Orange VI Node Application 12230994550

Respondent ID 12230994550
End Date 12/05/2020 5:16:01 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 Saarlouis
State/Province Saarland
Country Germany
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) German, English, French, Spanish
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Frankfurt
Node State/Province
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Polkadot, Kusama, Crust, Internxt, Nano, etc.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? high software quality, little bugs
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? 1000 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. 30 $ / month
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 61
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
If your server is located in a Datacenter, please specify the name of the company hosting it. IP-Projects
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Most servers I run so far were hosted in a professional datacenter. Deploying bare-metal server via root access is no issue at all.
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: My provider offers hardware that perfectly meets the Beta node specs.
Why do you want to be a node? I would love to contribute to your project because I believe in your long term vision. Also, I think that you choose a fair distribution method.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I love the fact that you use quantum secure cryptography and are very interested in your products such as your messenger including all privacy and security features enabled by your technology.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Crust, Polkadot, Tangram
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Unfortunately, there are none close to my location
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: I have experience in creating video tutorials for B2B mobile apps
  • Forum management for Discord: was Discord community manager for a crypto project
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. 1-2 post
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 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
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?

Hi, will Datacenter provide you a GPU? Or you use datacenter for colocation?

Hey. The datacenter does not promote decentralization in the broad sense of the word, but your provider is not known to a large circle of people and is most likely local. Therefore, I think it is quite appropriate to place your equipment in the DC.
You have not indicated what kind of equipment you are going to use, please write in a reply message.
I will gladly cast my vote if it meets the requirements of the project.

@selo @x0d Thanks for your review! The datacenter I would be using is a local start-up and shouldn’t be known or used by too many users. So far I haven’t seen anyone using it.

To my hardware specs:
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K
GPU: Geforce RTX 2080 Super
RAM: 32 GB DDR 4
Drive: 1TB NVMe SSD

Please let me know if you have further questions.



Ok, you’ve got my vote :+1:

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I’m not a fan of more datacenters. However, this application looks good.

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Mmm…sitting on the fence. Well done but…

@Bulldog Thanks for your review. Please let me know if you need more details.

As long as the specs meets requirements, I am happy to support this application

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