Orange VII Node Application 12294550526

Respondent ID 12294550526
End Date 01/03/2021 12:05:09 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 Concord
State/Province CA
Country USA
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Russian
What is your occupation? IT
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 Moscow
Node State/Province
Node Country Russia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Other (please specify): ODIN
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Stability, monitoring, reporting, os-agnostic
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing outside of unforeseeable events
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
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. 0.09 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?` 20
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. Nodes will not be allowed to run on Hetzner. If you do, you will not receive compensation. HostKey (DataPro, data center)
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Deployed and managed full infrastructure for several clients (VC, Insurance). Worked with numerous hosting services (ex: AWS, HostKey).
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16х3.5(4.7)GHz / 1Tb SSD / NVIDIA RTX3080 / 16Gb / Ubuntu 18.04
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? I believe in the future of and would like to contribute in any way I can.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Discord
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The platform has all components to become widely adopted: security, scalability, strong development team and an engaged community.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Tarian
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? LA Blockchain Summit
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: Some experience in instructional videos
  • Other: Many years of user support
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. A monthly 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 the privacy of political speech
  • To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
  • 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
  • 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? Distributed networks are smaller versions of centralized ones, decentralized consist of fully capable nodes. I would like to run one of the nodes on the
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. Highest level of security, solving scalability and performance issues of currently available blockchains. Years of research and development behind this project.
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? Everybody must be able to control their personal information and not worry about service providers sharing and collecting unnecessary data. This should give power back to the people and limit how big internet corporations can influence our decisions and lives.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The biggest threat to all systems is the potential ability of quantum computers to break public key encryptions.

Great spec and good application, I assume you will be running your own hardware in the datacenter (co-location), then you have my vote

Hi @denysk, thanks for the comments.
I am planning to use a dedicated server provided by the datacenter hosting company.

Hi there, I am new here but I have a question. If you live in the USA why do you want to put your node in Russia? Why not in your home?

Strange application
Usa california but in Moskou.
Can you explane

Hi @Kareem212 and @Rubylounge, there is no required bandwidth at the place where I live now and I am planning to move in a very near future. I worked with this provider (HostKey) for some time now and very pleased with the hardware and support they provide. They have several datacenters (Russia, Netherlands, USA) but NVIDIA RTX GPU is currently available only in Moscow, Russia. I can move the node to another locations as soon as the RTX will become available there. Thanks