Orange III Node Application 12002410457, submitted on 09-19-2020

Respondent ID 12002410457
Application Date 09/19/2020 11:12:25 AM
Applicant City Moscow
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Russia
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Frankfurt
Node Province
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? nkn
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?
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. Я не знаю
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), ansible/terraform
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
Specs
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? Я заинтересован в поднятии ноды потому что мне это интересно с технической точки зрения
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? communication, interesting project, technology
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? nkn, dfinance and 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
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect the privacy of political speech, To earn xx coins
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? частный случай распределенной сети с дополнительными ограничениями: одноранговость узлов и каждый узел является местным центром, который влияет лишь на самого себя
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
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Cool applicant! :+1:

spec:
AX51 at Hetzner server, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, 64 Gb DDR4 ECC, 2 x 8 Tb SATA HDD

I don’t think we can approve this application until it is confirmed that all hardware requirements are met, especially the CPU/GPU specs. It does not make sense to allow off-spec nodes to join the network when the forthcoming updates https://forum.xx.network/t/4k-prime-update/2586 are expected to wipe them out.
Also we have to make sure that the node is not run from a (Hetzner) DC, as we have already identified a large concentration of nodes in DC’s which conflicts with the decentralized nature of the network.
Don’t get me wrong: I really hope and invite you to join the network, we just need to be sure the requirements are fulfilled.

My vote!

I fully agree with you, there are a lot of nodes in hetzner, so I can offer to place my own in another place in Helsinki with these characteristics

Ryzen 7 2700x with 32 GB RAM d 1 tb ssd nvme drives, potentially could add GPU from nvidia 20xx series.

Great! I vote!

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I support, you can give more answers?

OK. Good luck!

What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
Security, speed.

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.
It goes beyond a secure private cryptocurrency.

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?
Almost everything is centralized and under government or corp. control we need change it.

In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
It can crack encrypted data,
I think this Protocol will improve our privacy

Glad to hear that, because 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 confirm that you would run a node with the required GPU? I’d consider that a necessary requirement to be preselected.

Sure, On this site you can see that they have gpu servers.
https://www.hostkey.ru/ or https://selectel.ru/services/dedicated/gpu/

I see nice, even Turing GPUs meeting the specs requirements!

Has responded well to questions and seems to have meet all requirements. Has my vote.

Has my vote.