Violet Node Application 11650914916, submitted on 05-30-2020

Respondent ID 11650914916
Application Date 05/30/2020 7:52:20 AM
Applicant City Velika Gorica
Applicant State/Province Zagrebacka
Applicant Country Croatia
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Hetzner
Node Province Germany
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? Node incentives, ease of deployment
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Hardware requirements, expertise needed
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 93
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0,18$/kW
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 12
Connection speed 90Mbps
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 help grow a promising project!
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Reddit
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? privacy, true peer to peer, high performance
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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 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? Single vs shared decision making. Direct Democracy
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 is a huge one. Scalability and quantum resistance!
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? It has to be default. If not the private transactions can be easily deducted from unprivate transactions (like in Zcash)
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I think the threat is great but for both types of systems.
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Your application could certainly be worth considering, would you be able to upgrade your connection speed to meet the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements?

Connection speed will not be an issue (I messed up the slider). It will surely be over 100mbit!



Thanks. And glad to see that your application was selected, congrats!

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