Orange IV Node Application 12080707342

Respondent ID 12080707342
End Date 10/15/2020 6:45:46 PM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Bratislava
State/Province Bratislavský kraj
Country Slovakia
What languages do you speak? English, Slovak
What is your occupation? Software Development
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? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Bratislava
Node State/Province Bratislavský kraj
Node Country Slovakia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Speed and power efficiency
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 10
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? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.15 EUR/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
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Slovak Telekom
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. N/A
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Running web servers
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications? AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, 32 GB RAM, 10TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
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 decentralized secure messaging, payments and dApps
How did you originally hear about the xx network? David Chaum's talk at Web Summit 2019
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Building functional, valuable, fast, secure dApps
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Blockwalks 2019
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:
  • Meetup group management: yes
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? tutorials on integrations and building dApps
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 private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
  • To promote quantum secure distributed systems
  • To earn xx coins
  • To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
  • 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed means shared but may or may not have a central decision points. Decentralized do not have a central decision point. Where I sit depends on application, for currency on decentralized part.
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. Faster, more secure, privacy build in
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 enable the data controller full control over their private data, without surveillance or permission needed.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers can break most cryptographic algorithms several orders of magnitude faster than conventional. It is not easy to change algorithm in decentralized system. Centralized systems can react and change algorithm faster but there are other risks.

Please have a look at the requirements (Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements).
Your bandwidth and GPU do not seem to meet the requirements.
If you can upgrade, you have my support.
Good luck!

Also, you need 1TB NVME

You also have to update your GPU.