Node Application 10539626442, submitted 2019-02-19 11:12:12

Respondent Id 10539626442
Application Date 2019-02-19 11:12:12
Application Language English
Applicant City Austin
Applicant State/Province Texas
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Running meetups, building elementary blockchains for fun, investment, ERC-20 based project implementations.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Austin
Node State Texas
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Nothing insubstantial. Little details have been covered well.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Minimum viable investment being too high.
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) 35
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.04/KwH
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) 4
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) 4.6Ghz i7 w/ 32 megs RAM and a 4-SSD RAID-0
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'm a nerd, bro. I can build at *least* 8 million new machines out of the parts laying around.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? Because Elixxir is a baller project and I enjoy supporting those.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Coindesk
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Enough privacy to overcome well-organized state-level bad actors, such as the multinational data hegemony.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Of course! Bit Torrent Token is doing decently, but might be a hype-rocket.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Negative, Ghost Rider.
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? Up to full time.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralized system is a series of hub-spoke networks behaving cooperatively, while a distributed system forms a mesh-network.
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. High bandwidth connectivity over a distributed system with complete privacy. Both the raw speed, and granular privacy, are core differentiating factors of Elixxir.
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? Because a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
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