Orange VI Node Application 12280303455

Respondent ID 12280303455
End Date 12/23/2020 2:22:10 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 Saint-Petersburg
State/Province Saint-Petersburg
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, 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 Saint-Peterburg
Node State/Province Saint-Peterburg
Node Country Russia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Interesting idea and good community
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? No problems with nodes
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 50
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100
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. $2/day
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? 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. Selectel
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? testnets/nodes for hopr, concordium, mina etc
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Server: Supermicro 2027TR-HTRF (hot-swap HDD) »RAM: 4 x 16GB Samsung DDR3 RDIMM 1866MHz ECC » Storage: 1 x 960GB SSD Micron 5100 PRO »CPU: Intel Single Xeon E5-2650v2 8c/16t 2.2-3.0GHz »Bandwidth: 1000Mbit/s Unmetered and Guaranteed
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: NO
Why do you want to be a node? Technologically interesting challenge. I like innovation especially in the crypto world
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? cryptographically unique structure
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Hopr, Concordium, MinaProtocol
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? BLOCKCHAIN DAY (Moscow), Binance Event (Moscow)
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. weekly post on my crypto media resources
    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 the privacy of political speech
    • To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
    • 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 - nodes connected only to peers Distributed - nodes connected to sub-nodes
    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. balance of truly decentralize, privacy and speed
    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? Large corporations and the state is watching everyone
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers are safe for the crypto world for the next 5-7 years

    You will need a GPU that meets the minimum specs (Build Your Node) which might be difficult or very expensive at a datacenter.
    Can you share some information from Selectel that shows the pricing of a machine that meets the requirements?

    Without the GPU I would have to say no