Node Application 10540184480, submitted 2019-02-19 14:24:27

Respondent Id 10540184480
Application Date 2019-02-19 14:24:27
Application Language English
Applicant City Victoria
Applicant State/Province BC
Applicant Country Canada
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? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Mixed. Worked on a few proofs of concepts for blockchain based crypto currencies. Mining.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Victoria
Node State BC
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Gulden
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Speed, Distribution, Decentralisation, Reliance on ASIC and GPU, Barriers to entry
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Required stake
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) 55
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.12/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) 50
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? 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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Deployed countless servers for web apps, and micro architectures with ansible, or manually. Also developer docker envs for local dev.
Why do you want to be a node? A large number of node operators is key to the long term success of a decentralised block-chain
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? I believe a medium article
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Facebook, Medium
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Speed, scale, potential for cheap transactions, privacy, first serious "PoS"
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? None, they seem to lack incentive for new developers
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? None, none locally.
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? 1-3 blog articles a month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralisation is the number of nodes available to make a decision. Distribution is multiple nodes making a decision. Both are fundamental to success .
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. Elixxir is a scalable high-performance payment and messaging platform. The key differentiation for a users is keys securing a single denom vs wallet. In short it's a PoSesque platform which is faster and more scalable than traditional PoW platforms.
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? As we move towards a global economy, nation states and private corporations are gathering massive amounts of data with and without individuals consent. The ability to control this information or at the least transact and conduct business with sovereignty is vital to the new global economy.
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