Violet Node Application 11651818638, submitted on 05-30-2020

Respondent ID 11651818638
Application Date 05/30/2020 10:23:38 PM
Applicant City Santo Domingo
Applicant State/Province Distrito Nacional
Applicant Country Dominican Republic
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Santo Domingo
Node Province Distrito Nacional
Node Country Dominican Republic
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Keeping within the framework of xx’s egalitarian ethos the network would probably benefit by streamlining governance.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Obviously, the selection process, however, the continuance of public interest in the project as to ensure the life of the same is key, realizing that being an operator is a big commitment of both time and resources.
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. $0.060/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? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Worked as IT consultant migrating localized legacy infrastructures to cloud datacenter hosted environments.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?
Specs Would Rather have together a node hardware setup congruent with MainNet requirements and based on collective recommendations
Why do you want to be a node? I have followed this project since inception and I believe that from its very start the focus is the establishment of a true decentralized governance network. I believe in the expertise of the professionals who birthed the idea and are fully committed to its growth and how this is being done in the true ethos of equality. I feel very comfortable committing my time and resources into the network — I am fully persuaded that this is a unique project true to the spirit of what blockchain technology should represent, and for this I can say being a node operator will not be a waste of time. I am also extremely excited at the prospect of being involved in the growth of the “XX Network”, to know that I was part of such a beginning creates a sense of joy and pride that will surely last for a long time to come. To be selected as a node operator would be a great privilege, one in which I pledge to contribute and exercise my acumen in an utmost manner with conviction and faith.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? xx collective
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The promise of equality
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? ZCASH, BAT, IOST, XVG......
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Virtual conferences, Crypterium, Privacy and Blockchain
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. 10 to 20 hours on updates, development and project promotion
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 protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations, 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, 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 To promote an egalitarian system for all
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? When I evaluate decentralization I envision equality for all an environment where all benefit and are raised the same way and with the same tide. On the other hand distributed, simply enables things to be the same: “the all to the few and the few to the many” it is time for change.
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. As mentioned earlier, equality and privacy are paramount, the right of human beings. I believe the xx network is the physical image, homology or the embodiment, as it relates to other blockchain solutions, of decentralization, privacy and fairness.
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? Privacy is an individual’s intrinsic right, a human right homogeneous to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At present, the obfuscation of an individual’s right to privacy is nowhere faster corroding and eradicating than the Internet. Sad... the opportunity to a new world in which these types of values should flourish is the very sphere where they are being decimated.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I believe that the development of quantum computing will be on-par with the technological advancement of blockchain solutions, being that as deciphering abilities improve so will those of encryption — Much more of a difficult polemic in centralized systems.

Application worth considering.

A good candidate.