Orange III Node Application 12002317070, submitted on 09-21-2020

Respondent ID 12002317070
Application Date 09/21/2020 3:27:01 PM
Applicant City Kyiv
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Ukraine
What is your occupation? crypto enthusiast/investor with solid technical skills
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 Kyiv
Node Province
Node Country Ukraine
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? BlockCollider, Idena, NuCypher, Dfinance
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Efficient diskspace usage, сpu sparing operating mode, better stability of node
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Lack of information about project
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.06$
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
In what type of environment would this server be located? Other (please specify), preferably VDS but could run at home too(need to upgrade my PC)
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
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: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, 16 GB DDR4, GeForce GTX 1060, 256 GB SSD
Why do you want to be a node? The project looks like solving actual problems for cryptoworld and probably would have upside in the coin price, so I can't miss this opportunity to take part in the project and maybe earn some good reward for it.
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? Honestly speaking the first one of course it is reward but as you can see in the list of projects where I have participated it was not an ordinary projects. Each of them are solving unique problems in blockchain field and your project do as well solving privacy issues and potential quantum vulnerabilities.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? NuCypher, BlockCollider
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Kyiv Blocchain Forum
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: translated Aergo white paper
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. could tranlate but not too much
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? 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 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? In decentralized networks decisions are made by whole community, in distributed - by one person or limited group
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. I do not see any sense of copy/pasting whitepaper statements here ;)
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? I think our fundamental right for privacy is violated all around the world and it would be cool if people eventually had ability to use this right.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? As far as I know quantum computers will able to decrypt current system of encryption in reasonable time, so it is a problem for all cryptography and where it is used, no matter it is centralized or decentralized systems.
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I voted already yes, but please upgrade your GPU to the minimum requirement (RTX 2070)

My ISP is O3 but I am still considering to use VPS(like HostKey, Selectel, CherryServers or maybe I will find out a better one).

Please confirm upgrade of GPU.

Guys, I will upgrade my PC but currently I prefer to use VDS because I have some doubts about my internet stability. Could you please tell me if it is possible to use two GeForce GTX 1080Ti instead of one RTX 2070 on VDS? There is a limited choice of VDS’s with RTX2070 or higher on the market.

Then you have my vote.