Node Application 10541761741, submitted 2019-02-20 3:35:28

Respondent Id 10541761741
Application Date 2019-02-20 3:35:28
Application Language English
Applicant City Madrid
Applicant State/Province Madrid
Applicant Country Spain
What languages do you speak? Spanish, English
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? Experience mostly with Bitcoin and Zcash including development, running nodes, mining pools, and app design. Have also run nodes of other coins including Ethereum, Augur, Gridcoin, Bitshares, Tezos having experience in both POW and POS coins. Started using Bitcoin in 2010 and have been studying the space since then.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Madrid
Node State Madrid
Node Country Spain
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos, Zcash, Beam, Bitshares, Gridcoin, Xaya
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Specifications, quality of documentation, including both user and developer documentation and ease of use. However those are improvements needed for all the crypto field in general and we should all contribute to improve that.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Would like to study in depth the technical documents in addition to the ones already released. Also interested in the coin specifications including distribution details and other important technical details. Currently I expect Elixxir to be at the top of the list in quality and features both technical and economically as a medium of exchange and store of value.
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) 65
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. . 0.13 Euro per Kw
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) 100
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? Datacenter
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) Intel Core i7-6850K 12 cores, 32GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti, 600 Megabit Internet connection, 500GB SSD disk unit (additional 1TB SSD to be added), Windows 10
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: Have additional machines including two Intel Xeon E5 with 48 cores, 64GB RAM, Nvidia 1080Ti and 600Megabit internet connection which could be used as backup nodes. Will replace their regular disk by SSD if Elixxir supports running a backup node which could be started when node 1 goes down or is under maintenance.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? Expecting Elixxir to be at the top of the existing crypto coins. The quality of its team is already at the top. And It would be nice to be able to help by being a node or in other ways as well.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Several crypto readings and news sites
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Cryptography, privacy, scalability, capacity as medium of exchange and would like to see it also as a store of value.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Bitcoin, Zcash, Beam, Xaya and others.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No
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. No
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? In decentralized networks there is not a unique entity or a few unique entities which are in control of the network nodes, but rather a variety of individuals and entities run the nodes, none of which controls in excess of the 50% of the network. I support decentralization and decentralized networks.
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, scalability and speed. When matched with security it offers features that other existing competitors could not match but are at the same time required qualities for any crypto coin to succeed.
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? Privacy is key for a free society and for achieving true human liberty. Privacy by default in every software product that we design as software engineers will help to achieve that, while at the same time helps to avoid a future where the current data extraction and abuse problems that we see all around the internet get even worse. Privacy is a human right that we should all respect and take seriously when designing our products.
Tags Individual, Spain, English

u have my vote, i think u is a best professional for this beta node. join the group Comunidad Elixxir Español. un saludo

Hi there. Thanks a lot for your comments. Ready to rock and setup a node. It will be a lot of fun if selected and given the opportunity.
Either way, have a great beta launch Elixxir and team!

Your reasoning for supporting this project are my reasons too.Would be great to have you on board