Node Application 10538447996, submitted 2019-02-19 0:51:04

Respondent Id 10538447996
Application Date 2019-02-19 0:51:04
Application Language English
Applicant City Bratislava
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Slovakia
What languages do you speak? Slovak, Czech, English, French, Arabic
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Crypto enthusiast, trader, miner, had run few nodes
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Bratislava
Node State
Node Country Slovakia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Code release cycles and support on git fetting things running :)
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None at the moment. We are prepared to build our own HW and start iperations within a week
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) 92
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.2euro/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) 20
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Hardware
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
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) Own a mobo and GPU. Rest of components we can buy same week
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 have several servers at home which i use for different purposes
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Past experience with Deploying servers on AWS. On private cloud for company i work for. My role changed meanwhile, but i still supervise at times deployments
Why do you want to be a node? I beleive in this project and want to be a part of it. I’m a payment industry expert and this is where i see the future of payments :)
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Web summit, David Chaum speak
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord, Facebook, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Messaging platform Security, annonimization Speed
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not at this stage. Used to be active part of bitcoin node community in the past
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Last one i attended in Amsterdam Dec 2018, unleashing blockchain
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? Bi-weekly
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed means processing is shared across nodes, but decision can be somehow in some aspects centralized; while decentralized means no single node can make a decision. I’m advocate for both when used reasonably
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. For me, as i already stated before, elixxir could become the next gen swift and disrupt the payment industry
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? Data privacy is more and more important in the digital age we live in, as if it gets in the wrong hands can be weaponized
Tags Group, Slovakia, English
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