Orange IV Node Application 12092281905

Respondent ID 12092281905
End Date 10/20/2020 10:05:19 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Saint-Petersburg
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? russian, english, french
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
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? 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 Saint-Petersburg
Node State/Province
Node Country Russia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • DASH
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Monero
  • Other (please specify): Bitcoin gold; zcoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? anonymity improvement
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? force majeure circumstances
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 20 Gbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 20 Gbps
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. 8 cent (eur) per 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?` 16
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. Selectel
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? rent of server racks, manage of own network and routing equipment and hosting servers/hyper convergent servers
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications? No
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? I like xx project and difficult technical tasks
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
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? Development of crypto society
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Minter
    Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Moscow, Minter meetup 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:
    • Instructional video content: yes
    • Livestream/broadcast video content: once
    • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): yes
    • Forum management for Bitcointalk: no
    • Forum management for Reddit: no
    • Forum management for Discord: no
    • Other forum management: yes
    • Meetup group management: no
    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
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized network: The nodes interoperate with each other to execute consensus algorithms without any central decision-making source. Distributed simply means that the processing is divided between multiple nodes
    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. In the next 5-10 years the world will meet Quantum computers and most of current blockchain solutions will become ineffective. In my opinion, XX network is a very promising project from that of view.
    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?

    Hello everyone!

    This application was made by me and I am ready to answer your questions.

    Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications?
    I will buy the recommended set when and if I will be chosen to become a node runner. :slight_smile:

    Just so you’re aware of the specs. They can be found on page 3-4 of Beta Node Handbook

    Thank u. I don’t see any problem there :slight_smile:

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    You have my vote participant! :smiley:

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    Hello, everyone!

    I received a letter from xx network, saying that my application has been approved for a second round of public comment. I’m very excited about that and I will start assembling all the necessary parts shortly.
    Thank you! :slight_smile: