Violet Node Application 11651419492, submitted on 05-30-2020

Respondent ID 11651419492
Application Date 05/30/2020 1:38:15 PM
Applicant City Paphos
Applicant State/Province Paphos
Applicant Country Cyprus
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Paphos
Node Province Paphos
Node Country Cyprus
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? Scalable BFT
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? No setback
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. 22.36 euro cents per 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?` 65
Connection speed 10Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Some nodes that I run are on server racks, I can setup almost everything :)
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs Intel Core i9-9980HK CPU, 32GB RAM, 1024GB SSD
Why do you want to be a node? True believer of decentralization. To support the security of the network. To support democratic participation
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Twitter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Cryptography, security, consensus algorithm
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Ethereum, Solidity Developer, Web Services
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Decentralized 2019,
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. Technical Slides, Tech Documentation, Medium articles - 2 times per month
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 promote quantum secure distributed systems, To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project, To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
Other Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized = no central authority Distributed = has to do with location
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 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? Promote a new paradigm shift where ownership of data is shifted to the data owner not some centralized service
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Current cryptographic systems could suffer an attack from quantum computers.
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You could be a worthy betanode runner, would you be able to upgrade your hardware and connection speed to meet the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements?