Orange IV Node Application 12052842138

Respondent ID 12052842138
End Date 10/06/2020 4:39:54 PM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Moscow
State/Province Moscow
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? English, Russian
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Helsinki
Node State/Province
Node Country Finland
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Hashgard, HOPR, Sentinel etc
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. not applicable (dedicated server with Hetzner)
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? Datacenter
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? CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa-Core Simultaneous Multithreading RAM 64 GB DDR4 DRIVES 2x 512 GB NVMe SSD software-RAID 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:
Why do you want to be a node? truly love the idea behind the XX network
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? 1) XX Network is one of a few projects that is focused on metadata problem 2) The top-notch team that is capable to implement and scale project
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Mina (Coda) project, HOPR project, ICODrops Tech
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Blockchain Conference Moscow
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:
  • Other: Managed communities for Crypterium project
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? 5-10 hours
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 protect the privacy of political speech
  • To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
  • To earn xx coins
  • To contribute to a promising project
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made. Distributed refers to differences of location.
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 is implementing blockchain technology and encryption which obscures metadata to offer a truly private, decentralized messaging and payment platform. How it differs from other blockchain solutions: xx network is the first blockchain capable of simultaneously achieve decentralization, speed, privacy, all with quantum-secure technology.
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? Privacy by Default should be promoted as a default setting of every new "future internet service" and should be built into systems from the design stage as it helps to decrease the capabilities of internet surveillance from tech giants & governments
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers can potentially crack modern cryptographic algorithms - that's a risk for almost every decentralized\ centralized system

Can you have a dedicated graphic card 2070 or more ?

Hetzner does not offer GPU dedis. Applicant does not have my vote, unless he is able to run the node at home or colocate a server that meets the requirements.