|End Date||05/25/2021 11:35:18 PM|
|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.|
|What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them)||English|
|What is your occupation?||Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)|
|Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)||Civil Engineer|
|How many years experience in your field?||4-7|
|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|
|For which networks have you ever operated a node?|
|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?||Don't know yet|
|What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||6 Mbps|
|What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide?||115 Mbps|
|What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node?||80|
|Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running.||12-15 ¢/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?`||60|
|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).||Verizon|
|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)?||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:||Processor: Intel Core i7 - 4720HQ CPU @ 2.60 GHz 4 cores Video: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M / Intel HD Graphics 4600 Hard Drive: Intel Raid 0 Volume 238.48 GB / HGST HTS721010A9E630 0.91 TB Mainboaard: MS-16H3 by Boxxtech Memory: 2x8 GB|
|Why do you want to be a node?||to be part of the future, helping the development, benefits|
|How did you originally hear about the xx network?||Personal research on bitcoin history, eCash and David Chaum|
|Which current xx network communities are you a member of?||
|Are you an active member of those communities?||Yes|
|What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform?||it's utility, history and stage of development|
|Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?|
|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:||
|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.||1-5|
|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||
|What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?||Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made, Distributed means that the processing is shared across multiple nodes, but the decisions may still be centralized and use complete system knowledge. I go with Direct Democracy.|
|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.||xx network is implementing blockchain technology and encryption which obscures metadata to offer a truly private, decentralized messaging and payment platform. This means that with xx network technology, there is no way for any third party -- including governments or tech companies or even the network itself -- to see information about the sender or recipient(s) of communications or payments.|
|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?||Because it's our privacy and non-negotiable. Ridiculous!|
|In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?||the demise of currently used cryptography in general and protects all information and data from manipulation and tracking. someone with an operational quantum computer who has your public key could falsify this signature, and therefore potentially spend anyone’s Bitcoins|
Generally a good application and you have my support.
However, if you are selected to host a node, you will need to meet all hardware and connection bandwidth requirements:
This is not high enough, the minimum bandwidth is 100 Mbps Up & Down.
Uptime requirements for this month is 80% but this will increase as we approach mainnnet.
Most of these specs do not meet the requirements for hosting a node. You will need to get hardware that meets the minimum requirements.
Worthy is correct and has provided the specs. Meet that and I will support you.
Your geo location is great but can you upgrade your internet plan?
Agree with the others above.
Great location! Please improve your application where necessary