Node Application 10551645506, submitted 2019-02-24 12:50:07

Respondent Id 10551645506
Application Date 2019-02-24 12:50:07
Application Language English
Applicant City Ainsworth Hot Springs
Applicant State/Province BC
Applicant Country Canada
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Mining (earth) Supervisor
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Learning and trying to understand the technology. Also invested in some digital assets.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Penticton
Node State BC
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? none
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Have not worked or mined any other crypto before.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? lack of experience and technical know how.
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) 50
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . $0.0829/1350kWh $.1243/over 1350kWh ($CAD)
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) 50
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? Personal Home
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? 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? Be more engaged and involved with cutting edge technology that has influence and affects the world in a huge way. Big corporations and the use of information and monitoring the world is disconcerting and the idea that there is tech that can safely and fairly help regulate that flow is critical.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Various crypto youtube channels, articles, and general crypto research.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Speed, privacy, the resistance to quantum computer attacks.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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?
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?
Tags Individual, Canada, English