Violet Node Application 11626916002, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11626916002
Application Date 05/22/2020 10:21:29 AM
Applicant City lelystad
Applicant State/Province flevoland
Applicant Country the netherlands
What languages do you speak? dutch,english
What is your occupation? entrepreneur,inventor
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Lelystad
Node Province Flevoland
Node Country The Netherlands
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Grin,Beam,Odin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? It would be great if a node can run on a mobile device.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I don't see any potential setbacks. I am very enthusiastic and went to the CWI conference in Amsterdam in 2019 with my brother who is already a 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. 21 cents 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?` 70
Connection speed 200Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Gateway will be in a datacenter and the computer at my office
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Running nodes in Hetzner Germany and Transip in Amsterdam.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs Ryzen 9 3950x,Nvidia 2080ti,1 tb ssd hard disc
Why do you want to be a node? I believe in privacy which will be more and more important in the coming years. The big tech companies are stealing data from the people and with this project of David I believe and hope that the privacy will be brought back to the people.
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? Freedom and democracy
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? In Beam and Grin.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? CWI Amsterdam
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? 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 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? Because innovation starts with having privacy
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?