Node Application 10544022102, submitted 2019-02-20 16:52:20

Respondent Id 10544022102
Application Date 2019-02-20 16:52:20
Application Language English
Applicant City Montreal
Applicant State/Province Quebec
Applicant Country Canada
What languages do you speak? English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
What is your occupation? Biomedical Engineer & Filmmaker
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? I am a blockchain enthusiast: I study both the operational aspects of different tokens as well as their economics and their potential disruptive aspect.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Montreal
Node State Quebec
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), XSN, REN
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? I was seduced by the One-click setup of some coins. I'd love to have an extremely easy way to update the nodes, and a notification of the status of the node.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? If costs would become too important.
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) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. .
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) 25
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
In what type of environment would this server be located? Bare Metal server at Vultr
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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) E3-1270v6 processor, 8CPU @ 3.8 Ghz, 32768Mb Mem, 10Gb Ethernet
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) XSN, REN
Why do you want to be a node? The first step for a coin to succeed is to have enough robustness e.g nodes
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I read several interviews David Chaum's and understand the flaws of BTC and trust that Elixxir can solve those issues.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Local BTC meetups in the Netherlands
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 could help with videos, but would feel unconfortable sharing my own opinions
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized have nodes individually attached to bigger nodes, while distributed has each node connected to several other nodes.
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 scalable privacy-focused digital cash, while BTC is not private, ETH is not scalable, XRP is not really decentralized, and most other competitors show governance issues.
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? Long answer short: because 1984 is soon to be a reality.
Tags Individual, Canada, English

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