Orange VIII Node Application 12398498777

Respondent ID 12398498777
End Date 02/10/2021 8:49:40 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.
State/Province Bavaria
Country Germany
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Russian, English, Romanian, German
What is your occupation? Software Development
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? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Adelsdorf
Node State/Province Bayer
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Security,
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nuclear war.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? I have optical cable in my apartment, so 100 Mbps.
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? Provider says 250 Mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 30 euro cents per 1 KWatt
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 70
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). Deutsche Telekom
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? Deployed multiple HP and Dell servers under CentOS
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 5 3600, RAM 32GB, 1TB SSD, Zotac GeForce RTX 3070
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: Do not
Why do you want to be a node? Curios in new technology, want to help this community to grow.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
  • Facebook
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Performance, security and privacy.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not yet
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Not yet
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:
  • Other: Have no experience in this domain
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? Yes
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
  • 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized - means community should take a decision, there is main node that decides. However centralized and decentralized are distributed among nodes.
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. Performance & security
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? Privacy - is the fundamental right of the individual? it must be protected be everywhere.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? IMHO decentralized systems have more chances to survive.

If you have at least 150mbps upload or if it is 100mbs and you are willing to use a separate node and gateway than you would have my vote

Yes. Good application, just make sure you have 150 Mbps if you want to run the node+gateway on the same computer. Alternatively, you can use a VPS for the gateway.

Yes from me also. We actually might think about that “nuclear war possible setback”, with all those starlink satellites and projects that try to use balloons and electric airplanes, we might downgrade what the network can do on a limited bandwith (instead of messanger → downgrade to sms kind of functionality). I know its a joke and hopefully we don’t have those kind of setbacks and I like that you have a bit dark sense of humor :slight_smile: Good luck with the rest of the process.