Orange III Node Application 12013348681, submitted on 09-23-2020

Respondent ID 12013348681
Application Date 09/23/2020 10:02:32 AM
Applicant City Kyiv
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Ukraine
What is your occupation? Finance manager / ERP system developer
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
Node City Kyiv
Node Province Kyiv
Node Country Ukraine
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? NKN, Horizen (ZEN), Idena, dFinance, Keep network, HORP.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I want to see clear guidelines for node running and clear information about possible rewards.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None
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 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?` 30
In what type of environment would this server be located? Other (please specify), At the begging I will start my node at Datacenter and then buy my own hardware and move it to Personal Home
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: I am planning to deploy node at Datacenter and use appropriate hardware
Why do you want to be a node? I want to actively participate in project, that I think may change the blockchain landscape
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I am interested because I think there is a huge problem of ETH blockchain congestion and there should develop some project that will solve the problem of fast and multi-transactional blockchain. I hope xx network will be this one
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Keep network, Idena
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: I have created a couple of memes for dHedge meme-contest
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 spend 10-20 hours a week for creating content.
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To contribute to a promising project, 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?
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?

Hi, Datacenter servers with RTX GPUs are quite expensive. Are you really willing to pay that cost?

Hello and thank for you message.
I am planning to buy hardware according to specification and meanwhile rent it in datacenter. Considering it won’t take me more then a couple of weeks (a month tops) I wont spend a fortune on the datacenter support.

Hi Lurizz , thanks for the information. I think “just from expirience” to keep you for the next batch. My personal view is to increase distribution and even you want to host it yourself you want to start in a datacenter. You can prevent that cost and just join later when you have the necessary connection and HW.

Thank for your suggestion, snapo84

Needs to meet HW requirements.

Hi everyone, a couple of community members mentioned that it is better to have HW on hand and I do agree with that.
I do not have it right now, as I do not require it for my other activities. That is why I want to first place my node in a datacentre (presumably Even though it may be a bit expensive to host in a datacentre, it will be even more expensive to buy HW and do not use it for anything.
When and if my application is successful I will buy HW and assemble it at home, I have unlimited 200 mbit/s connection, so it will have almost perfect up-time.

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Good response.