Violet Node Application 11628021339, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11628021339
Application Date 05/22/2020 10:06:51 PM
Applicant City Wesbay
Applicant State/Province Grand Cayman
Applicant Country Cayman Islands
What languages do you speak? English and Spanish
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Grand Cayman
Node Province Westbay
Node Country Cayman Islands
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? I would like to see simple documentation. Simple deployment and simple network configurations. Other platforms are usually tricky to configure. Ideally, a relatively normal computer should be able to be part of the network.
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? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. $0.14 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?` 69
Connection speed 400Mbps
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)? No
Why do you want to be a node? I am fascinated with cryptocurrency platforms and I want to be part of the blockchains that I believe are actually revolutionizing the space. The xx network is one of the few projects that caught my attention. I believe I can provide a reliable and helpful contribution to the network.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The team behind it and the revolutionary contributions to the field.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not really, even though I have some nodes for other platforms, I mostly only read periodic posts shared on their blogs.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes, and I will also be looking to host a few meetups and webinars here in my area (Cayman Islands).
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: Livestream/broadcast: yes, work in brand management, Group messaging curation: yes, Meetup group management: yes, work related, Community Management Other: graphic artwork, videos, photo, stop motion videos, gifs
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. once a month
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 undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies, To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy
Other Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A distributed network is a network with multiple components typically maintained by one entity or by a small number of entities affiliated with each other. Decentralized, on the other hand, implies that the network is more open to participation. So, in theory, (almost) anyone should be able to join the network/system.
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. xx network aims to close the gap existing in the current blockchain space. 1) power consumption. 2) good security. 3) privacy for users. 4) ability for people to just use a simple app. I don't think you can find this in any other platform...
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? Users should be able to decide what they want to share or not. My contents belong to me and I don't want anyone knowing my information.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? From my understanding, quantum computers are able to break a lot of the currently used crypto. So the wallets of other platforms would be broken and, as a result, the money would be stolen. For centralized systems: the encryption used in websites would be subverted.

Application worth considering.

A good candidate :+1: