Orange XII Node Application 12781399855

Respondent ID 12781399855
End Date 06/29/2021 9:38:18 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 Brussels
State/Province Brussels
Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) english, french, spanish
What is your occupation? IT
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? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Brussels
Node State/Province Brussels
Node Country Belgium
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? lower energy consumption, lower transaction cost and payment apps
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? n/a
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 50 Mbps
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300 Mbps
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 85
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.3 euro per 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?` 75
    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). VOO
    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? Deploying HP-UX and RHEL servers to run network management systems for european telco operators.
    Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 32 GB DDR4, 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:
    Why do you want to be a node? help to launch xx a new crypto currency, learn more about xx/blockchain, and earn coins
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    • LinkedIn
    Are you an active member of those communities? No
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? leverage of quantum computing, platform backed by a large community of experts
    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)? Meetup meetings in Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp)
    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:
    • Instructional video content: Training on collaborative tools (Atlassian, Asana, Trello, etc.)
    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
    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 promote quantum secure distributed systems
    • To earn xx coins
    • To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world
    • To contribute to a promising project
    • To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy
    What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized = no control
    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. better security thanks to quantum computing, faster settlement, scalability
    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? trust
    In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?


    Is it possible to upgrade your upload speed?

    If hosting both node and gateway on one machine you ideally need 150mbps upload and 100 mbps at each location if the node and gateway are at separate locations.

    Hi @Steve - yes, it is possible. I will contact my ISP to upgrade de upload speed. I have been told they support the required bandwidth.

    Great if you can upgrade bandwidth.Your uptime estimation is below the treshold btw.
    For the rest :+1:

    My voice. Good luck! I hope you succeed.

    I would agree, needs to improve bandwidth. Aside from that, applicant is good.

    I vote yes, I hope you will cope with all problems

    @GW32 - thank you for your vetting. I am working on upgrading my bandwidth - most likely, I will switch to another ISP which is fine by me.

    Thank you @totosh - working on upgrading my upload bandwidth.

    I confirm I am upgrading upload bandwidth to 100Mbps.

    Thanks for replying… :+1: