Violet Node Application 11643871053, submitted on 05-28-2020

Respondent ID 11643871053
Application Date 05/28/2020 7:01:18 AM
Applicant City Vilnius
Applicant State/Province N/A
Applicant Country Lithuania
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Toronto
Node Province n/a
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? 100% support for binary installs (not only dockerized)
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Easier (less downtime) upgrades
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? Out of the box prometheus stats for easier possible problem monitoring
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running.
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` GPU might be a bottleneck - especially if multipl remote GPU can't be attached.
Connection speed
In what type of environment would this server be located? 61
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Datacenter
Why do you want to be a node? Yes I do. Its not 2000 year anymore. Provisioning hardware servers is easy. Initial install is done using KVM/Webui and such. Later- when deploying some project/node/validator - I use automation tools like ansible - for easier testnet/mainnet installs. Especialy when in need of running more than 1 node. I am running 30+ hardware servers in different datacenters
How did you originally hear about the xx network? No
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities? google surfing - it was long ago - can't clearly remmeber.
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? No
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? huglester
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? huglester
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: huglester, Group messaging curation:, Forum management for Bitcointalk:, Forum management for Discord: I personally work in web development industry also. And I see how social marketing companies do "sell" our personal data. I really hope that XX can solve this "privacy" problem. Its been here for a long time - time to change this. , Other forum management: CELO, Solana - I am mostly active on telegram/discord., Meetup group management: No
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? I could help someone write node setup tutorial - or fix it. I have lots of experience in this. Also saw so many tutorials missing some few steps or so., No, To protect the privacy of political speech
Other Reasons To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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. To earn xx coins
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 help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? To contribute to a promising project

Applicant seems to have good expertise, but the application form seems to have been filled in somewhat carelessly (answers to last questions). You may want to defend it further here!

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