Node Application 10544824948, submitted 2019-02-21 1:25:48

Respondent Id 10544824948
Application Date 2019-02-21 1:25:48
Application Language English
Applicant City Gold Coast
Applicant State/Province QLD
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English, Czech, German, Spanish
What is your occupation? IT
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? I have been investing, mining and generally involved in Crypto space since late 2015. I am running miners for Worktips, developed custom trading app and I am looking into node space.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Sydney
Node State NSW
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? simplicity and reliability
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? internet speed
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) 20
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 80
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 100AUD/month (500KW at AUD$0.25/KW + add.cost)
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) 40
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? 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? 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: nil
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) azure,aws,digital-ocean - vms linux,win machines
Why do you want to be a node? I believe this project has a great potential and I wish to be part of it
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Telegram
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? innovative approach to scaling strategy and consensus protocol
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? worktips
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? decentralised - load and decision is not centralised distributed - decision can be centralised, load is spread prefer decentralised model
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 brings blockchain technology to the public, by addressing the scaling issue while maintaining high level of security. Speed is the main driver today and Elixxir is built on it.
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? I believe we should be protecting our privacy and it seems that we are going the opposite direction. Privacy by Default to my best knowledge helps in this aspect.
Tags Individual, Australia, English