Orange VII Node Application 12372153685

Respondent ID 12372153685
End Date 02/01/2021 7:10:58 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 Untermeitingen
State/Province Bayern
Country Germany
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, German
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Munich
Node State/Province Bavaria
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Avalanche, Keep, HOPR, The Graph
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Improved marketing
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None that I can see right now.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? Up to 200 Mbit/s
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? Up to 400 Mbit/s
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 80
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 30.43 cents per kilowatt hour
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. Digital Ocean
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Intel Core i9-9980HK, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
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? I am excited about the xx network and would like to become part of it.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The fact that it's a quantum secure hash-based cryptography.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Graph
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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. 20 hours.
    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 promote quantum secure distributed systems
    • 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. The xx network protects against attack by quantum computing. Bitcoin will become obsolete as soon as quantum computers are able to mine it effortlessly.
    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?

    No to datacenter

    Pls no datacenter!

    Thanks Bulldog for expressing your concerns. In the meantime, I have gotten in touch with someone who can help me to set things up at home for a four-figure investment. This means I would not be necessarily dependent on a data center.

    Thanks Patty for expressing your concerns. As written above, I have gotten in touch with someone who can help me to set things up at home for a four-figure investment in the meantime. This means I would not be necessarily dependent on a data center.