Node Application 10538398301, submitted 2019-02-19 0:04:02

Respondent Id 10538398301
Application Date 2019-02-19 0:04:02
Application Language English
Applicant City Las Vegas
Applicant State/Province Nevada
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Engineer
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Mining and some trading and learning what BlockChain technology can do for the people and the projects that can be built on BlockChain.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Las Vegas
Node State Nevada
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Nasgo
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Just keep it simple for the masses to get it mainstream and user friendly. Possibly cloud mining.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Not sure never set it up yet.
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) 45
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 45
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . .9 cents per kilowatt
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) 16
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
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? No
Yes (Please list specs)
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: I only have a apple laptop
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? To secure the elixiir network.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Coindesk
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Facebook, Medium
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? That it was the original creator of Digi Cash so it’s safe to say he knows what he’s doing.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? N/A
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No but I want to
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. No
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis?
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made. Distributed means that the processing is shared across multiple nodes, but the decisions may still be centralized and use complete system knowledge.
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. Well everything from speed, scalability, privacy and security has been an issue in the crypto space and elixiir has solved that problem.
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? It’s important for the end user every step of the way. For instance once a product or service has been released to the public, the strictest privacy settings should apply by default, without any manual input from the end user.
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