Orange II Node Application 11898588730, submitted on 08-13-2020

Respondent ID 11898588730
Application Date 08/13/2020 1:52:59 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Kyiv
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? Russian, Ukrainian, English
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City
Node Province
Node Country Finland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? NKN, Nuls, Shipchain, Oasis, Pocket, Witnet, Matic, Solana, Certik, Coda, Desmos, Bitsong, Regen.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? The auto-upgrade function shall be made as smooth and easy as possible for node operators. The failover (proxy to proxy) automatic function shall be implemented, this is usually thrown out to the community, and usually never resolved.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? No issues
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. hard to evaluate, economics changing now
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 10
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), Extended experience with well known datacenters, DO, Vultr, OVH, Hetzner, AWZ, Google.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs AMD Ryzen 3600, 64-128 Gb, 1+ Tb NVMe SSD and GPU (1080Ti) whenever needed and applciable.
Why do you want to be a node? I'm participating in various testnets with the aim to get acquainted with the nodes, code, processes, and then being part of mainnet with the votes from Foundation. Of course with incentives during the test as well. This works perfectly and gives mutual benefit to both parties - developers have strong root node operators, operators have their interest to be part of the initial community.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? as mentioned above - this is interesting project with interesting CEO and pipeline, looking forward to the development :)
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? many others, indicated above, mainly cosmos and polkadot based, but also some other interesting developments, like Solana.
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. 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 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? well, too general question, distributed doesn't mean decentralized, as it may be centrally controlled, there shall be the balance between anarchy and control, in the test and very beginning of the project the centralization is a must, but the road shall lead to the full independency of operators based on stable code able to function in any enemy environment.
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? yes.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? too phylosophic question, yes, the quantum calculation will change the whole world.

GPU does not fit the minimum requirements… Can you replace it with a RTX 2070?

If you can meet the equipment requirements, you have my vote.