Key Goals of the
Openness and fairness
Clear, concise, and easily understood expectations and documentation.
Technical excellence and high quality deployments
The initial questionnaire was published in 2019 ahead of the selection of the Blue, Teal and White groups, and another instance of the questionnaire was used as part of the Violet group selection process. These questionnaires informed the creation of the node application.
Applications are always open! There will be a cutoff on the 1st of each month to process each group of applications for nodes joining the network on the 1st of the next month (for example, all applications received by the first of September will be processed for an October 1st run date).
Applications are screened to ensure they include key info, such as email address and internet speed.
Applications received by the first of the month will be screened and posted to the BetaNet Forum by the first Wednesday of that month for public comment.
The public can review applications in order to advise the xx network and to ensure the integrity of the process.
Decision and Public Discussion
The preliminary selection results will be posted to the forum for public comment on the second Monday of each month. This allows for public dispute resolution regarding selections.
Final selections will be released on the third Monday of every month along with a document summarizing the selection process and describing the reasoning behind all decision making.
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Commitment to Hardware Requirements
As applications currently have considerable variability in experience, location, hardware, internet speeds and other factors, criteria are still under development and will evolve.
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What to Expect After Submitting?
Submissions are processed in groups beginning on the first of every month. Check the forum beginning on the 1st Wednesday of each month to see all posted submissions and to leave your feedback. An initial selection will be posted on the 2nd Monday of the month, and the final selection will be available on the 3rd Monday of the month. You will receive an email if you are selected in that group.
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What if I'm denied in this group?
Nodes are most frequently denied for failing to meet the criteria listed above, or for applying from a very competitive region where space for each group is heavily limited.
Repeated applications demonstrate commitment to the network and will be prioritized. Additionally, if you apply in a group where there are many other applicants from your region, your application will be less competitive. However, if you apply again when there are fewer applicants from your region, your application will be more competitive.
If your initial application was incomplete or of low quality, increasing the quality can improve your chance of selection.
You can contact [email protected] with any questions about your individual application and what next steps to take.
Can I run two nodes?
The same individual or entity cannot run two nodes at this time.
I’m from the US. What does that mean for me?
U.S. Persons are not eligible to participate in the xx coin incentive program for nodes, however, may participate in the network without coin compensation. U.S. nodes complete the same application process and, if selected, will receive further instructions via email.
This methodology is built on a historical precedent. Attempts to standardize access to the Internet by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) were high-stakes and highly-contested. Starting in 1993, IETF operated as an open standards organization successfully implementing a methodology to manage standardization efforts. Despite ongoing attempts by major Information Technology corporations to manipulate Internet standards, IETF efforts ultimately delivered an open Internet.
The xx community-driven selection process draws from the IETF’s early methodology to select xx BetaNet nodes.
The xx network is committed to a methodology that balances the need for open and transparent communication with the requirements of building the network.