Orange XI Node Application 12679303361

Respondent ID 12679303361
End Date 05/21/2021 11:48:12 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 Mannheim
State/Province BW
Country Germany
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) German, English, French
What is your occupation? IT
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? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Mannheim
Node State/Province BW
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
  • Other (please specify): Mysterium
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Ease of installation and maintenance (see e.g. Umbrel as an example). Ability to run the node on a small, self contained, portable system
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? 1Gbit
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1Gbit
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0,30 € / 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?` 10
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
If your server is located in your personal home, please specify the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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. 1151 UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? My previous company did self-host everything and so am I at my own company at the moment.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
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? I want to support a promising project.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Research on crypto specialists and their current projects
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? The way xx integrates communication with the messenger and crypto is promising and new.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Bitcoin
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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: I did create instructional material for my previous employers. Sadly all private
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. 2 videos/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 promote quantum secure distributed systems
  • 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
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?

The first portion of your application, looks promising but can you please complete ALL the questions in the application in order to be considered to host a node.

You also mention that you will host the node in a datacentre, just bear in mind that you will need to meet the minimum hardware and connectivity requirements. GPUs are not common in a datacentre unless you plan on colocation. If you don’t have a GPU you would need quite a beefy CPU.

Many you please give an indication of what plan you would use to meet these requirements?


Please answer 4 last questions

This datacenter was created just recently June 17th.

Unfortunate choice of datacenter, there are much better. In general, for this network it is better to run the node from home.

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