Orange IV Node Application 12098877519

Respondent ID 12098877519
End Date 10/22/2020 3:20:01 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Bundaberg
State/Province Queensland
Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English, Hindi, Malayalam
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? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Bundaberg
Node State/Province Queensland
Node Country Australia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): None
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? N/A
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 19
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 72
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. 22 cents 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). Aussie Broadband
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. No
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? 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: Processor Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1630 v3 @ 3.70GHz, 3701 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) RAM 32.0GB Dual-Channel, Graphics ATI AMD FirePro W5100 Graphics Adapter, Storage 476GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series
Why do you want to be a node? This is a most promising project and help this project to be a success, to earn xx coin .
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Decentralized messaging, payments, and dApps and user privacy
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)? 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?
    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 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 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? A centralized network has a middleman to facilitate its operations, like a bank of all your transactions and information. This means it holds all your data, and therefore, trust is paramount. A decentralized network is a “trustless environment,” where there is no single point of failure. The nodes connected in the network are not dependent on a single server point and each node holds the entire copy of the network configurations. As the information never passes through a single server, a decentralized network is highly secure.
    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. Speed, True Privacy, Scalability, and Security
    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? Most people don’t know how much of their activities are being tracked. “Most companies are collecting data these days on all the interactions, on all the places that they touch customers in the normal course of doing business.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computing poses a threat to blockchain technology because it upends the basic security assumption of elliptic curve cryptography, namely, that computers cannot factor large numbers effectively.

    Can you upgrade to a Nvidia 2070 ?
    It’s a prerequisite this model of graphic card with Cuda not work with AMD card.

    Yes, I can upgrade to a Nvidia 2070

    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.

    Any way you could increase the upload?

    Hi keith,
    Thanks for the message
    I am planning to install Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070.

    No need to buy 3070 yet, support for 3000 series video cards has not been confirmed yet. The team will tell you.


    Believe me when I tell you…you DO NOT need to go over the top on the HW. As long as you meet the min requirements you will be fine. No need to spend more than necessary. You have my vote.

    Thanks Bulldog

    Good application…you have my vote!

    Thanks Patty

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    Good for me too :slight_smile:

    Thanks for the support warnings.