Orange VIII Node Application 12387403262

Respondent ID 12387403262
End Date 02/06/2021 10:20:59 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 Knokke-Heist
State/Province West-Vlaanderen
Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Dutch, French, English, German, Flemish
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? Professional degree beyond bachelor’s degree (for example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Knokke-Heist
Node State/Province West-vlaanderen
Node Country Belgium
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): GALA , TRON
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? More developed software overall, stand alone piece of finished software that are easily operated without a deep coding background above a well build network.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? no immediate potentials
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 17,94
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 33,98
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 2 euro/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?` 100
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). telenet
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? they had one near my school i visited a few times and got to see some cool stuff.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD ryzen 5 3600x, 32 GB RAM, samsung SSD 970 EVO 1T, LAN bandwith 200mbit up/ 250mbit down, 5T storage
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'm a ferm supporter of cryto and the blockchain and the xx network. I want to participate in building the future
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Reddit
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? the privacy it can provide
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? yes TRON, GALA
    Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? only online
    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: Car repair videos
    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. 1 video per month
    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 promote quantum secure distributed systems
    • 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 network is not decentralized decentralization is the future
    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 mass of on board knowledge and the decentralized privacy protecting vision are of unimaginable value
    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? because it will decide our digital freedom in the future
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? i could potentially penetrate the chain
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    Which gpu are you going to use ?
    What is your bandwith ? 33.98 maps download ?
    Please clarify

    What kind of video card are you using? Until you specify, it’s a no for me.

    Hi Abbaskaya
    I currently have a Nvedia Geforce RTX 2060 SUPER running.
    As far as the bandwith goes it was an estimated gess.
    After speed test i have measured about 60Mbs Download and 20MBs Upload speed.

    I hope this clears some things out, pleas let me know if you have anymore questions.


    Hi mrblister
    using a Nvedia Geforce RTX 2060 SUPER

    Feel free to ask.


    Rtx 2060 will not be sufficient also your upload must be at least 100mbps if you use a separate gateway and node otherwise minimum bandwith is 150mbps if you would meet these specs you would have my vote while I believe that you are seriously interested in running a node.

    thank you for the fast reply
    What kind of graphics card am i looking for them? i’m very willing to meed the demands.
    As far as the bandwith goes i’m currently connected on a wifi so i figured that wouldn’t suffice.
    I do have other connections and places that will meet the required speeds. Knowing this now.

    Thank you for the support


    You need at least a rtx 2070 (turing) or a rtx3060ti(ampera) be careful the rtx 3060 isn’t conform the specs. If you can chance the gpu and bandwith you would have my vote

    You’ll want to use one of the cards that are supported and recommended for compatibility and capability, but not necessarily by price. You will have to decide what you are willing to spend.

    RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080ti, RTX 2070 Super, RTX 2080 Super, RTX 3060ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3080, RTX 3090

    I personally recommend either the RTX 2070 or the RTX 3060ti. I’ve had no problems with either of those in the NodeLab. I do not recommend any Turing GPU with specs less then a 2070 and I do not recommend the RTX 3060 12GB.

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    Hi Abbaskaya

    I have checked the possible bandwith this can be changed to a comfortable 250MBps Download and a 175MBps Upload speed. As far as the GPU goes @Keith has given a marvelous overview on what would be the best option. To be able to meet the current standard i have managed to get my hands on a MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio if this suffices for the node it shall be implemented as such. I am shocked on the unavailability of GPU’s so i will keep my eyes open for any further opportunities to expand in this capacity.

    I would like to thank all of you for the great feedback.
    I hope we have come to clear view on what the specs will be and where the possibilities still are.

    I wish you all a great evening

    Best of luck

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    Awesome you have my vote

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    Great to hear

    Thank you !

    regards , have a nice weekend

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    Tnx have a nice weekend.

    Looks good and honest to me! Got my vote :+1:

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    Has my vote

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    Hardware is difficult to find right now as you mentioned. If you can implement an upgrade as you said and increase your bandwidth then it’s a yes from me!

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