Orange IV Node Application 12080305263

Respondent ID 12080305263
End Date 10/15/2020 3:40:53 PM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Berlin
State/Province Regierungsbezirk Berlin
Country Germany
What languages do you speak? English, Deutsch
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Professional degree beyond bachelor’s degree (for example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Berlin
Node State/Province Regierungsbezirk Berlin
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • DASH
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? More visibility on node performance
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? none, time to sleep, if only :)
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? 300
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 96
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. USD 0.185/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? Personal Home
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Vodafone
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? AMD Ryzen 7 2700, AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 56 8Gb, DDR4 128, 1 TB 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? I know several people who are also node operators. I like doing this
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Facebook
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The scalability and use-cases. privacy
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? NuCypher
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no
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 / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): yes
  • Other: facebook, linkedin
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? medium review of on-going node operational process
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 contribute to a promising project
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? In a centralized system, control is exerted by just one entity. In a decentralized system, there is no single controlling entity.
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. quantum resistance. The privacy aspect of the proposition I cannot distinguish given what I know, between what xx has to offer and what a number of the other leading privacy coins have to offer..
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? to vote and to express ourselves is dwindling more and more every day, not just due to pervasive government control but also and equally importantly, corporate and particularly highly centralised corporate control.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? they will be able to entirely compromise and undermine all existing cryptography based platforms rending then entirely worthless.

Looks good, strong answers. Got my vote :+1:

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.

Specs can be found on page 3-4 of Beta Node Handbook

Has my vote as well.

Thanks for the tip, I’ll update the RTX 2080 Ti GPU in that case

Thank you

Has my vote.

looks fine and strong

Application looks good got my vote

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