Orange III Node Application 12024692625, submitted on 09-27-2020

Respondent ID 12024692625
Application Date 09/27/2020 3:26:28 PM
Applicant City Munich
Applicant State/Province Bayern
Applicant Country Germany
What is your occupation? Software Development
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 Nürnberg
Node Province Bayern
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Near, Witnet, Celer, Dock
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? To be more accessible to the community and not just professional node operators.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None I can think of at the moment.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. I have no idea about this. Why is it necessary? My server provider takes care of this together with additional blackout protection
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 40
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
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: No, but I can easily get a new server with the required GPU specification
Why do you want to be a node? I believe blockchain technologies are already disrupting many industries. The is the first time I hear about quantum secure hash-based cryptography. I want to be part of innovation.
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? As I said, quantum hash-based cryptography intrigues me. As a scientist in my daily life, curiosity is what drives me.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Near, Coda, Witnet
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No, but I've attended other conferences, like the last IFAC world congress, with a plenary talk about blockchain technologies.
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: Group messaging curation: I'm currently owner of the Nigerian Coda community, Community Management Other: Created and translated many NEAR protocol's guide into Italian.
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'm not sure, but I could be able to dedicate couple of hours per week
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To promote quantum secure distributed systems, To earn xx coins
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?

Hetzner hosting?

I’ve been using contabo and hetzner so far. Will this be a problem?

Is this 40 hours? I think I actually replied 8 hours/month.

The actually idea is to invest in this project. Not to hire a spot in a datacentre where it is mostly cpu.
Is it possible to buy a computer and place it in your house?

my only limitation here would be bandwidth…

Why bandwith? If you are planning to go to a datacenter, then the bandwith is no issue,right?

At home I have 200 Mbps down, and way less up. Sometimes it’s way slower than that. I think it wouldn’t be suitable to run a node right from my home.

Centralization. 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 could run a node with the required GPU? I’d consider that a necessary requirement to be selected.

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buying a new GPU-enabled server is not a problem though. Is there a pre-built server you can suggest?

Based on your location and the cost to run in a data center; Is there a reason you wont upgrade your home bandwidth and run from there?

Just as an update here. I’ve been successfully running my server from home since December.
Here is my dashboard: