Orange X Node Application 12604089941

Respondent ID 12604089941
End Date 04/25/2021 6:33:40 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.
City/Town St Albans
Country UK
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 St Albans
Node State/Province
Node Country UK
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): nym, kava
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?
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100MBit
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100Mbit
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.
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 95
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). Virgin Media
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? I was working as a system admin and deployed tons of hp/sun/ibm hw and os in the past
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? i7-8750H cpu, GeForce MX150, 970 evo plus 2 TB ssd
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? privacy is a matter, wanted to contribute to the promising project.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Discord
  • BetaNet Forum
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? claiming the network privacy
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? nym, kava
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:
    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. at least once a month
    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 contribute to a promising project
    • To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
    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.
    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?
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

    Can you provide some additional answers?

    What gpu and more answers pls.

    Hi, The gpu is Nvidia GeForce MX150. I know it’s a bit low profile but after initial run I’m planning to upgrade my node configuration.

    Sorry but that simply isn’t going to work. Your required to meet the min HW specs from the start not later! Your node would affect the network and other nodes if you ran insufficient specs.

    Nodes run independently and connect peer to peer dynamically in the decentralized network in order to increase stability, privacy and scalability hence there is no single point of failure and no single host control over the network, every node makes its own decision. As for distributed networks, nodes share their resources to work towards a common goal. Difficult for a node to get the global view of the network. I love decentralized network because of the independence of making a decision.

    Sorry, I didn’t know that insufficient specs affect the network and other nodes. Is there any performance measurement of all current nodes? I mean how do you ensure that all current nodes meet minimum requirements?

    Do you know what the spec requirements are?

    A no from me. You should be aware of the minimum specs that are required if you are serious about running a node. Half the application is empty.

    The speed is limited too. Are you willing to upgrade your bandwidth and hardware? Points raised above are important - Did you read the requirements before filling up the form?