Violet Node Application 11626828776, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11626828776
Application Date 05/22/2020 09:24:45 AM
Applicant City Zug
Applicant State/Province Zug
Applicant Country Switzerland
What languages do you speak? English, Russian, Hebrew
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Wings Stiftung
Node City Zug
Node Province Zug
Node Country Switzerland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Ease of launch, as we had to rework a lot of scripts of previous nodes to make them run
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Unclear documentation and lack of support
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. 10c
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 100
Connection speed 10000Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? We have been working both in previous start-ups and having our own servers in local datacenters, and also used Hetzner for lots of our operations in order to save costs.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
Why do you want to be a node? We are strong believers in privacy having backed Beam, and would be happy to enjoy another similar effort.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? We quite like the strong science basis and the tech used in the platform, and looking contribute some of our know how.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? We are working on our own DeFi protocol called dfinance -
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes, we been at all the major conferences, such as Consensys, DevCon, etc.
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:, Forum management for Bitcointalk:
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? No
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 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? Decentralized networks are being run by peers in a true selfish environment, where thanks to game theory it's not viable for any member to attack others. We are strong believers in decentralization.
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. We believe that XX brings a new breed of products to table, enabling a truly surveillance free cash settlement, with the benefits of being masked out of governments prying eyes and big corporations looking to datamine all of us.
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 privacy is a basic human right, without it we are not truly free. When any party knows our most intimate details, they can manipulate our thinking with tailored messaging, and psychologically influence our decisions, exactly as we seen with the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? To be honest we don't see quantum computing as an immediate thread to blockchain solutions, having said that the technology changes rapidly and in future can be used to attack encryption, signatures and private keys. Hence, it's important to be ready for that in advance.

Strong applicant.

Good applicant to the community!