Violet Node Application 11651432689, submitted on 05-30-2020

Respondent ID 11651432689
Application Date 05/30/2020 1:56:21 PM
Applicant City Minsk
Applicant State/Province Minsk
Applicant Country Belarus
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? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Minsk
Node Province Minsk
Node Country Belarus
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? stability, fast sync time, resource utilization
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. 0.085 USD/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?` 100
Connection speed 200Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? I used hetzner, google cloud, scaleway, vultr for deploying crypto POS nodes.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs Ryzen 5 3600x, Nvidia GTX 1080, 16GB RAM, 500GB nvme ssd. If needed, I can replace any hardware within three days.
Why do you want to be a node? Over the past half year, I spent a lot of time participating in testing various blockchain projects as a node operator. It fascinated me a lot and I want to develop myself in this direction, and I think Elixxir is a good opportunity for me. Also, I invested in xx network in ico stage and want to be usefull to the project in some way.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Privacy, speed, security
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? harmony, matic
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no
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. twitter activity, helping in community group sometimes
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? No
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? 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
Other Reasons
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
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Potentially interesting though somewhat incomplete application. Would you be able to upgrade your hardware to meet the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements?

I can easily upgrade hardware if necessary.

Please answer the last 4 items. Those are somewhat important to this whole process.