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XX Network BetaNet Node Testing

XX Network BetaNet Node Testing

    Xx network re-opened the registration of applications in the BetaNet Node test campaign. You can earn 7000 xx coins a month while doing it.

    Reward pool
    ~ $380 000
    Expected profit
    ~ $2 500
    Max participants
    DropsEarn score
    Neutral

  • Activity Type: Testing Contest Nodes
  • Date: 24 Apr 2020 03:00(UTC+3) - 9 Jun 2020 03:00(UTC+3)
  • Registration: Closed
  • When reward: Every Month
  • Event status: You can't participate (Event ended)
  • Links: Announcement Official Website
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How To Participate

  1. For potential applicants, visit xx.network/nodes to learn more about being a BetaNet node operator, including requirements and compensation.
  2. Then fill out your application here.

About BetaNet

For the July 1st launch, there are 150 spots available on a first come, first serve basis across groups. There are still spots available for the initial launch following the participation restrictions on US nodes, and later this year, the BetaNet will expand to all nodes from all groups.


Like before, the goals are:

  1.  Openness and fairness

  2.  Flexibility

  3.  Timeliness

  4.  Clear, concise, and easily understood expectations and documentation

  5.  Technical excellence and high quality deployments
     

The 6-step process described below is designed to ensure every stage is transparent to the community while also eliciting impactful community input. This accelerated version will still ensure that community voices are addressed and will hopefully give everyone a chance to join the xx BetaNet.
 

  • Step 1: Questionnaire (April 24 - April 28th)

At the beginning of the initial process a questionnaire was run to understand community attitudes towards a variety of topics, and a followup questionnaire was run in April of this year. We have used this information to better inform the BetaNet and this process. Specific answers to the questionnaires have been kept anonymous.
 

  • Step 2: Application (May 21 - May 30)

Applications for the Violet team are now available! Applications will close on May 30th. This will be a rolling process with steps 3 and 4.
 

  • Step 3: Initial Screening (May 21 - June 2nd)

A rolling screening process for applications for the Violet team will begin on May 21st. Applications which are screened will be posted to the BetaNet Forum.
 

  • Step 4: Publish Applications (May 21 - June 2nd)

After screening, applications will be published to the xx network forum. The public will be given a chance to comment on both the process and the selected nodes, giving the xx network further insight into community opinion regarding the conduct of the selection process as well as any insights regarding any operators. This allows the network to screen the xx network’s decisions and helps ensure the process is not being manipulated. This process will also allow for public dispute resolution over the initial screening.
 

  • Step 5: Initial Decision and Public Discussion (June 4th - June  9th)

The xx network will make a preliminary decision, announce selection results and request public comment. This process will also allow for public dispute resolution over the selection.
 

  • Step 6: Final Decision (June 9th)

The xx network will make the final decision on the members of the violet team and will produce a document summarizing the selection process and describing the reasoning behind our decision making.
 

This methodology is built on historical precedent. Nowadays people tend to think of the internet as a public utility akin to the electric power grid or plumbing or running water. But there was a time early-on when this wasn’t the case, and attempts to standardize access to the Internet were high-stakes, and highly-contested. A new organization, the IETF, (Internet Engineering Task Force) emerged to help manage early standardization efforts and implement a methodology which, despite attempts by virtually every major Information Technology corporation to influence Internet standards in their own favor, ultimately led to the standard that brought us the Internet.

The xx community-driven selection process draws from the IETF’s early methodology to create a robust, high-quality procedure for reaching agreement on this first vetted-set of BetaNet nodes. 
 

Note: US persons are not eligible to receive compensation in the BetaNet, however they are welcome to participate without compensation. xx network does not distribute, offer, solicit sales of, or sell any xx coins in any state or jurisdiction in which such a distribution, offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

 

Hardware Requirements

 

Node

  • CPU: High core count modern CPU with Hyperthreading Capable of meeting Multithreaded PassMark score of 15,500 or Cinebench R5 Multi Score score of 1750
  • Examples: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, Intel Core i9-9980HK
  • GPU: Nvidia Turing or Tesla GPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or greater
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 or more (an upgrade path to 32GB is recommended)
  • Storage: 1TB High Speed Enterprise NVME (PCI) SSD
  • Example: Samsung 970 PRO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe
  • Recommended speed: 500,000 /500,000 IOPS
  • Recommended Reliability: 1.5 million hours MTBF
  • Bandwidth: 100mbit up / 100mbit down

 

Gateway

Expected to be in the cloud, can be on the node for BetaNet, see here

  • CPU: modern dual core
  • GPU: None
  • RAM: 2GB or more
  • Storage: 250GB
  • Bandwidth: 100mbit up / 100mbit down (separate from node bandwidth)