Violet Node Application 11643452857, submitted on 05-30-2020

Respondent ID 11643452857
Application Date 05/30/2020 3:30:46 AM
Applicant City Arenzano
Applicant State/Province Ge
Applicant Country Italy
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Arenzano
Node Province Ge
Node Country Italy
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? IOTA
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Better relieability between major update
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Local bandwidth limit, still investigating for a possible hw relocation
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0,027 ā‚¬/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?` 35
Connection speed 30Mbps
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 Partially, already own a Zotac RTX 2070 mini and a ASRock B450 Pro4 mobo
Why do you want to be a node? It's a way for getting actively involved, learning and communicating in the process. Also for the node reward as a form of long term investment
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The ability of solving the blockchain trilemma
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes, mainly IOTA based project and their online community
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes! I'v addended both to inland and international blockchain conferences like Crypto Coinference,Blockchain & Crypto values Conference, CCC, SingularityU, Malta Blockchain Summit,
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: from time to time I do educative/learning private videos about trading strategies, Group messaging curation: very active on some trading channell, Forum management for Bitcointalk: was very active in the past (2013/2014) on bitcoitalk about modding mining hw, Forum management for Discord: very active on some trading channell
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. For start a couple of blog posts or a video
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 help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, To contribute to a promising project
Other Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Mainly differences are that distributed networks are usually more difficult to build up and maintain but can scale better, there is no disparity of data between client and nodes and are the natural step for a future where machines need to perform autonomous processing
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.
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 some context privacy is important even if you have nothing to hide For example privacy promotes free speech and the ability to let information pass throught potential filters imposed over citizens
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

Worthy candidate, but would you be able to upgrade your connection speed to meet the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements?

It took me a bit of time but I managed to find a location in my city with a >100Mbit fiber connection in upload, Iā€™m really happy with that since it was the major bottleneck from my side :slight_smile: