Orange VIII Node Application 12386702534

Respondent ID 12386702534
End Date 02/05/2021 1:42:21 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. 12290769912
City/Town Kirov
State/Province Kirovskaya obl.
Country Russia
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? 4-7
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 Kirov
Node State/Province Kirovskaya obl.
Node Country Russia
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Kira network, Mina.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I would like the node holders to be instructed and that in the future, the node holders were obliged to strengthen the protection of their servers, since many do not adhere to the minimum necessary protection measures.You can manually configure everything, but the built-in monitoring and notification systems for managing the node would be a great addition.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? For me, failure is not to pass the selection of candidates again
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. 0.05c/kw
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 50
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). DOM.RU
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.
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Since I will run the node at home, all that is described below will not be useful to me, but I have experience in storing nodes in data centers of almost all projects in which I participated. I have round-the-clock access to the server via ssh or vnc. I use the server monitoring and interaction tools via webmin I only give access to certain ports, and also, if necessary, only allow access to white IP addresses.The server performs automatic data backups, and also sends SMS notifications in case of problems. I also make the necessary settings for each node separately (in case of failures to perform certain automatic actions)
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Ryzen 3950x, Nvidia RTX 3080, SSD Samsung 970 PRO M.2 MZ-V7P1T0BW, RAM 32GB DDR4 3600Mhz
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? The theme of the project is very close to my worldview, and if there is a chance to participate in the development of the future world, to become a part of one idea, then it is definitely worth it. In terms of technical knowledge, I am also ready to be part of a stable system.I have some experience supporting various nodes as well as testing them. I have the ability to provide uninterrupted operation of node and monitor the technical condition. I am ready to perform the necessary tasks, as well as meet the requirements and, if necessary, carry out an upgrade of a node, as well as an upgrade of computer components. I am ready for long-term cooperation with the project team and look forward to cooperation for many years. In the end, this is a matter of principle, I submit an application for the second time and I believe that some participants are biased against some participants on subjective grounds and have come up with a lot of things for themselves, not at all objective. My top-end computer is assembled and waiting for it to start working.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? A deeper immersion, in comparison with most projects, into the problems of decentralization, as well as the development of methods for solving them. The future that is already coming gives developers new ideas, such as protection from supercomputers. It sounds like a distant future, but who knows what awaits us in the coming years. An innovative approach and a vision for the future to anticipate future vulnerabilities inspired me.
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)? Gated community in telegram yakuza, dropstech, dropsearn
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. Several times a month, after updates and important news.
    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 David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
    • 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? What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Unlike distributed systems, decentralized systems do not have an intermediary and make it possible to interact with other users systems directly.In this system, I am a mechanism that will, like many other nodes, guarantee the implementation of all necessary procedures using praxxis and elixxir.
    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. Thanks to well-coordinated work and various actions, with the help of praxis and elixir, we achieve complete data protection and complete confidentiality. The new consensus will enable fast network speeds and the ability to scale to thousands of nodes.
    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? The future is knocking at our door. Governments of all countries are not only increasingly controlling our lives but also trying to get all our personal and metadata, breaking all bounds. All data falling into the wrong hands can play a cruel joke. Anyone from officials to police officers and criminals can use people's data for personal and criminal purposes, which is unacceptable.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? In my opinion, all systems are at risk when it comes to quantum computers. Incredible computing power, performing an infinite number of operations per second. All networks in their current form are vulnerable and not ready for the arrival of quantum computers. In my opinion, only modern and innovative developments, such as consensus xxBFT, can give impetus to the development of quantum secure systems.
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    You seem to be eager to run a node because of that you have my vote

    Generally, it is not the community that makes the final selection of applicants. We are just helping in sorting out the good from the poor applications. So your point that the selection process is biased does not really hold. In addition, there are already quite a few node operators from Russia, so I can understand that being selected from that region may be more difficult than for applicants from regions that are currently less well served.

    That you applied a second time shows dedication to the project, and I would support your application on this basis.

    You have excellent equipment, my voice is yours.

    Thank you very much for your trust! I added more RAM - 64 GB now and SAMSUNG 970 PRO 512 Gb. Please, feel free to ask anything and everything:)

    64gig ram is overkill you need minimum 16 32 is advised, as for your ssd you need 1× 1tb ssd en 1x 250gb ssd or you could do with 1x 2tb ssd.
    Ofcourse more doesn’t hurt.

    I just want a near top serv)

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    Great specs hope to see your running a node

    Great hw and application! You have my vote

    Tnx! I hope so.

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    Nice specs, will you install the second ssd for the gate?

    I’m going to put the second high-speed ssd necessarily, I missed this moment when forming the second application)