Orange XIII Node Application 12860731070

Respondent ID 12860731070
End Date 08/01/2021 7:49:38 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. 12553941159
City/Town Santiago
State/Province RM
Country Chile
What languages do you speak? (Please separate with commas so we can parse them) Spanish, English (some), French (some)
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
Non-technical Role or Other (please specify) Entrepreneur
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 Santiago
Node State/Province RM
Node Country Chile
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? n/a
    What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I'm applying again because the machine I originally bought had a hardware failure and the provider deleted my original IDF/key/crt files before I could backup them. Now I've got a brand-new machine that's working fine, but I need to reapply. I'll write the same things I wrote in my original application a few months ago. I don't see potential setbacks preventing me from operating a node: internet connection through optic fiber is good, equipment is ready and, moreover, I know people who are currently running xx nodes in Chile who could support me in case I needed.
    What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 400
    What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 940
    What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 97
    Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 25 USD/Month
    On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 4
    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). ENTEL CHILE S.A.
    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. n/a
    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)? NODE: CABINET ATX GAMEMAX, MOTHERBOARD MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK, ASUS VIDEO CARD DUAL-RTX3070-O8G SOURCE MWE 750W 80 WHITE PLUS COOLING LIQUID COOLER MASTER WATERCOOLER, ML240L ARGB V2, RAM 2X16GB DDR4 3600 MHZ HX436C17PB3 / 16, WD 1000GB BLACK NVME SSD M.2, RYZEN 7 3700X PROCESSOR WITH WRAITH PRISM COOLER // GATEWAY: HP 240 Celeron 4020 Notebook, 4GB RAM, 500GB SSD, 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
    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: n/a
    Why do you want to be a node? Because I think XX could change the way the world works.
    How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
    Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
    • Twitter
    • Discord
    Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
    What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Achieving real privacy in the digital space + the possibility of integrating messaging with payments + the potential of quantum resistance + David's leadership.
    Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No until now.
    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. No
      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 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 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
      What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed networks eliminate centralization and have no point isolated nor dependent of another single point to connect it with the rest of the network. Decentralized networks have multiple “central points” or nodes, each of which connects other peripheral points of the network. I lean more towards distributed networks depending on the context.
      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 is technical superior in terms of speed, scale, privacy and security, with potential improvements on functionality and user experience.
      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? It is key for securing digital rights, freedom and even democracy. If not, big tech companies and some governments can have too much control of our lives.
      In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I understand that quantum computers have by far a greater processing power than traditional computers, and therefore they will be able to break the security of current cryptography. Centralized systems are even more vulnerable, with single point of failure/compromise (but it doesn't mean that all distributed systems are quantum secure –that's why XX has such a huge potential).
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      I like it, has my support!

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      It seems to me that the specs of the hardware are written very vaguely. Could you indicate them more clearly? Then I’ll vote.

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      Sorry to hear from your previous node. There are indeed some node operators from Chile. Be sure that your bandwidth is sufficient please. Because the stats from the other operators in Chile are not that great.

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      Hi there. This is what I have now, after updating my gateway machine to fulfill new gateway spec’s.
      NODE:

      • memory: 32GiB = 2 x 16GiB DIMM DDR4 Synchronous U
      • processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Proc
      • storage: WesternDigital 1000GB BLACK NVME SSD M.2 WDS100T3X0C-00SJG0
      • disk: 1TB NVMe namespace
      • gpu: ASUS DUAL-RTX3070-O8G

      GATEWAY:

      • memory: 4GiB SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2667 MHz
      • processor: Intel(R) Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz (4-Core)
      • storage: WesternDigital 500GB BLACK NVME SSD M.2 WDS500G3X0C-00SJG0
      • disk: 500GB NVMe namespace
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      Thank you @Robbie84. I’ve discussed it with some of the people here, and I’ve already hire the best alternative in the market. There won’t be any problem related. I’ve hired a 940 Mbps download / 400 Mbps upload fiber-optic internet plan, which will be used only for this purpose. I’ve already configured “dynamic IP address with dynamic DNS” for both machines as suggested in the Hardware Requirements section of the XX wiki.

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      Thanks for your reply. :+1:

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      í like the answeres and the effort after the first setback. has my support

      vote