Violet Node Application 11642603063, submitted on 05-27-2020

Respondent ID 11642603063
Application Date 05/27/2020 8:14:49 PM
Applicant City Seattle
Applicant State/Province WA
Applicant Country USA
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? 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 Seattle
Node Province WA
Node Country USA
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? Not related to the network itself but as a nodes runner operator/customer I would love to see the xx nodes be managed through some portal like
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? There is really nothing preventing me run operating an xx network node.
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. $10/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?` 8
Connection speed 200Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? I have managed IoT labs for in the IoT department to monitor develop our OTA (Over The Air) service.
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 firmly believe decentralized and ungoverned networks as a layer for currency is the future and being part of it cannot excite me more
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Reading about Quantum computer's state of the art
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? It's quantum secure, and having David Chaum leading this network development gives me confidence for it's success
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. Planning to start a youtube channel about cryptocurrencies
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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A distributed network still has a central control unit making the decision orchestration with the information at hand, in a decentralized network all nodes makes decision while still agnostic of its environment. I sit in the decentralized world.
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. The most obvious reason is the Quantum Secure component this network will have which Blockchain might take years to catch up and at that point the community will be focused in this network
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?

Application worth considering.

Strong candidate :+1:

This is my application. Incredibly honored and excited to possibly contribute to this community which I firmly believe will be a significant pillar for a sustainable and decentralized world. Nothing excites me more than being part of the building blocks that encompass technology.

If you have any question please reach out to my email, more than happy to chat.

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