Violet Node Application 11627134931, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11627134931
Application Date 05/22/2020 12:12:03 PM
Applicant City Brussels
Applicant State/Province Belgium
Applicant Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? English, French, Dutch
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 Brussels
Node Province Belgium
Node Country Belgium
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? * Sometimes the node had to be restarted because it would have dead lock due to multithreading error (especially BCHD) * Access to indexer and socket services so that the node can power client or server services * Auto update * Better logging
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None at the moment
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. 200 euro per 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?` 20
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? Hosted and managed physical servers for popular mobile games from 2009 to 2017 with more than a million user
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
Specs
Why do you want to be a node? I truly believe in the vision of peer to peer Cash. I want to help crypto currency become a reality to bring economic freedom and privacy. I am actively developing services for the blockchain BCH and I might do it for xxx too. I want to be on the forefront
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Helps it succeed, gets rewarded for it and potentially develop services. The world needs more freedom
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Many BCH groups
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Several, mostly related to BCH. Between 5 and 10 like Satoshi vision in Tokyo, in Hong Kong, ... Some of them private like about double spending problems.
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: Community Management Other: I'm good at finding issues and reporting them
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. Twice
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 earn xx coins, To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, 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? Distributed is geo redundancy. Decentralization means no centralized source of truth, no single point of control.
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. It comes later and with better tech but that's not sufficient for success. The main point is that it has a strong committed leader and it want to achieve a very specific vision with a leader who dedicated it's life to it. That's the key point for me
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 tomorrow everything will be controlled and scrutinized. In less than 10 years all governments will have their own blockchain and it will be game over if public ones don't emerge before that
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I'm not sure
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Worth considering application.