Node Application 10538589879, submitted 2019-02-19 3:05:26

Respondent Id 10538589879
Application Date 2019-02-19 3:05:26
Application Language English
Applicant City Berlin
Applicant State/Province Berlin
Applicant Country Germany
What languages do you speak? English, German, French
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? I've been active in the space since 2015. I have consulted automotive, design and FinTech clients re: UX aspects of blockchain/DLT.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Berlin
Node State Berlin
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? IOTA
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? All user facing aspects should be clear and easy to use. Single points of failure need to be clearly stated.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? DE bureaucracy.
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) 10
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . €.27-.30kwh
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) 8
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? office space in 10405 or 13088 Berlin
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: High end Dell tower.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I believe we are (as many have said) at the beginning of the beginning. We need good actors in this space now, who are looking for long term growth––not just a quick buck. I am a 50 yo man with a family, long term thinking is what drives me.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Stef's Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? They want to do it right, not fast.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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? a few hours a month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I'm a realist re: the need for centralisation *now* and an optimist about decentralisation *in future*.
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.
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?
Tags Group, Germany, English
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