Violet Node Application 11643761334, submitted on 05-28-2020

Respondent ID 11643761334
Application Date 05/28/2020 6:08:56 AM
Applicant City Gainesville
Applicant State/Province Georgia
Applicant Country USA
What is your occupation? Cryptohobbyist, Construction Inspector
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 Cumming
Node Province GA
Node Country United States
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? Fewer Forks, Better Security
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. $0.14/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?` 69
Connection speed 40Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Commercial Office Space
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)? No
Why do you want to be a node? I would like to participate in the growth of the xx network. I can offer a laymans perspective but I have an engineering degree and 20 years business experience, and 7 years hobbyist in the Cryptospace.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Bitcointalk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Privacy, privacy privacy, quantum resistance
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? none
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: Instructional video content: none, Group messaging curation: none, Forum management for Bitcointalk: none, Forum management for Reddit: none, Forum management for Discord: none, Other forum management: none, Meetup group management: none, Community Management Other: none
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. 1 or 2 vids
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 promote quantum secure distributed systems, To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project, To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies, 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? Centralization is like oxygen. You need a little, but too much will kill you. Same with government.
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? Privacy is missing in bitcoin, and it should have been in the base protocol from the start.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I believe state actors will use quantum computers to manipulate existing crypto networks and undermining their value. This will be the first attack, long before actual keys are hacked.

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

This is my application. I would commit the resources in full to upgrade equipment and connection. I didnt want to misrepresent my current equipment but I would have no problem with the minimum requirements.