Orange VIII Node Application 12416893673

Respondent ID 12416893673
End Date 02/17/2021 9:59:15 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 Toronto
State/Province Ontario
Country Canada
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Energy & Sustainability Analyst
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Toronto
Node State/Province Ontario
Node Country Canada
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? Execute what they say they will and within a timely manner. Improve upon growth and communication.
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? 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? 96
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. .10 per 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?` 15
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). Bell
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? If I get accepted to run a node, there will be no issue for me to purchase the hardware require to run a node. More specifically I would use a GPU min. RTX 3060.
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: There is no point if it does not meet the minimum requirements.
Why do you want to be a node? Aside from the privacy issue, I am interested in the blockchain technology and a decentralized network. I would really like to participate and help the network grow.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The metadata shredding process, decentralization and the overall goal that xx-network stands for. Oh and David Chaum’s involvement.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not any longer
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 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?
    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 praxxis elixxr and xx collective have an effective metada shredding process. The goal of true privacy.
    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 sharing and selling of personal information for financial gain infringes on human rights and I’m totally against it. It’s time to fight back and allow us as individual’s to have our own control.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
    1 Like

    Join the discord channel (if you haven’t already) and look at recent conversations regarding RTX 3060 GPUs. It is recommended to go with the RTX 3060ti model over the RTX 3060. :+1:t5:

    I agree 3060ti min, or even 2070super, 3060 is lower spec than 2070, please confirm

    The RTX 3060 is not sufficient. You need an RTX 3060Ti or better, or a RTX 2070 or better. If you plan on running a node, you should start looking for a graphics card now since they are very hard to find these days.

    I agree with the fellow node runners the 3060 isn’t good enough otherwise you would have my vote

    Got my vote

    application ok, good luck. have my vote

    If you are open to an upgrade as the other node runners mentioned, then yes from me.

    Need to meet hardware requirements, as mentioned above.

    This application has my vote

    Upgrade it is, you got my support

    Willing to meet HW specs, so has my vote

    If you meet the specs, you will have my vote

    Thnak you all for the replies. I will surely upgrade to meet the minimum requirements.

    Once again, thank you for the feedback.

    Overall a very good application. You have my vote.

    You should definitely join the discord. Got my vote

    Application looks great! you have my vote.

    Has my vote

    You have my support.

    Good to see that your involve here. Nice application and response. You have now have my vote.