Violet Node Application 11642652637, submitted on 05-27-2020

Respondent ID 11642652637
Application Date 05/27/2020 7:58:34 PM
Applicant City London
Applicant State/Province London
Applicant Country United Kingdom
What is your occupation? fulltime community manager, part time software dev
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Aquastellar
Node City London
Node Province London
Node Country United Kingdom
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? simplify the process and complexity
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? complications of connection and technicalities
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. One kWh of energy costs about 21 pence
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 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)?
Specs CPU and GPU 750, 1050 etc
Why do you want to be a node? support living and community involvement
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? the growth and idea connecting with new potential network
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? ethereum
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? blockchain conferences on bitcoin and ethereum technology and community
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: Forum management for Discord: Yes, Meetup group management: Yes
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. 2-3 times
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? learnt to use both, example on ethereum will be quorum, or tokens some are decentralised but many are distributed, so 50/50
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. vision to grow is not similar to other blockchains
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? identity of individual is important to differentiate and remain intact
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? stability of power consumption and sustainability of system
1 Like

Interesting application, would you be ready to upgrade your hardware to meet the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements?

If the applicant can upgrade the hardware then it has my support.