Orange III Node Application 12038248559, submitted on 10-01-2020

Respondent ID 12038248559
Application Date 10/01/2020 12:05:53 PM
Applicant City London
Applicant State/Province Surrey
Applicant Country England
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Legal organization name & structure PH Seven Interim Management
Node City London
Node Province Surrey
Node Country UK
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Tezos, Monero, Raven
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Performance monitoring tools
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? We are fully skilled to take this on
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. $0.15 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?` 50
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), Team members have experience of multi server hosting at Telecom house, London
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs CPU (Processor): Intel® CoreTM i9-10980XE Extreme Edition Processor - 18-Core 36-Threads 3.00GHz, 4.60 GHz Turbo – 24.75MB Cache; MSI GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti 11GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP, 4 Monitor Support (Single Card); 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4/3200mhz Quad Channel Memory (HyperX Fury w/Heat Spreader); 1TB (1x1TB) WD Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD - 2400MB/s Read & 1950MB/s Write (Single Drive)
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? XX represents a very intriguing protocol and keen to support it through it's Beta and into main net phase
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Reddit
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Quantum resistant cryptography
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not currently
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Consensus (NY), Crypto Compare Summit, CC Summit, WDAS (Singapore), Devcon (Japan)
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: Extensive experience within the team at managing a London based cryptocurrency network across moderated whatsapp channels, Meetup group management: Hosted some London blockchain/crypto meet ups
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. monthly twitter and whatsapp posts
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect the privacy of political speech, To promote quantum secure distributed systems, To earn xx coins, 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. Many existing blockchains will be placed under pressure from quantum computers within the next 7-10 years (give or take). The quantum resistant approach Chaum has taken gives XX a unique competitive advantage. I'm also keen to see how Rainbow signatures cope in the years to come.
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? The existing infrastructure supporting Web 2.0 was not build with privacy in mind. We have seen the plethora of data breaches, both by institutions and governments in recent years, and novel internet protocols with privacy in built by default are required to support 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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has my vote if the bandwidth met the minimum requirement… what is your bandwidth?

We have a datacenter with dedicated synchronous 100/100 mbps. Our home/office environment has 360mps download but only manages 30mbps upload. Is that an option?

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Page 3 and 4 of the https://xx.network/beta-node-handbook-v1.5.pdf detail the bandwidth requirements. 100/100 on each machine if separating the node and gateway or 200/150 if both on one machine.
HW spec looks great and the rest of the application too.:+1:

if you host the listed HW in the datacenter i give you my vote… are you willing to do that?

Yes makes most sense. We’re good with that.

ok with that you have my vote :slight_smile:

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Has my vote too contingent on using the data centre

Our Data Centre is located in Milton Keynes, UK and operated by Fluent https://www.fluent.ltd.uk/

Some heavy HW…nice! Voted yes.

Great application. Has my vote.