Node Application 10539573608, submitted 2019-02-19 6:05:10

Respondent Id 10539573608
Application Date 2019-02-19 6:05:10
Application Language English
Applicant City
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Malta
What languages do you speak? English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
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? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Run BTC/ETH Node on NAS and LND on Rasp Pi. Casa and Nodl. - Run Miner in 2013. Distributed computing has always been a topic of interest for many CS engineers and scientists. Today and in the future, the real revolution with BC (Cryptography is advanced mathematics) will take us to establish a new "social contract" from all the political and socio-economic problems we are facing today. The upcoming financial crisis (we don't know when but we know that capitalism has undermined democracy as Karl Marx had predicted) will come in small chops, but the bigger crisis we are facing is already happening in corp/gov instituional governance, privacy rights abuse, digital attention slavery, 1% concentration of wealth...etc. Crypto is a means to an end, it allows to free human beings from a mental prison but we have to fight for it because freedom ain't Free.O10
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Malta
Node State
Node Country Malta
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Sharding.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Packet Bandwidth
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) 30
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 60
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 500 eur
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) 60
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?
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications?
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services?
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node?
How did you originally hear about Elixxir?
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities?
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform?
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.
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?
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?
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