Node Application 10551059926, submitted 2019-02-23 21:54:59

Respondent Id 10551059926
Application Date 2019-02-23 21:54:59
Application Language English
Applicant City Perth
Applicant State/Province Western Australia
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Started with mining LTC, moved onto Protoshares then Bitshares. I have been a steemit witness from day 1 still running to date. Founded [an EOS community]. An EOSIO Block Producer in January 2018 where I currently work full time across multiple chains, initiatives and services.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Sydney
Node State New South Wales
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), LTC, Steemit, ZCOIN
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Multi-threading
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I will need to justify the startup bond (I understand there will be a bond of some sort) $ amount to myself as well as infrastructure cost.
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) 50
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. . Will be running in a DC where we lease space which includes power. In saying that 600W will be around $130AUD / Month
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) 8
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) We have a significant deployment in Equinex SY2 and SY3 to easily meet the compute requirements (64GB RAM / 500GB HDD / Gigabit Internet) .. we will however need to add GPU support
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: Well if a GPU is not necessary it will make our infrastructure deployment far easier.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services?
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? To generate revenue and I know that I have the required technical ability to be a reliable operator.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? It's ability to scale and most importantly the privacy aspect.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I am extremely active in the EOSIO community as I founded and currently run [an EOS block producer and publish articles and videos about the EOS community].
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Many conferences mainly in the EOSIO space, the last two were Crypto Finance 2018 in Norway and Blockchain Live 2018 in London
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? Happy to be an active twitter user and contribute a few hours a month to socialise the technical aspects
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized means the network operators are distributed across different organisations, political regions and cultures .. distributed is probably more the geographical aspect. Typically I put both into a single concept. I'm a bit of column A and B.. if it doesn't need to be decentrized / distributed we don't have to enable it to a fault.
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 by Default is a goal of the Elixxir Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet? Control of your own data is more important that most people know.. so enabling it by default will at least put users in a stronger position from the get go.. and they can share if they see fit.
Tags Individual, Australia, English