Orange IV Node Application 12081780123

Respondent ID 12081780123
End Date 10/16/2020 5:59:41 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Saint-Peterburg
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? Russia, English
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? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Frankfurt am Main
Node State/Province
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
  • Other (please specify): Kava, Elrond, Stafi, Nym, Ren
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Easy setup and support
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? There is no such
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100MB
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100MB
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. 0.05 USD/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?` 40
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). DOMRU
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? Support, assembly and configuration of servers
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications? CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X, GPU: Nvidia 2080 Super, Memory: 32GB ECC, SSD: 1TB nvme
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: No
Why do you want to be a node? You have an interesting project in which I want to participate
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Newsletter
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? New technology of digital money
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
    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:
      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? No
      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 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? I like decentralized networks more, since they cannot be controlled by the power focusing on their needs.
      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? Now personal data is very difficult to protect from intruders, since all companies, shops, firms want to get it. We need to be much better about the security and privacy of our personal data
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Probably much more and faster computing power compared to current systems

      Can you put this custom computer with hardware requirement in this data center ?

      If you live at Saint Petersburg seem not your home in Germany no ?
      And ISP seem not match a German ISP ?
      It’s ISP where is located the node and not where you live hardware should be too for the node and not for your personnal computer.

      Thank you for explanation

      The server specifications are all correct.
      I just wanted to note that the hardware will be located in Russia, St. Petersburg, but I would prefer to use vpn, be it Germany or any other country, to protect my personal data.
      Do I have this option? =)

      Have you understand the purpose of this project ?

      They need a lot of home network with a lot of different ISP for prevent some people or government to shutdown the network. Objective is decentralization not all node inside the same data center or VPN provider.
      Passing trough a VPN located in another country add latency who slow down the network for nothing and if multiple nodes go trough the same VPN can be shutdown more easily. You can’t have a better protection for your private life than running a node on your own connection and generate a lot of IP address go and come from worldwide. Pretty hard to trace what you do or what you relay it’s much better than send all trough one VPN who can trace you.

      After your words, I began to understand this.
      Thank you for explaining this to me.
      If I am chosen, I will use my home network for stable and fast operation of the node.

      No problem for me your application is fine :slight_smile:

      As long as you run your node at your home and have an Internet bandwidth as you stated, your application is fine with me.