? UBIK CAPITAL is a team of people who are passionate about blockchain. We have 40+ years of experience in software development, program management, and system operations. We want to do our part to serve the xx community through outreach, technical development, and of course, running a resilient xx node!
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? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Technology
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Icon Network
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Consensus
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: Instructional video content:, Livestream/broadcast:, Group messaging curation: Yes, Forum management for Reddit: Yes
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. To be discussed later
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 Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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.
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

Interesting candidate, although it would have been nice to read a fully completed application.

Thank you for your interest in our team.
We will provide a full application after we will understand better the xx network needs and and what resources can we allocate to xx network. We do not want to make promises that we cannot keep.