Node Application 10545552244, submitted 2019-02-21 8:39:09

Respondent Id 10545552244
Application Date 2019-02-21 8:39:09
Application Language English
Applicant City Washington
Applicant State/Province DC
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Bosnian, German
What is your occupation? Manager, Business Development
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 written an internal white paper on Blockchain technology and I am a member of the U.S. delegation of the ISO TC307 Blockchain and Distribute Ledger Technologies standards group. [My firm] is interested in participating in the Elixxir network and operating an Elixxir node.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Washington
Node State DC
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? We have not operated any nodes for any networks.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Can't comment on this, as we have not previously run nodes.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None at this time.
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) 78
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. . On average 13.2 kilowatts per hour
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) 6
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? 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? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? UATP wants to be an active participant in the blockchain space and investigate ways to leverage blockchain and DLT to improve payment technology for the airline industry. Running a node on the Elixxir network is a step in that direction.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? LinkedIn, Medium
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The reputation of its founders, the potential for scalable decentralized technology applications to payments.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? We are not, but we are participating in a pilot with Blockskye.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? We have not.
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? LinkedIn updates and Medium articles or reviews, as needed.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? In my limited understanding, decentralized means that there is no single point of failure or decision-making, while distributed means that processing or decision-making (consensus) is shared between and among network participants.
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. At first glance, Elixxir seems to be delivering the true promise of public/permissionless blockchain (privacy, decentralization, and security) WHILE offering scalability and speed not available with other public and permissionless blockchain platforms. It is blockchain technology developed by the founders of blockchain technology and digital cash.
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 don't have a well-articulated opinion on this matter, but I do think that Privacy by Default ought to be a fundamental, non-negotiable component of the internet. It was the spirit in which the internet was founded.
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