Orange VI Node Application 12280484369

Respondent ID 12280484369
End Date 12/23/2020 4:03:23 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 Rümlang
Node State/Province Rümlang
Node Country Swiss
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Hopr, Marlin, Mina, Ada,
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? It would be great to do not have too many small tasks for points (if any). Better a few more complex problems.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Possibly too high system requirements, something like 32 Gb RAM / 12+ CPUs or need to buy a large number of tokens to run.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 380-600 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 2000 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. 0.233 U.S. Dollar per kWh for households and 0.177 U.S. Dollar for businesses.
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? 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. Cloudscale/DigitalOcean/GTHost
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Don't know what to describe, I just buy VPS and install requirement components for running the node, that's it.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? 16 Gb RAM / 8 CPUs
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:
Why do you want to be a node? This is my contribution to the blockchain community, I have gained some experience in launching nodes, I think I can be useful.
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
  • LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?
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. I can write a post in my blog
    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 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?

    Please have a look at the technical requirements, especially the GPU: Build Your Node.
    The costs involved in running a VPS that meet the specs will be prohibitive.
    If you think you can find such a VPS, please share the pricing sheet including technical specs with us.

    Did you copy and paste the answer about the cost of electricity? Will you be able to upgrade to 32 GB of RAM in the future? You need to answer all of the questions on the form before I could even consider supporting the application.