|End Date||03/07/2021 9:54:57 PM|
|If you have previously applied to be a node please provide us with your application ID. Second-time applicants will be highly considered. You can email us at [email protected] if you don't know your application ID.|
|What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them)||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?||Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)|
|Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale?||Yes|
|Are you an individual or a group?||Individual|
|For which networks have you ever operated a node?|
|What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?||Privacy, security, scalability, efficiency. - increased privacy & security including future proofing -low latency of real-time transactions -minimal computational overheads|
|What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?||None|
|What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||Stated 1000, typical 900+|
|What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||Stated 1000, typical 900+|
|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.||~S$0.2 / US$0.15 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?`||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).||https://viewqwest.com|
|If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. Nodes will not be allowed to run on Hetzner. If you do, you will not receive compensation.|
|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 (found here)?||In full disclosure, I am currently building a purpose built box for this. My intended specs. are: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, PC4 28800 64GB, SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD 1TB, GeForce RTX 2080 (I wanted the GeForce RTX 3080, but I don't believe it's currently supported).|
|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:||N/A|
|Why do you want to be a node?|
|How did you originally hear about the xx network?||xx collective|
|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?|
|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)?||I have not attended a blockchain conference specifically, but I am an active member of the local FinTech community. I have also met with the Elixxir team (Ben Wenger, Stephanie Vaughn) back in Sept. 2019 when they came to Singapore.|
|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? Examples would be node setup & on-boarding review vlog post, bi-weekly twitter update, medium review of on-going node operational process, etc.||I will look to post about my experiences as part of the xx network BetaNet.|
|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||
|What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?||With decentralised networks decisions are made across different nodes, with no single body having control over the entire network. They typically allow increased computational capabilities and great speed and flexibilty; maintenance on the otherhand can be quite demanding. Distributed networks are where processing and data is spread across multiple nodes, but decision making is either centralised or decentralised. They do not have a single point of failure and highly scalable with load being distributed across the network. However, they may not be as efficient in communication and can be quite complicated in nature. I personally feel we should leverage the benefits of both decentralised and distributed attributes, but look to address the any weaknesses that they have.|
|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.||It is its foundational focus on privacy with a full stack blockchain enabling quantum resistant security. Furthermore its minimising of computational overheads is critical to achieve much needed low latency real-time transactions if we are to break the strong hold of the traditional incumbents.|
|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?||At work my moto is privacy & data security by design. It is absolutely critical to ensure that privacy and data security features are baked into any design at the very beginning; it needs to be part of the DNA of a system. On top of this, privacy must be by default. Too many privacy breaches occur when it is not by default and is too complicated for users to understand. More often than not this is due to unscrupulous companies who actually want to profit from peoples' private data.|
|In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?||I visited the IBM Research Centre in Zurich in 2019 and was privileged to meet some of the guys working on their quantum computers. Whilst in its infancy, it is clear that quantum computing poses a serious threat to security and privacy in the future with off the charts computational power that will challenge existing security methodologies.|
I just wanted to update everyone on my hardware situation. I bought the kit soon after I made my application. It has been built for a month and currently mining ETH
The node is made up of:
|GPU:| ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC
|CPU:| AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
|MEMORY:| G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB PC4 28800 3600
|SSD:| 980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
|POWER:| Corsair HX850i
|CPU FAN:| NH-D15 Chromax.Black
|MB:|. MSI MEG X570 UNIFY
I also would like to add that I am super excited about the prospect of hosting a node for the xx network. I don’t think there are many yet in South East Asia and I am very likely the first in Singapore!
This is a brilliant project with an amazing team and community and I would be privileged to be a part of it.
Please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have, as its important to me to get your guys approval for my application
Your support would be greatly appreciated!
Also to bolster my knowledge of hosting nodes, I also took the opportunity over the last month to build a 6 GPU mining rig. It’s been up and running for a while and I have tried mining different coins like ETH, VTC, RVN etc. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve already learnt a lot in my preparation to host a node for the xx network!
A worthy application. You have my vote.
Haha thanks, much appreciated!
Looks great, got my vote. Lol, worthy indeed!
Good application, you have my vote!
Great application. Has my vote
Good application,fast response(i like that you share your application on discord).Also great hardware.
I recommend one more SSD 240Gb or more for a gateway.
You have my support
Thanks! I forgot to mention I already have a separate 250GB 980 PRO SSD installed for the gateway initially on the same box. I am exploring where in Singapore to host it for MainNet.
Thank you everyone for the support so far, I really appreciate it. Super keen to get cracking! Fingers crossed.
Good applacation. Has my vote
Great responses. You have my support
Great application and geo…we need more in that area. You get my vote.
Definitely a yes for me
RTX 3080 should be the Monster
You have my vote
Has my vote