Orange III Node Application 11985395440, submitted on 09-14-2020

Respondent ID 11985395440
Application Date 09/14/2020 5:28:33 AM
Applicant City Moscow
Applicant State/Province Moscow
Applicant Country Russia
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? None (Self-Taught)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Veles
Node Province Veles
Node Country North Macedonia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), ZEC,ZEN,TON,DOT,NEAR
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Not tested xx nodes, can't answer atm
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing
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. 0.0785 euros per 1 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?` 50
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), 3+ years experience with deploying crypto related services. From bitcoin full node, mining pools to hogh-performance validators (like TON, NEAR) with servers stats and alert with my personal bots.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs atm I've few servers, but all of them are w/o gpu, if gpu is a mandatory, I can upgrade. Best one is on AMD Ryzen9 3900x with 64gb ram and 540k+ iops nvme
Do you have hardware you would like to use but does not meet the stated BetaNet node specs? If so, please provide specs on that hardware below: I've different servers and vps's, so it depends on current node and network load and can be adjust easilly.
Why do you want to be a node? Crypto is my passion and I'm a full-time node operator atm already, so want to increase my experience and support new projects.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I want to deep in new projects to know them better, so can't make a clear asnwer atm
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Nodes - TON, NEAR, CODA, STAFI, PHALA, DFINANCE,SENT
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: Community Management Other: No, I'm personally more techincal.
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. I can create some readme about nodes, server stats, alerts and other useful things for nodes. But not much.
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I'm a full-time all-in crypto passinate.
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 for sure, as a human right.
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? It's a human right to keep his personal information save and outside mega corps.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? They are not a threat, there will always be more advanced encryption technologies when new technologies appear, so they only encourage the development of cryptographic encryption.

If you upgrade one of your servers to a RTX 2070 GPU you have my ok…

I’m confused, is this for an individual or a network team?

is it matter? atm I’m the only who work on xx.

My final HW setup for XX network is:
CPU: Ryzen 9 3900
RAM: 64GB DDR4 3600Mhz
NVME: 1TB AORUS NVMe Pci-e 4.0 750k/700k Random R/W IOPS
GPU: Palit RTX 2070 Super

Server is ready and will be installed to it’s final location in a next few days.

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Node is finally online, co-located in small data-center in Moscow, in the heart of Russian internet - Kurchatov Institute, directly on MSK-IX.

Did you deploy the graphics card now? I’m asking, because your stats are not very good right now and suggest that your server either runs without a GPU or that there is something wrong with your configuration.

server is with 2070 super, there were issue with drivers, fixed already.