Violet Node Application 11626514749, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11626514749
Application Date 05/22/2020 06:33:57 AM
Applicant City Barcelona
Applicant State/Province Barcelona
Applicant Country Spain
What languages do you speak? Catalan, spanish, english
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Barcelona
Node Province Barcelona
Node Country Spain
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? Metadata privacy, speed and quantum resistant.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Money.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0,08904 €/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?` 10
Connection speed 10000Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Amazon AWS, Google Cloud
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs CPU: modern dual core (Example: AMD Ryzen 3 2200g) GPU: None RAM: 2GB or more Storage: 250GB (database instance) Bandwidth: 100mbit up / 100mbit down (separate from node bandwidth)
Why do you want to be a node? Take part in the community and get familiar with elixxir. Metadata privacy. Free Internet.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? xx collective
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Metadata provacy, quantum resistant.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Bitcoin.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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 private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations, To promote quantum secure distributed systems, 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
Other Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The distributed network is the decentralized network taken to the extreme. It avoids the centralization completely. The main idea for the distributed network lies in the concept that everyone gets access, and everyone gets equal access
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. Everyone in the same position.
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? Big Data (Corporations) is hungry for your information.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The biggest issue with a centralized network is with a single central owner it also becomes a single point of failure

Worthy application.

Welcome to Iberian team!

Good application. :+1: