Violet Node Application 11626973347, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11626973347
Application Date 05/22/2020 11:05:59 AM
Applicant City Saint-Petersburg
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Russia
What languages do you speak? English,Russian,German
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Saint-Petersburg
Node Province
Node Country Russia
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? A less amount storage required.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Russian internet isolation laws.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 30-50$/month
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 26
Connection speed 100Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
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 Ryzen 3900x, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 32GB, Samsung 970 PRO SSD 1TB
Why do you want to be a node? Contribute to the mission xx network is trying to achieve and get rewarded for it.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Web3 summit
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The internet today is broken by design. Secure, anonymous (incl. metadata) and decentralized internet is a prerequisite for freedom of communication.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Ethereum.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? EthCCs, , DevCons, Web3Summits and many smaller ones
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: Group messaging curation: Telegram
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. monthly review of on-going node operational process
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 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 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? Distributed networks is a general term that can be both client/server or p2p based whereas decentralized networks are always p2p. I prefer p2p approach when it makes sense (almost always).
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. "metadata shredding", post-quantum crypto, yada yada
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? Many systems do not have Perfect Forward Secrecy, which means it would be possible to read e.g. old e2e encrypted messages with a substantially fast quantum computer.

Worthy applicant.

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