Orange VIII Node Application 12406603595

Respondent ID 12406603595
End Date 02/13/2021 1:01:39 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 moscow
Country Russia
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) eng, rus
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? None (Self-Taught)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City krasnoznamensk
Node State/Province
Node Country krasnoznamensk
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • DASH
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
  • Tezos
  • Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Not tested xx nodes, can't answer atm
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Nothing
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 99
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 99
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. 0.0785 euros per 1 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?` 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). krastelekom
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? 3+ years experience with deploying crypto related services. From bitcoin full node, mining pools to hogh-performance validators (like TON, NEAR) with servers stats and alert with my personal bots.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? atm I've few servers, but all of them are w/o gpu, if gpu is a mandatory, I can upgrade. Best one is on AMD Ryzen9 3900x with 64gb ram and 540k+ iops nvme
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? Crypto is my passion and I'm a full-time node operator atm already, so want to increase my experience and support new projects.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I want to deep in new projects to know them better, so can't make a clear asnwer atm
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Nodes - TON, NEAR, CODA, STAFI, PHALA, DFINANCE,SENT
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:
  • Other: Community Management Other: No, I'm personally more techincal.
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. I can create some readme about nodes, server stats, alerts and other useful things for nodes. But not much.
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
  • Other (please specify): 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? I'm a full-time all-in crypto passinate.
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 for sure, as a human right.
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? It's a human right to keep his personal information save and outside mega corps.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? They are not a threat, there will always be more advanced encryption technologies when new technologies appear, so they only encourage the development of cryptographic encryption.

You need at least 100mbps up and download if you run separate gateway and node you need a minimum of a rtx 2070 and I am not a fan of datacenter.
If you could guarantee that you will run at home and meet the requirements you would have my vote

That’s over spec so if you’ve another lower spec’d PC that still meets the specs in the Beta Node Handbook you can use that, all you’ll need is a GPU.

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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Initial application was posted a while ago, so I want to update my information about hardware:

New hardware is ordered specially for XX node:

Intel i9 10900 cpu
32Gb Ram
1tb Samsung 970 pro nvme
asus 2070 gpu

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You seems to have a very good experience, and hardware is decent, though I would go for 3070 to be future proof, but I know its pretty hard to get now. You have my support.

Good appilication. If you can get your hands on the required gpu, you have my support.