Orange XIII Node Application 12843802232

Respondent ID 12843802232
End Date 07/25/2021 6:02:38 PM
language ru
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 Hrodna
State/Province Hrodna
Country Belarus
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) English, Russian, Belarussian, Polish
What is your occupation? Software Development
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Düsseldorf
Node State/Province North Rhine-Westphalia
Node Country Germany
For which networks have you ever operated a node?
  • Other (please specify): Nym, Agoric, Solana, Minima, Bit.Country, Aleo, Zeitgeist
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I need to study this question closely if I'll be chosen to run a node.
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? 100 Mbit/s
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 100 Mbit/s
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. 0.232 USD / 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?` 100
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. Contabo
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? I run all my nodes in different data centers. I have experience using Contabo, Namecheap, Vdsina, Webtropia, AWS and other data centers.
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 am a blockchain enthusiast. I want to help make our society future more bright with the help of decentralisation that blockchain technology brings. I understand problems wich will arise with the grows of quantum computer technology, and I want to help to prevent them.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
  • Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Discord
  • LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Quantum resistance for blockchain.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?,, Solana validators, Agoric incentivized testnet validators.
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:
  • Instructional video content: I was a lector on test automation courses, also a speaker on test automation conference.
  • Livestream/broadcast video content: I was sharing my experience with other company members after visiting developer conference
  • Group messaging curation / management (telegram, whatsapp, etc): I help newbies in telegram channels
  • Other forum management: I was working on different management roles in my career
  • Meetup group management: I was the organizator of diffent events in real life, not related to IT
  • Other: I am a memeber of ambassador programs in Joystream, and Covalent blockchains
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. As much as will be necessary.
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 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 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? Difference is in independent decision making in decentralized networks. I'm a fan of decentralization.
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. It's the only platform I know which promises to make quantum resistant blockchain. Also it brings many more advantages offered by blockchain itself.
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 without privacy government and big corporations tend to abuse their power and build monopolies and dictatorships. If we don't want to live in Orwell's world, we should all care about privacy.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? In case of decentralized systems they could, for example, crack private keys. In centralized systems they could crack credentials.

You will need a GPU to run a node.

Can you buy a gpu and provide specs?

I can find another datacenter server with gpu if I’ll be selected. I have enough money to afford it. And I will make it powerfull enough to work sustainably. So I really don’t think that it’s time to search the specs of the server right now, because if I’ll not be chosen it’s waste of my time.

Waste of time? That is your response to the community?

You asked me to fill this form. I’ve done it. You told me that I will need a GPU. I’m OK with that. But you ask me to again to provide some specs of some server, while I’m even not sure that I will be allowed to run a node. This is silly.

Is it that hard or silly to provide info? At the end you will know at least that you did your best.

It’s silly and time consuming to provide unnecessary information, which could become not relevant (because I could choose any server which I would need, and stats of 1 particular server don’t mean anything at the moment).

So please, stop this usless discussion and appreciate your and mine time.