Orange IV Node Application 12045165734

Respondent ID 12045165734
End Date 10/04/2020 7:19:57 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Warsaw
Country Poland
What languages do you speak? English, Russian, Ukrainian, Norwegian, Polish
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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 Warsaw
Node State/Province
Node Country Poland
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): HOPR, IDENA, DESMOS, CODA
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? fair reward, project paying all deserved credits to their node runners
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? spending too much time troubleshooting errors, when node doesn't run; unfair reward system
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
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. 0.14 USD 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?` 100
In what type of environment would this server be located? Google cloud
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it.
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? As part of my main job
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications? google cloud instance
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? Interested in gaining experience of running a node, want to earn money
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Promise of becoming a major alternative for current crypto currencies.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? HOPR, IDENA, DESMOS, CODA, FLOW
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? DFINITY
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:
  • Forum management for Bitcointalk: Previously was making posts for different projects, and answering questions in the thread
As part of growing the xx network community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an xx network BetaNet node? How much content on a monthly basis? Several articles per month
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? Yes
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network
  • To earn xx coins
  • To contribute to a promising project
  • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
  • To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy
  • To reverse the political centralization of legal, police, and military organizations which favor the wealthy and powerful
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks don't have a singe person to make a decision. This is what I prefer.
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 offers all the main key features of decentralized, protected, easy to use crypto network. It it manage to exceed all current major crypto currencies with all the flaws they have, it will be a game changer even for people who is not involved in crypto and don't believe it is something revolutionizing.
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? Nobody want's their data to be leaked and misused, that is why privacy is a major concern for any project who is aiming to lead the market.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers by their nature can have a big impact on how information is encrypted and transmitted around the internet. So we need to do more research and rethink our security measures.
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Just so you’re aware of the specs. They can be found on page 3-4 of Beta Node Handbook

If you’re not going to use a GPU it might get expensive. We expect between now and MainNet nodes without a GPU will require a CPU with at least 40+ threads. In the long run we calculate it will be less expensive to build a GPU node.


More details please.

Please provide specs of the GC instance you will employ.


T4 is interesting green solution

FYI: The option to “Enable Virtual Workstation (NVIDIA GRID)” has proven to be problematic and is not supported.