Orange X Node Application 12549755899

Respondent ID 12549755899
End Date 04/05/2021 2:47:06 PM
language en
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City/Town Kyiv
Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Russian, Ukrainian, English
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) lawyer
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
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 na
Node Country Ukraine
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Elrond (test), Desmos, Ava, Bitsong, polkadot substrates eg Darwina, Plasm, Robonomics, and Sentinel
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I like the decentralized governance approach XX team implemented from the very beginning. I also like the obfuscated approach xx nodes planning to use to secure full privacy
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? nothing special, all is pretty straightforward
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 gbps, but I see less is ok
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 gbps
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. 0.1 usd/kwH and increasing constantly
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 4
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). Volia, and/or Itlas
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. not in DC
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? yes, but it's not required now
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 5600x, 64 Gb, 1tb Gb NVMe SSD, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
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: na
Why do you want to be a node? I truly support the decentralized blockchain networks, and hope my small experience would be of benefit to the XX ecosphere.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? friends and crypto community
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Specifically I'm really interested how the XX team is going to resolve the 1) peering issue 2) block-production on the GPU combined with POS mechanics Most interesting is to see how well the anonymization would work
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I'm usually too busy with tech things and nodes maintenance, so not really highly active community writer :)
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: not applicable
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 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? Decentralizes is not equal to distributed. the distributed network may be truly centralized in one two hands, by stake or by power. The true decentralization is ideal, and requires the hard and soft implementation
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 value is inside the decentarlization and anonymity, this is and may be the good selling point for the project
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? As we can see, the data privacy is a main concern now in the world, the GDPR initiatives, the regulations saying the personal data is the key, but governments and transnational corps are ignoring the personal data protection initiatives and development of strong, powerful, really decentralized and truly anonymous networks is the good next step to the crypto freedom
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? It's too early to speculate on this matter, as there is no documented or published fact that quantum computers are in force.

you have my vote;)

Looking good for me

Hey, the application looks good, you have my vote.

Can you please specify if it’s possible to top-up the GPU to 3xx series if needed in future?

Hello, sorry replied to the wrong thread, seems good application.

Good application :+1:

Thorough and concise answers, I support you!

Very good application and has my support.

You have my support

Nice app

You have my support.

Looks nice application and strong answers, potentially stron XX member. My vote is in.

Thanks all for your kind support, I’m really happy to see so many reactions and responses!

Seems I just liked the post, but didn’t comment, my apologies. I vote in favor of this application, thank you.

Looks good candidate, you have my vote in!

has my vote

Also looks good application, voted.

my vote=)

I would like to thank all for the votes and your kind words! I’ve been selected to the new cohort! See you soon.