Orange IV Node Application 12128827545

Respondent ID 12128827545
End Date 11/01/2020 5:51:35 PM
language ru
If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID.
City/Town Kaliningrad
State/Province Kaliningradskaya oblast
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? Russian,English
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Moscow
Node State/Province Moscowskaya oblast
Node Country Russia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Filecoin, bifrost, cyber, crust, avalanche, wanchain, hopr
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I didn’t run xx network node before. But in general it would be interesting to see more devops tools.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? No setbacks for now.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000
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?` 20
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. I’m choosing between few different providers to for collocation but “selectel” seems the most competitive.
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: I7 3770k gtx750 TI, 32gb ram
Why do you want to be a node? There are quite a few projects that trying to achieve similar goals but they don't have enough research and fundamental understanding of how actually to do it. But with scientists like David Chaum it has much more chances to deliver. I read few publications of David and agreed with idea that without democracy we are going in antiutopia. And I want that my chilren lived in a better world. I hope that ideas like these will help to evolution of the humankind.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Friend of mine told me and also I heard about David Chaum and his work before.
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I think I’ve already answered to this question but in general to have more chances for preventing digital disaster.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Filecoin and cyber for example.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Many times in Moscow and Kaliningrad.
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? No
    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 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 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? Distributed systems can be much more centralised and more vulnerable to attacks because of single point of failure. As of myself, I see that I can create a small peace of this gigantic possible map of ecosystems and would be happy to help to build it.
    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. Elixxir will provide unprecedented metadata protection to peer to peer digital payments. With praxxis that developed quantum secure blockchain with unique consensus mechanism. Elixxir can be seen as a metadata-unlinking communications layer for Praxxis, which allows clients and dApps to submit private transactions to the Praxxis blockchain and receive proof of finality over an anonymous Elixxir receipt. It different from other blockchain platforms because it can achieve speed, privacy and security from quantum computers.
    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? I think it’s one of the most important human rights by default.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I hope we can prevent it but if it happen then many decentralized systems can fail if not adjusted to switch algorithms to be quantum secure. As for centralised systems it can be way much worse with possibilities of total digital control over the whole nations.

    This is my submission. I’m ready to buy equipment and answer to neccessary questions from the community. I’m glad to be here and to have the chance of providing the service for xx network.

    Although selectel does offer GPUs for their dedis, the one you have chosen does not meet the specs. You need to select a package with a RTX 2080Ti. Given the significant monthly costs, would you be willing/able to front load these costs?

    Find below the required specs for this project:
    https://forum.xx.network/t/betanet-node-final-hardware-requirements-are-here

    Sure. I’m ready to buy the hardware. I’m thinking to buy 8+cores AMD, 32 gb RAM, RTX 3080 Ti. I’m commited for long term because I evaluated this project and it’s one of the best possible investments that I can made. Btw, I think it’s possible to transfer the hardware to other data center for colocation. I found few other places with stable network and good service support.