Orange II Node Application 11883779536, submitted on 08-08-2020

Respondent ID 11883779536
Application Date 08/08/2020 5:15:52 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Moscow
Applicant State/Province Moscow
Applicant Country Russia
What languages do you speak? English, Russian
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Berlin
Node Province
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Nucypher, Stafi, Coda, Near, Harmony, Elrond, AVA
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I'v already see, that you give full instructions and great communicate with community via discord and e-mail.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? There are no problems now
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. Don't know exactly
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 48
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 600 Mbit/s
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 600 Mbit/s
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 be part of a strong team that can solve any problem in an extremely fast-paced environment like blockchain. I liked Your project and your team, so I'm looking forward to getting started.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? blockchain future
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)? Near protocol the most at the moment
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. Yes (how much content on a monthly basis?)
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? I can translate guides and articles on Russian
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? Yes, To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations, To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project
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. In a decentralized world, there can be much more security and trustworthiness, because the information is open and supported by many participants.
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? A private messenger with its own cryptocurrency is not a new idea, but at the moment no one has implemented it. So I hope You will succeed!
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Because from constant surveillance even from gadgets you start to go crazy)

You might have to upgrade your bandwidth.

100-250Mbits min. is suggested. 600 is fine.

are you aware of the hardware requirements to run a node and a gateway? Please let us know what HW you will aquire to run a node.