Orange X Node Application 12567316240

Respondent ID 12567316240
End Date 04/12/2021 4:12:42 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 Zuerich
State/Province Zuerich
Country Switzerland
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, German, Polish, Esperanto
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
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 Zuerich
Node State/Province Zuerich
Node Country Switzerland
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None.
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 99
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 200
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. 0.188 USD
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 8
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). UPC AG
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)? [email protected], 16GB of RAM,860 EVO SATA 2.5" SSD 1TB
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: Today I am running with GTX 1070, could do an upgrade if needed.
Why do you want to be a node? Help to decentralize the network, troubleshoot and debug software. Having skin in the game.
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? Scalability and txs throughput.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Negative.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? N/A
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: Local programming group moderation. Lectures at some conferences in Europe.
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. I could probably fiddle with code, and configurations. Hard to commit now, but monthly or bi-monthly.
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 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? Decentralised networks maintain certain amount of trusted nodes to perform mission critical network operations i.e. tx verification. In distributed networks processing of mission critical operations is spread across multiple, geographically independent nodes. Where do I sit, hmm it's interesting question, on one hand we want to have fast transactions, on the other resistance of the network can be a function of level of decentralization. From BTC experience I would say that full decentralization, as every full node can perform verification for whole network comes with too high practical cost. To make system usable for wide audience certain tradeoffs need to be made.
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 scope of the problems xx tries to solve, especially scaling problems - comes with decentralization, support to the dApps ecosystem, makes it very interesting 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? To control digital footprint of network users, and protect them from unwanted visibility.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I am more concern with the risk of breaking current encryption algorithms, on which all payment systems are build on.

A comprehensive application.

You have my vote!

Good luck with the rest of the application, note that you do need something like Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or greater but you can buy one if pass the selection process.

has my vote should you consider the upgrade of the GPU to 2070/3070

Looks good! Like already mentioned: you will need a other GPU, if selected.

You have my support :heavy_check_mark:

If you upgrade your GPU I will support this application

Like the application but can you improve your bandwidth and pls clarify GPU.

A response to the above would be helpful


is the upload bandwidth of 99 what is advertised by the ISP or is the actual bandwidth achievable? it’s a bit on the low side. also what GPU would you get if selected?