Orange VI Node Application 12280223428

Respondent ID 12280223428
End Date 12/24/2020 12:15:52 AM
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 St. Petersburg
State/Province St. Petersburg
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Russian, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Electrical Engineer
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 St. Petersburg
Node State/Province St. Petersburg
Node Country Russia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Keep Network, Marlin, Tierion
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Ability to run a node with Docker. Specify in advance the minimum hardware requirements that are sufficient to start and operate the node.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? The lack of performance of the equipment may lead to stop generating blocks.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100 mb/s
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100 mb/s
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0,054$/kWt*h
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 100
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). SkyNet
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? Launch of the Keep Network node on the Google Cloud VPS. Launch of the Mina node on VPS Hetzner.
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: Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 Gb, SSD 500 Gb. If these characteristics are not enough, I can run the node on the VPS.
Why do you want to be a node? It's interesting to try running a node for your network.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? It's interesting to see how the xx consensus protocol will work.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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. 1-2 articles per month
    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 contribute to a promising project
    • 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?

    This characteristics are definitely not sufficient. Usually VPS is not an option, or the cost is quite prohibitive. Could you build/buy a server which meets the specifications (32GB RAM, at least rtx 2070 and 1 TB high end SSD) and host it yourself? Also there’s a required 100 Mbps upload and download requirements. Without a thorough answer to my questions I can’t support this application.


    No, unfortunately I will not be able to participate in testing XX Beta Net.