Orange IX Node Application 12476764534

Respondent ID 12476764534
End Date 03/09/2021 1:19:28 PM
language en
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.
City/Town Kyiv
Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Ukrainian, Russian, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) self-employed, with the hobby - validation
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Kharkiv
Node State/Province na
Node Country Ukraine
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Oasis, Solana, Sentinel, Elrond, Matic,, Crust, Casper, Certik, Desmos
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? From what I read in the papers, XX network has good potential in terms of anonymyty and decentarlization. The key is to have strong and reliable p2p alrorithm.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? There shall be no issues, I have required hardware, and can provide the reserve.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 Gbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 Gbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.06$ / 1 kwTh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 8
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). I have two, VOLIA and ITLAS
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? I'm not going to run the node in DC, though have the experience in both, local and DC
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Nvidia RTX 2070, 64 Gb RAM, NVME SSD, 1Tb. If required, the specs could be adjusted.
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: above shall be ok
Why do you want to be a node? I'm quite professional validator, running the reliable services for various networks. I found the XX concept attractive and interesting, both in terms of incentivization and in terms of technology behind. Good luck!
How did you originally hear about the xx network? references
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? There is a good opportunity to build really secure, decentralized and anonymous network, this is the good opportunity for all, including the professional validators.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I'm active participant of various groups, which I indicated in the answers above
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:
  • Instructional video content: no
  • Other: have no 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. 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 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): Almost all the items above are really relevant, I want to be part of the XX network team, and this shall be of mutual benefit to both parties. The strong network is based on the strong players.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I'm sitting in the middle, consider that when the network is young, and non-mature, there shall be some level of control, then when all the mechanics is set-up, the network shall be truly decentralized, as the distributed network is always controlled, which is no-go in long-term.
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. From what I've learned and checked the strong points of xx network platform is the try to develop truly anonymous platform for messenger, DAO voting and management. The speed is the key.
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? Yes, I consider the privacy by default, in the protocol design (!) is one of important things which shall be implemented. I also understand the XX team may struggle with the Government Regulators, who're against the full privacy. There is a good opportunity for seeking the good compromise.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Difficult to judge right now, if moving to philosophy, the quantum computers may (will) change the whole paradigm of the cyber-world, and I'm not sure the world is ready now for these devices.

Good overall application. Just make sure if selected that you upgrade the 2070 to a super or higher.

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Good application :+1:

Great answers. Yes from me :+1:

Good application

Good applicant and answers, you have my vote in favor.

You have my vote, mate, good luck with the selection.

Thank you @Bulldog, I hope will be selected, and if neede will upgrade. From what I see on the Discord and here - the current GPU will be fully enough. The scaling up will not be the issue in future.

Glad to see you engaged here. You have my vote.

Nice application. Yes for me

It’s a yes.

Good job it’s a yes

Perfect! Has my vote


Thanks, mates, for your voices!

You also have my vote! good luck

Good application, move on :call_me_hand:t2: