|Application Date||09/20/2020 4:25:53 AM|
|What is your occupation?||Translator|
|How many years experience in your field?||8-15|
|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|
|For which networks Have you ever operated a node?||Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), NKN|
|What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?||Full anonymity and energy savings|
|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.||0.1 USD/kWt|
|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?||Datacenter|
|Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?||Yes (please describe), I had experience of deploying nodes in data centers in Germany and the Netherlands using Ansible|
|Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)?||Yes (Please list specs)|
|Specs||AX51 at Hetzner server, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, 64 Gb DDR4 ECC, 2 x 8 Tb SATA HDD|
|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?||It would be great to have a new experience of participating in the strong project|
|How did you originally hear about the xx network?||Telegram|
|Which current xx network communities are you a member of?||Telegram|
|What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?||Non-standard approach to problem solving, ability to act more anonymous on the net|
|Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?||Icodrops|
|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 promote quantum secure distributed systems, To contribute to a promising project|
|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?||Since all services monitor us, privacy will be very much appreciated in the future|
|In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?|
Without a GPU you’re not meeting the minimum spec. If you can (pg 4 of https://xx.network/beta-node-handbook-v1.5.pdf) then I would be happy to support. If you can’t then unfortunately I cannot.
I realized my mistake about the GPU, I have a 2060 video card, but it doesn’t fit the minimum specifications, so I didn’t indicate my home computer at all and chose a data center. I ordered 2070 and next week I will have it.
The specification will be the following: Ryzen 7 2700X, 32 GB RAM RTX 2070 Super, 1 TB Samsung 970 Pro NVMe
Please fill in all the spaces and I will vote for you
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 individual nodes and the overall network response is an aggregate of the nodes’ responses, and on distributed networks, connected nodes provide a unified response based on consensus. I believe there are use cases for both types of networks. By design, the most robust networks are decentralized, and that’s where I sit on a personal level.
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?
- Many current blockchain solutions are not providing a high privacy level, which could be provided by the xx network protocol, which is really attractive feature for me personally. Among other benefits, there are also fast transaction speed and scalability.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
- Quantum computers will be a threat to the systems, which use asymmetric cryptographic algorithms, so quantum-safe algorithms will be needed for the secured network.
It’s good that you reconsidered, the GPU is necessary. And 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.
Oh, thank you for the information!
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
- Onlime (Rostelecom)
Very good responses. Has my vote.
Good responses has my vote.