Violet Node Application 11629010399, submitted on 05-22-2020

Respondent ID 11629010399
Application Date 05/22/2020 10:20:11 PM
Applicant City Roeselare
Applicant State/Province West-Vlaanderen
Applicant Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? English, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese & bit of french
What is your occupation? Student (graduated high school in Science Mathematics, now: languages)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Roeselare
Node Province West-Vlaanderen
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? Yet to see.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None really. I have a 100 mbit internet connection. I'm even willing to buy new equipment & upgrade my speed if necessary.
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. Day & night: 2,33
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 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 CPU: 8 core modern CPU with Hyperthreading such as AMD Ryzen 7 2700x GPU: Nvidia Turing or Tesla GPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or greater RAM: 16GB DDR4 or more (an upgrade path to 32GB is recommended) Storage: 1TB Professional High Speed NVME (PCI) SSD (Example: Samsung 970 PRO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe) Bandwidth: 100mbit up / 100mbit down, with static IP address
Why do you want to be a node? Because I believe David Chaum is the first decent leading figure in the field of Blockchain and privacy. I like the idea of Blockchain (operated a btc node in the past) & I do believe in this project & that it has something really new to offer so for this project I'm willing to step off the sidelines and invest my time and money.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Youtube
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? 1) David Chaum 2) Privacy 3) Quantum security 3) Speed 4) Scalability
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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. Twitter, chats, reddit, forums
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 contribute to a promising project, 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? I'm all 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. David Chaum is in my opinion the first decent leading figure in the whole Blockchain & privacy field.
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 people have the right of choice when it comes to sharing of personal data.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? It poses a big threat in my opinion.


Worthy candidate.