Orange III Node Application 12002310483, submitted on 09-19-2020

Respondent ID 12002310483
Application Date 09/19/2020 10:15:40 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? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Helsinki
Node Province
Node Country Finland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ava testnet, KEEP network, Bluzelle, Matic testnet, Certik testnet, etc
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? at the moment I can not answer this question
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? nope
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. $0.218 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?` 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), Solana testnet in Hetzner datacentre
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs AMD Ryzen 7 3700x/64RAM/2*1024 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:
Why do you want to be a node? Just for blockchain adoption, and I have powerfull server
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Improving node install/support skills
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I am an active member of the Russian-speaking community on current projects such as Solana, Keep, Certik, etc.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? nope
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
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 reverse the political centralization of legal, police, and military organizations which favor the wealthy and powerful
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.
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? Ofc
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

i do not vote for this as there are enough Hetzner hosted servers…

I agree. I don’t think this application should be pre-selected.

Note that CPU-only nodes running in over-represented datacenters (such as Hetzner) are now being disabled and asked to make changes to continue operating, see here. Could you reconsider and confirm that you could rather run a node with the required GPU?

Solana requires GPU’s! Voted no.