Node Application 10538322676, submitted 2019-02-18 22:36:45

Respondent Id 10538322676
Application Date 2019-02-18 22:36:45
Application Language English
Applicant City Panama
Applicant State/Province Panama
Applicant Country Panama
What languages do you speak? English, Spanish, Portuguese
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I've been involved in blockchain development for the past 5 years. I've been fortunate to have been a beta tester for Komodo Platform and subsequently their first support manager. I currently manage a blockchain consulting firm. I have history at Pivx, Komodo, and NEM.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Panamá
Node State Panamá
Node Country Panamá
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos, Monero, Komodo Platform , DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Improved monitoring tools.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? It depends on the initial investment or bond.
What is a reasonable maximum connection speed on which you could operate a BetaNet node in your geographic region? (Where 0 = 10 Megabits/second, and 100 = 10 Gigabits/second) 60
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 16 cents per KW
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator? (Where 0 = 1 hour/month, and 100 = 20 hours/month) 100
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Both
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe)
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) We've are prepared to deploy the cloud based solution until we are able to buy the hardware.
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: No
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) For the past 2 years we've been working with AWS and their blockchain solutions. We've also worked with OVH and deployed nodes on 5 different platforms.
Why do you want to be a node? I've always been interested in being involved with the latest developments in blockchain and each time a new network comes around that catches my attention, I dedicate time and integrate myself into the community with the hopes of adding to the network. I've been fortunate to have been a beta testers for several blockchains.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Bitcointalk
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? As I understand it, this is a different type of network that will be built by one do the father's of cryptography and digital cash. I'd want to be a part of it.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Komodo, NEM, veruscoin, tezos, and pivx
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Money2020, Blockshow Singapore, and Anarcapulco
As part of growing the Elixxir community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an Elixxir 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. Yes (how much content on a monthly basis?)
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis? 1 video weekly
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed networks share data between nodes but the decision making is still centralized as opposed to a decentralized network where consensus is what matters. I believe there are use cases for both types of networks. By design the most robust networks are decentralized, and that's where I sit on a personal level. However, when dealing with government and traditional finance they tend to like more centralization.... Which in some cases I can fully understand. So it depends on the situation.
As best as you can given currently available information, please describe the value proposition of the Elixxir platform and how it differs from other current blockchain solutions. In simple terms, Elixxir will introduce the technology for blockchain to scale so that it can be used as a global retail payment network.
Privacy by Default is a goal of the Elixxir Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet? Cash has inherent privacy that blockchains and distributed ledgers should have as well.
Tags Group, Panamá , English

Great application :+1:
You have my support.