Orange IV Node Application 12045251878

Respondent ID 12045251878
End Date 10/04/2020 8:12:51 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Bucha
State/Province Kyiv region
Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? English, Russian, Ukrainian
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
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? Individual
Node City Bucha
Node State/Province Kyiv region
Node Country Ukraine
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Hopr, Flow, Cosa, Desmos
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Increase transaction speed
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? High hardware requirements
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. 0.07 kw/h
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 49
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications? Ryzen 3600x, RX580 8GB, 32GB, 1TB SSD
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? To support decentralization. To be a part of the network.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Coindesk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? To be a part of the project.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Hopr, Coda, Desmos
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Virtual conferences
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? How much content on a monthly basis? Can write posts, share them. Distribute any news about the project.
    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
    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?
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    Feel free to do it or not, but would be nice to have the additional questions answered.

    I haven’t found a way to edit my original post, so I’m pasting my answers here:

    1. If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

    https://best.net.ua/

    1. 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:

    No

    1. 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 central hub which could be controlled by one person or an organization. If this hub goes offline, it affects the whole network. The network can selfrestore by selecting other nodes instead of failed ones. A distributed network is just a network which spans across multiple locations.
    I’m trying to be a peer in a decentralized network. A full node.

    1. 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.

    XX network offers great scalability, low latency, fault tolarance, security, decentralization.

    1. 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 Internet has always been a more secure place than a real life. And it will be like that no matter what efforts governments apply, trying to control every person online.

    1. In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

    Due to a potentially huge compute power, quantum computers could be used to brute force passwords and other security keys. This could lead to security issues.

    1. 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:

    Extra 32GB RAM

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    Turing GPU Requirement
    The xx network BetaNet requires a Nvidia Turing GPU due to upgrades to the microarchitecture of the shaders granting an order of magnitude increase in performance for the specific workloads used. The mul units have been increased to 32 bits, which greatly increases the speed of the modular exponentiation and modular multiplication which are some of the core cryptographic operations of the cMix protocol.

    See the Beta Node Handbook page 3-4 for specs.

    I’m planning to get the required GPU till the end of the month.

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    Has my vote.

    Good app. I say yes.

    The node has been upgraded to Ryzen 3900x and RTX 3070