Node Application 10538361556, submitted 2019-02-18 23:23:03

Respondent Id 10538361556
Application Date 2019-02-18 23:23:03
Application Language English
Applicant City Chicago
Applicant State/Province Illinois
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Spanish
What is your occupation? Digital Advertising
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Trading, researching since early Feb. 2017, build GPU miners and ran LTC miner
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Chicago
Node State IL
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? n/a
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Security
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? none
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) 50
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 500
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) 65
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) Motherboard, GPU card, Power supply
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: GPU MSI RX580 8gb
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? Experience to run node, learning opp. and ground floor experience
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy coin, speed
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? no
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? n/a
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? article a month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized is a network open to the market with limited governance over the network and a global consensus to resolve any issues or move forward. Distributed networks are managed more intensely and are more structured in decision making. I side closer to the distributed side (to a point) where the main goal of the network is not altered by malicious characters and can be guided through tough times.
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. I believe that privacy coins will be very instrumental to cryptocurrencies moving forward. Harnessing speed and a good framework will ensure success.
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? Currently, all transactions are public which leads to any individual tracking someones address. This could potentially cause problems once an address is made public.
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