Violet Node Application 11651801170, submitted on 05-30-2020

Respondent ID 11651801170
Application Date 05/30/2020 7:59:09 PM
Applicant City North London
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country UK
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? 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 London
Node Province
Node Country UK
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? Greater stability, fewer bugs, better updates.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None that are apparent, I'm ready to go!
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. 14.5p or 18c 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?` 100
Connection speed 10000Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Although I do have such experience for other projects, this will not be relevant because I plan to deploy personal hardware from home for the xx network.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 w/32 Gb RAM, Graphics Card & SSD Storage would receive an upgrade if I were accepted.
Why do you want to be a node? Being part of the cutting edge in privacy and blockchain technology is something that is very exciting to me. I would love to contribute to the evolution of the field by running an efficient node for the xx network.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Independent research
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? All the projects I have been involved in were about pushing the envelope with respect to preserving privacy and empowering the individual. My interest in the xx network is centered around that same passion. I believe the evolution of the space will come from this network.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I'm usually the quiet observer in all communities I am involved in.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? European Blockchain Convention in Barcelona 2 years ago CoinGeek Conference in London earlier this year
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? No
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 earn xx coins, To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, 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, To reverse the political centralization of legal, police, and military organizations which favor the wealthy and powerful
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. To the best of my knowledge, the xx network platform will offer greater privacy and greater security than possibly any other blockchain solution currently available.
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? One of the reasons I never touched the Z-cash blockchain was because it was opt-in privacy. Opt-in cannot work because then it becomes too easy to discriminate among users as the anonymity set decreases. Only a privacy by default network can provide the privacy required to protect the network from analysis.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

Worth considering application.

Potential applicant.

Good application. Got my support :+1:

Hello fellows, I am the applicant here.

Correction: My connection speed is actually 100-200 Mbps, not 10Gbps (I wish)

May I ask what is the average bandwidth usage we can expect on a monthly basis?

Not sure about that. @benger mentioned a few weeks ago that bandwidth utilization during early betanet would probably vary between 3% and 20%, increasing without exceeding 95% SLA later on. I don’t know how continuous data flow will be.

Great, thank you. I’m excited for the network to go live. :smiley: