Violet Node Application 11645911611, submitted on 05-28-2020

Respondent ID 11645911611
Application Date 05/28/2020 4:27:42 PM
Applicant City Berlin
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Germany
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Berlin
Node Province
Node Country Germany
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? Nucupher
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? 75
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.12 cent \ 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?` 73
Connection speed 3000Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? University / Academic Institution
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? We have a data center at our university
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 1TB SSD
Why do you want to be a node? I really believe in the xx network.I see David in Berlin last year at W3.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
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? I like the end-to-end encryption, the shredding of the P2P metadata, and that the cryptocurrency is sent as messages in the system
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Hedera Hashgraph, Nucupher node
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? W3 in Berlin, Consensus 2018-19
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. No
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? Decentralization is key to the future of any DLT. In a distributed network nodes execute preassigned tasks with no decision power, in a decentralized network nodes contribute with their own independent decisions so that the network operation is the result of the overall actions of the ecosystem of nodes. I
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. It shreds the P2P metadata which is paramount. The cryptocurrency is built into the messaging system and is indistinguishable from the messages the network carries. The routes are precalculated in advance then not reused until many messages later. The network is truly private.
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? I don't want to live in a world where the privacy is not important anymore. People do not realize that privacy is what makes people who they are. If you oversee everything people do they will stop living.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Encryption can be made to be quantum-proof as is David's work
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Good applicant.