Orange IX Node Application 12497017690

Respondent ID 12497017690
End Date 03/16/2021 5:13:30 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 Chisinau
State/Province Chisinau
Country Moldova
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Romanian, Russian
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Chisinau
Node State/Province Chisinau
Node Country Moldova
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? instructions on how to run a full test net on my own hardware so I can play with it outside of main net
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? none I can think of
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200
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. 7 cents 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?` 4
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). Starnet ISP or Moldcell if necessary
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 have experience setting up linux servers for various purposes, like web application hosting etc
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 super, 16GB DDR4, 1-2Tera NVME ssd
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? I am passionate about distributed networks, both hardware and software related stuff
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Scalability, privacy, and quantum resistance
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I am currently part of this startup
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Only online ones that are available for free on facebook and youtube
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:
  • Other forum management: I've moderated a forum long time ago, such a long time that I don't even remember how it was called
  • Other: RockIT Conference team member
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 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized - don't have a central processing authority while distributed ones - have several entities that are distributed around the world but they usually respond to a central authority
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. The only blockchain that would not make the tradeoff between decentralization and scalability
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? Privacy by default would allow us to keep a healthy dose of liberty that is necessary in any democratic society
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Although quantum computers currently don’t have enough processing power to break encryption keys, future versions might have that power, and we probably won't know when that time comes

You have my support!


Looks like a good application to me.


Much appreciated!

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Thank you!

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Looks good to me. Has my vote.

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Nice application. Has my vote

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I like the application…you have my vote.

You have my support

solid application, has my support!

You got my support good application

good application, just have a question , are you still operating ETH nodes or did you stop ? thank you

It’s yes from me