Violet Node Application 11650805426, submitted on 05-30-2020

Respondent ID 11650805426
Application Date 05/30/2020 7:38:55 AM
Applicant City Zagreb
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Croatia
What is your occupation? mechanical engineer
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Zagreb
Node Province Zagreb
Node Country Croatia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? nyzo, solana
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
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? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.15$/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?` 4
Connection speed 400Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
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 want to be involved in what I believe is a very perspective project
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Discord, Bitcointalk, word of mouth - i can't remember the first source
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? crypto, privacy
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Nyzo, solana
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? none unfortunately
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: Community Management Other: moderating communities of proof of work coins back in 2018.-2019.
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 earn xx coins, To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, To contribute to a promising project, 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? I think distributed network can be centralized, decentralized networks are subset of distributed networks. I believe decentralization is what's critically needed in crypto(and in general)
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, sample voting governance, quantum resistant BFT
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 the world as it is today, people forgot what privacy is about. Not having any privacy is more normal then having no choice but privacy. Privacy by Default offers a solution for those who care about privacy
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I believe it's a threat for all the encryption systems, centralized and decentralized. All the information that are protected this way as most of the cryptographic methods are based on mathematical problems that are hard to solve

Worth considering application.