Orange IX Node Application 12539521706

Respondent ID 12539521706
End Date 03/31/2021 3:18:12 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 Cluj Napoca
State/Province CLUJ
Country Romania
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Romanian, English
What is your occupation? Software Development
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? 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 Cluj Napoca
Node State/Province CLUJ
Node Country Romania
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I only checked the Beta Node Handbook it looks ok - clear steps etc.. To early to provide feedback about operating the XX Node .. I am very familiar with Unix/varioud DBs and servers in general as it is part of my professional work
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None. I checked the specs . Have a dedicated internet line at my home.. Can even run it at a small loss because I like the founder and the project.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? It is a 1 GB dedicated line. Real world test around 550 upload
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1gb dedicated line. 850-880 max megabits during tests.. (and no browsing :)
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. 0.17 usd per kw
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 5
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). Telekom
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? Been using VPS and dedicated servers for 20 years.. (AWS etc) .. Usually I do the setup for new projects including servers etc.. CentOs for work, Ubuntu at home etc.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? 32 (64 virtual) core threadripper, 64 gb ram. For video card I will buy an Nvidia 2080 super/ti or higher and can upgrade later when prices are more reasonable
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: unfortunatelly not. only my laptop no spare PC ..
Why do you want to be a node? I have the hardware and internet and expertise and I like the project. Also XX tokens are nice to have as I like privacy projects ( I also like Monero )
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? My Applied Mathematics background is a natural fit with cryptography and I also believe blockchain without privacy cannot be fully descentralized
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I have experience with Monero.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Unfortunatelly there arent to many blockchain confererences in Ro especially now with the Covid.. Planing to go to one in Prague later this year
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. 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 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 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): I have a friend who is interested in the appplication side - also a Node Operator.. so plan to be an advisor as needed
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? distributed networks are good for failover .. decentralized networks are next step - eliminating one party controlling a certain channel (software, servers, payments, governance).. Ideally everything should be descentralized .. By the people for the people.. as nature intended..
    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. I see XX netwroks as the building bricks of descentralization - you start with a quantum resistant privacy focused foundation (message delivery).. then you keep adding applications on top of it.. would be really nice to see for example a smart contract layer added in the future etc.. However starting on media side is really useful. to may monopolies and bad incentives in the space..
    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? Neesd to be a default option because: 1. Lots of people wont turn it on (for example VPN or Dash - convenience, costs, not knowing etc) 2. Privacy needs to be the defaut layer on top of which you can build a society.. else you end up with "Show Me the Man and I'll Find You The Crime" .. 3. "No Privacy"always means "No privacy for You" .. so if we want a more equal playing field between govt and their citizens then privacy must be ON by default.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? decentralized systems will be more resilient .. parts of newtork can survive/upgrade/fork etc. Offers more flexibility ..It's like a big T-rex (quantum compuer) fighting hundreds of velociraptors instead of one samller Dinosaur.

    You have my vote !

    Great applicant. You definitely have my support :+1:

    Great application! My vote :raised_hands:

    Good, let’s go!

    Very good application with clear answers. You have my support.

    Nice application. Has my vote

    Looks great to me

    Thank you for your feedback and kind comments.

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