Violet Node Application 11636692424, submitted on 05-26-2020

Respondent ID 11636692424
Application Date 05/26/2020 03:45:28 PM
Applicant City Mission Viejo
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
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? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Dot Money, LLC
Node City Mission Viejo
Node Province CA
Node Country USA
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? None to-date
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? N/A
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? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 8 cents 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?` 99
Connection speed 50Mbps
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 CyberPowerPC - Gamer Supreme Gaming Desktop - AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 1TB SSD
Why do you want to be a node? I really believe in the xx network and related tech. I met David in Berlin last year at W3.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Berlin 2019
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I like the end-to-end encryption, the shredding of the P2P metadata, and that the cryptocurrency is sent as messages in the system. I am into cryptography.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Hedera Hashgraph Ambassador. Trained in the Ethereum Consensus Developer program. Java, C++, and Solidity developer.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Lots. Crypto Invest Summit, W3 in Berlin, Cryptocon San Diego, Government Blockchain Association member, LA Blockchain health Summit, Blockcon in LA, OnChain-19min Newport, I have spoken at several conferences. I have my own meetup groups in CA called Dot Money with 1200 members.
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: Instructional video content:, Livestream/broadcast: I also have published many crypto articles on Linkedin, Group messaging curation:, Meetup group management:, Community Management Other:
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. videos and articles
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 promote quantum secure distributed systems, 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 I truly believe that David's work with XX Collective, messaging and Praxxis is critical to humanity's survival as a species. The so-called privacy coins such as Monero and Dash they don't come close to meeting the need to shred the P2P metadata and encrypt not just the message content.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralization is key to the future of any DLT. Distributed just means there are nodes on a network. We must have fully decentralized and even DAO governance of nation-states ultimately in the future. Power to the people. There is a group that call themselves the Elite and they are trying to bend the will of the people to themselves and to monitor our every move. David's work is impenetrable. I have worked on encryption projects in the past. FYI.
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 shreds the P2P metadata which is paramount. The cryptocurrency is built into the messaging system and is indistinguishable from the messages the network carries. The routes are precalculated in advance then not reused until many messages later. The network is truly private.
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? To truly transact business we need 100% privacy after proper IAM - Identity Access Management is in place to verify the user internally. The internet must be free of clandestine governments or corporations being allowed to surveil, control, and change the narrative of free speech for its users. USD cash is totally private right now. We need the digital equivalency of that. Privacy protects people's rights and freedoms. If the web is not 100% private it will discourage further use.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Encryption can be made to be quantum-proof as is David's work. There are other technologies that I am involved with as a developer that is quantum-proof as well. Polymorphic Key Encryption being one of them. The threat of quantum computing to both centralized and decentralized systems is great. Centralized being easier to hack. Both data at rest and data in motion solutions need to be addressed since it is estimated that Bitcoin blocks could be hacked quickly with Quantum Computing by 2025.


Good candidate for selection.

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