Orange V Node Application 12209227785

Respondent ID 12209227785
End Date 11/28/2020 12:24:07 PM
language en
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City/Town Buzau
State/Province Buzau
Country Romania
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Romanian
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
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 Buzau
Node State/Province Buzau
Node Country Romania
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): The Graph, Solana, Mina, Elrond, CasperLabs, Marlin, Hopr
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Better documentation :)
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Having *very* bad documentation but, from what I can tell, that's not the case.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500 mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1000 mbps
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. $0.180 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?` 60
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). RDS-RCS/Digi
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it.
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? I have servers co-located in Germany
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? 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: CPU: i7 6700k @ 4.8Ghz RAM: 64GB DDR4 @ 3600MHz GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus nVme. I can rent/buy the hardware needed if I get accepted though, that's not an issue.
Why do you want to be a node? I love trying to make the world a better place. I've been helping all the other networks I'm part of, especially The Graph, and I consider myself pretty good at breaking stuff that shouldn't be breakable. :)
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities?
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The tech behind it looks interesting. I love to learn new things by being actively involved in the networks.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I'm the most active in The Graph's community, Solana and Mina.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Korea Blockchain Week 2019 and some other local conferences in Romania.
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:
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): Yes
  • Forum management for Discord: Yes
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. Sure, but this depends on my capacity of understanding the network as a whole, which takes time but will eventually get there sooner or later.
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
  • 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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.
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

Has my vote.

I say yes.

Strong application and full-time node operator, suggesting technical competence.

What I still wish to see to support this application is the following:

  • A clear commitment to upgrade the HW to be in line with required specs, inducing GPU,
  • Answers to the last four questions.

I dont think it is a strong application.

It is having bad documentation and in the next question you say it is not the case. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

The gpu is below the required specs.

Friendly reminder: keep your word please and run your node at home.If you are planning to place it in a datacentre without GPU, it won’t work. So think about it.