Violet Node Application 11646518300, submitted on 05-28-2020

Respondent ID 11646518300
Application Date 05/28/2020 8:40:28 PM
Applicant City Arad
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Romania
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? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City
Node Province
Node Country
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? When I first looked at the node requirements, I was shocked to see they were that intensive. Either way, I am also future proofing this for when the network goes live, and will go with something more powerful.
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. 60 Euro
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? I am a systems engineer, I deploy servers regularly for my employer.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, EVGA GeForce RTX 2080, 32GB DDR4, Samsung 970 PRO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe
Why do you want to be a node? I want to get more involved at a higher level where I actually provide real value in securing the network. I aim to provide real value for the community and hope to get more involved.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? JP Banks
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? What I most like about the project is that privacy is a primary focus of the project. Also, that David Chaum of xx is one of the fathers of digital cash.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I don't run a node full time yet but the plan was to run a node on Kusama before I came across this project. I've been deploying validators in google cloud for fun and testing the polkadot program to fully understand before I deployed my own coins onto it.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Not blockchain specific conference but AWS conference that had specific blockchain sessions and have been to many of those.
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: Comfortable making videos if needed.
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. Weekly twitter updates, VLOG monthly posts and bi-monthly medium articles on node operation activities. Possibly podcast as well.
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 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
Other Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized network is a network ran by many operators, distributed network is generally a fault tolerant system but with a few centralized operators. I heavily learn towards ultimate decentralization.
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. XX platform is a privacy first platform that is quantum resistant.
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 important because people should have the right to communicate freely without the ears of the government snooping in. - Personal autonomy -It creates a boundary from unwanted interference. -Governments spying on human right activists to black mail and keep them quiet. -Human data being sold should be opt in, not mined by social media networks.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers pose a major threat to all systems. A quantum computer can compromise your system within seconds.
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Worth considering application.