Orange X Node Application 12600578784

Respondent ID 12600578784
End Date 04/23/2021 12:51:23 PM
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.
State/Province Wiltshire
Country UK
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Italian
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 Melksham
Node State/Province Wiltshire
Node Country UK
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, 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? Loss of internet connectivity or power loss
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 120
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 120
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. £0.13 kWh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 20
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). Indipendent Fibre Network
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 5 3600, RTX 3060, Corsair 32GB DDR4,Samsung 980 PRO 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0
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:
Why do you want to be a node? To contribute to the success of the xx network and to earn some coins.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The focus on total anonymity coupled with the fact that the currency is quantum proof.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not anymore, but I have run a node for Bitcoin when it was still profitable to mine with GPUs
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: Happy to improve documentation
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 can help with improving documentation for getting started guides, etc.
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 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 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 distributed networks there is still a centralised authority that controls the network. In a decentralized network, each node within the network functions as a separate authority with independent decision-making.
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 xx network focuses on anonymity by scrubbing all metadata as information travels the network. The xx coin is quantum secure which ensures longevity.
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 avoid governaments & other entities collecting data and using this data to further their agendas.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Quantum computers are probably still a few years away from becoming a threat to crypto currencies but I would not want to invest in a currency that could be at risk in just a few years.
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Looks good to me!

Nice overall application. Can you improve your bandwidth if need be?

Decent application with good location. Has my vote.


good application. you might want to check the latest on support for a rtx 3060 for a node if selected. from comments made in the forum, it is a little underpowered.

“INT32 performance of the 3060 seems to be closer to the 2060 than the 2070. It has to due with the chip design. As I understand it, on the 3060 there are actually only 1792 cores available for INT32. For reference RTX 2060 has 1920 cores and the 2070 has 2304. I’m going to have to not suggest the RTX 3060. However, the 3060ti is good.”
The cards that are supported and recommended for compatibility and capability, but not necessarily by price. You will have to decide what you are willing to spend.

RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080ti, RTX 2070 Super, RTX 2080 Super, RTX 3060ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3080, RTX 3090