Orange VIII Node Application 12435581967

Respondent ID 12435581967
End Date 02/23/2021 11:01:38 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 Kyiv
State/Province Kyiv
Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) english, ukrainian, russian
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? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City New York
Node State/Province New York
Node Country USA
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): nucypher, lto, mina, quantstamp
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? telegram technical chat
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? end of the world, perhaps :D
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300 Mbps
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. I'm using datacenter's hardware
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 90
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). none
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. ServerRoom
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes. I'm a webmaster since 2005, so I have a lot of experience in hosting and managing datacenter's hardware
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? I'm using datacenter's hardware: Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3, 16gb, 1tb sata, GeForce 2070. Also if necessary, I can increase the power and all the specs without any problems.
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: none
Why do you want to be a node? I'm early crypto enthusiast, so firstly that's really interesting to me
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? to solve security issues in the modern world
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? nucypher, lto, mina, quantstamp, drops tech, hi-tech node, LobsterDao
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? local blockchain meet-ups in Kyiv
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:
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): I'm the creator of the largest russian-speaking group of Quantstamp.
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. russian node-operators manual with actual updates if necessary
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? decentralized system is a subset of distributed systems, which one I want to be an element
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. IMO we need to enter in the mainnet before we can truly assess competitiveness. In any case, xx is in a very competitive environment, so there will be an endless envolving of functionality. At least I hope so.
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? I believe that privacy is one of the basic (!) needs of a modern user of the internet
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I do not consider the technology of quantum computers to be something bad, it will be a huge step in the history of human development
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You have my vote.

Good application!
It would be nice to have you in team.
Like a part that you will be an active member of xx Network community.
My advice is 32GB of RAM for Mainnet.
SSD - 1 TB High Speed Enterprise NVMe (PCI) SSD - 500000/500000 IOPS
Hope that you will upgrade your harware - when you do just write it down in comments
You have my vote ! Good luck ! :+1:

You have my vote as well, note that at this stage of the project and US regulation if I’m not mistaken you can’t receive rewards as a USA resident. Check the info in and also you’ll find the contacts telegram/discord etc to check with the team about the US related legal constraints