Orange VIII Node Application 12445789104

Respondent ID 12445789104
End Date 02/26/2021 10:41:31 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 region
Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Ukrainian
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? 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 Kyiv
Node State/Province Kyiv region
Node Country Ukraine
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Mina, Solana, Swarm, Moonbeam, Casper Labs
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Clear documentation. Many projects lack simple and straightforward guides.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I have a great machine. There shouldn't be any problems at all.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 720
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 650
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. If the computer runs for 24 hours, it is approximately $1. $30 per month
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 80
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). Bilink
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)? AMD Ryzen 9 3900x. MSI RTX 2070. RAM: 32GB DDR4. 1TB NVME Samsung. MSI MEG x570 unify
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
Why do you want to be a node? Operating a node is a contribution to a project.
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? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Honestly, I just fell in love with David Chaum as a developer and his vision after reading the whitepaper. Big corporations and the government are putting pressure on society. We don't feel secure in real life. But thanks to people like David, we will be able to feel that at least in a digital environment.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Mina Protocol, Moonbeam Network, Swarm, Solana
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Unfortunately, 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? 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? In a decentralized network, nodes communicate with each other and aren’t dependent on a single server point or central decision-making source. Each node holds a copy of the network configurations. As the information never passes through a single server, a decentralized network is highly secure. The distributed network is more independent than the centralized ones. But distributed networks are powered by network management software. That is, there are major nodes that make decisions for everyone else.
    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. First of all, it is a unique technology of quantum secure hash-based cryptography. This technology can provide security. Besides, the xx network is planning to create a remarkable currency that will be secure and optionally denominated.
    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? There are so many personal details of different people on the internet these days that disclosing them can completely ruin someone's life. Therefore, for the future not only of the internet but of humanity as whole privacy by default is critical.
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I think quantum computers will pose one of the biggest threats to blockchain

    Cool specs has my vote

    I like your answers. You have my vote

    Application looks good. You have my vote :+1:

    You have my vote! Greate config!

    You have my vote , be sure you have the needed iops for your ssd

    Thanks a lot! I have SSD NVMe, you mean is it not enough?

    So you need at least 500k read and 500k write iops a standard Samsung evo 970 is the fast enough

    I see, thank you. I will change my SSD

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    After research I made the order for Samsung 970 PRO. Thanks for you support!

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    Good answers and researched responses! You got my vote!

    Decided to set up second provider special for the Node!
    I am so happy became the Validator :relieved: