Orange VIII Node Application 12431825420

Respondent ID 12431825420
End Date 02/22/2021 10:02:33 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 Cardiff
State/Province Wales
Country UK
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) 3D Artist
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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 Cardiff
Node State/Province Wales
Node Country UK
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Zcash
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? For it to be MUCH more user friendly.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I'm not great at Linux!
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 gbit
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 gbit
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. I will be running my node in a datacentre - I don't really know the electricity cost. It is a major datacentre connected to the national grid so perhaps they get a preferential rates on power?
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? Datacenter
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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. NGD Newport
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? I have not used a datacentre before but I have a lot of experience managing and building render farms of 20+ servers.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? I will purchase a machine with full Ryzen, GPU and Enterprise NVME spec as soon as soon as my application is accepted.
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: No but I will purchase a machine with full Ryzen, GPU and Enterprise NVME spec if my application is accepted.
Why do you want to be a node? I always geeked out on render farms and the idea of rendering transactions instead of pixels has always seemed like a very cool idea!
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    Are you an active member of those communities?
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I really like the idea of a brand new network that can bring the best of what already exists, improve on its usability and combine it into a very user facing application, just as the messenger and payments app will do.
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
    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: I build interactive VR distributed online as my profession
    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. Yes, but my job is pretty hectic, so between the node and my full time job my honest answer is probably not.
    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 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 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? A decentralised network is community run without a central controlling body.
    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. User privacy for communication and payments along with speed & quantum resistant encoding.
    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? We are being mined for our data all the time and we (and our families) are not safe online.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Everything we rely on is registered in some sort of online account with a username and a password. I think it is more dangerous for crypto networks as they have more possible points of weakness but if a quantum computer can do 1000 years of computing in 1 sec then I don't think anything is safe.

    You have my support. Have fun!

    When you made purchase of hardware please wright it down(specs) in comments
    Application is OK.
    You have my vote!! :+1:

    Hi. Thank you guys very much for your support. Very much looking forward to hopefully being a part of the team! I am currently gathering quotes and will update you as soon as I have a firm decision. Thanks again. Cheers

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    You have my support! :+1:

    Hi Guys! Really really pleased to get through on the Initial Selection. I finally decided which components to buy and I’m ready to act on it as soon as I get a positive decision. I will be running Ryzen 9 paired with RTX 3060 on 32Gb RAM. Planning to run Gateway on 256gb nvme in the same machine. Hope this sounds acceptable? Hoping to hear your final decision soon. Cheers

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    Its a go for me✔