Violet Node Application 11626577031, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11626577031
Application Date 05/22/2020 08:22:22 AM
Applicant City Gaillard
Applicant State/Province Rhone-Alpes
Applicant Country France
What languages do you speak? French, 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? 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? Individual
Node City Helsinki
Node Province Helsinki
Node Country Finland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Komodo
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Increased privacy protection
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.188 U.S. Dollar per 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?` 50
Connection speed 70Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Cloud
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)?
Specs AMD Ryzen 9 3900 12-Core 128 GB DDR4 ECC 2x 1.92 TB NVMe SSD Datacenter Edition
Why do you want to be a node? Contribute the project for increased privacy
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Privacy protection
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Komodo notary node
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? As the director of the blockchain certificate at the University of Geneva, I've talked to several blockchain conferences
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:, Meetup group management:
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
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
Other Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed servers may have central parts, fully decentralized don't have central parts. I research towards attack-resistant decentralized ones.
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. Fully decentralized messaging, privacy protecting, quantum resistance
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? Critical for the people privacy
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? quantum computers can break old encryption in both decentralized and centralized systems. Fewer data to be decrypted may be available easily on decentralized systems.

Could your internet connection be upgraded to meet minimum specs (100 Mbps)?