Node Application 10541425669, submitted 2019-02-20 0:33:04

Respondent Id 10541425669
Application Date 2019-02-20 0:33:04
Application Language English
Applicant City Freedom
Applicant State/Province Ca
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Hobbyist
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? 420 days in the trenches. Learning daily. I’ve read many white papers, and vested in a few.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Freedom
Node State Ca
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? I’m thinking you are building the nodes that Bitcoin and Ethereum would have better off starting with. So no new ideas so far.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
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) 100
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.14cents(USD)/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) 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? 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: No . I would build the node from scratch with your specs I believe it’s about $1700
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Not yet , but I’m currently (coding )building a App that I will need to do this. So soon I will be jumping in the cloud.
Why do you want to be a node? I believe elixxir will be the correct type of blockchain for the future. I’m going to have a BTC Lightning node up this month also.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Facebook, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The way the security is laid up.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? BTC lighting, and I ran a Ethereum node for a little bit. But that was on one of my laptops that I needed for something else. I am going to be running my other nodes on PI from here on out, stand alone.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Nov18 Blockchain Expo :Blockchain/AI/Crypto
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? I would spend 2 hrs a month on various community article updates.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Earth is in right now trouble from nearly every centralized network period, in my opinion. And the sooner every knowing capable Earthling is on top of decentralization the better the odds get on stopping the powers that be from sucking every last percentage of income out of us. I’m all about decentralized distributed crypto networks. Especially Elixxir.
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. 8 second transactions that only use hash in a mixing protocol to a node team. In a way that has a near virtually impossible to corrupt design. Need I say more?
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 I, and everyone should, values my personal freedom. From Govts, to Corps, and very soon AGI, and hackers!
Tags Individual, United States, English

When you see something that will be a marvelous next generation in an emerging market as Elixxir will be then it took me as critical to become as involved as allowed ASAP.
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chaum dot com/publications/publications
Team work makes this dream work.