Orange IV Node Application 12113466546

Respondent ID 12113466546
End Date 10/27/2020 10:57:06 AM
language en
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Genappe
Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? French, English
What is your occupation? IT
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? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Group (please identify legal organization name & structure)
Node City Wavre
Node State/Province
Node Country Belgium
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • DASH
  • EOS
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Best power management. Increase in Stability/availability
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Cost of Electricity ratio the power consumption either on CPU or GPU.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? Not specified for the moment.
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? Not specified for the moment.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.18 Euros/KWh without taxes
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? 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. Not yet provided
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? I worked in all major Telecommunications company here in Belgium for the last 20 years.
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:
Why do you want to be a node? We have the space, the knowledge and the willingness to participate at the journey. The XX network is promising and a step forward in the future. We love that.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The technology side, the evolution, the chain and the gain.
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)? Yes. Online mainly. And private developpment.
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? Yes I d'like to be more present on MEDIUM and am willing to write about XXNet.
    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 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
    • Other (please specify): To give back to the people. And protect us from the next Quantum revolution.
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks are built around nodes to take decisions by themselves. Distributed networks are the sum of decentralized networks.
    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? Quantum computing will be able to crack all security and where do we stand? No where unless XX quantum node offers a real alternative.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum + A.I. will transform the society and gives all power to those in possession of. Decentralized offers less control by a unique hand.

    ********Please state the name of the group

    How can you not know the bandwith in your local datacenter?

    Very good that you provided answers with the last questions!!

    Please provide hardware specs, including GPU, for the server you are going to buy/rent in the case your application is successful.

    Yes, we did not give all answers, we have had to organize ourselves.
    The company (group) is: SIRTEC Rue du Manil 28 à 1301 Bièrges (VAT BE0865.894.848).
    The data center location is : Rue Haute 51 à 1435 Corbais

    We have fiber optics with Gigabits interface, and 250full internet access for all our services. We can throttle to 100full for specific servers.

    The hardware we want to use for node and gateway is as such:
    node: CORSAIR ONE l164 and CORSAIR ONE A100
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GBégories/Produits/Systèmes/CORSAIR-ONE/CORSAIR-ONE-GAMING-PC/p/CS-9020012-EUégories/Produits/Systèmes/CORSAIR-ONE/CORSAIR-ONE-GAMING-PC/p/CS-9020007-EU
    gw: dell server pizzabox filling the requirements. We can manage to set up 2x in redondance mode for better availability.

    I hope you get all required answers and reconsider our application.

    have my vote.