Orange VIII Node Application 12381959070

Respondent ID 12381959070
End Date 02/04/2021 5:01:03 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 Riga
State/Province Riga
Country Latvia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Latvian, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) goverment job
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Riga
Node State/Province Riga
Node Country Latvia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? hard to comment as dont have lot of experience
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? dont have
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 800
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 800
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 21
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.14
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 30
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). Baltcom
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. N/A
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)? 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: no, but i will buy hardware which is needed
Why do you want to be a node? Its possibility to buy hardware and quickly get back roi on it and ofcourse its interesting to join such projects
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? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? New technology and idea
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? no
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. No
    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 private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations
    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?

    It’s a no leaving questions blank means imo that you are not a serious candidate

    No. I would like to see you answer the questions at the end. Otherwise I won’t think you are a serious candidate.

    Please specify

    Sorry for late answer, so im planning to use
    ryzen 3700x
    ram 32gb
    nvme 1tb for node
    ssd 480gb for gw
    gpu 2070

    Does not seem, to me, you are a serious candidate from your application and the unanswered questions, its a no from me.

    I wasnt sure if i can afford to buy new hw as you know gpu market is now crazy

    I would suggest to provide more info on the unanswered questions so the community has more info to give a opinion.

    Now more popular are distributed networks but decentralization are on the way to catchup centralization, probably need wait some time. I like more decentralized networks as these are way to go as there is no point of failure if doesnt count software and no need invest in expensive solutions to keep network alive.

    In true its hard to compare as now are there so many different blockchain solutions with different targets and most of them use different way how to achieve target. I think xx network has great potential to be really good to reach target.

    Privacy is important as now there so many companies with centralized solutions has problems with it and info can be leaked so easy. So now while things change to be more internet orientated privacy getting more important than ever