Node Application 10552839755, submitted 2019-02-25 6:58:17

Respondent Id 10552839755
Application Date 2019-02-25 6:58:17
Application Language English
Applicant City Perth
Applicant State/Province WA
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English
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? Blockchain technical enthusiast and community member since Dec 2013. Community member and node operator (witness) for Bitshares. Ethereum ETH DEV Prize Winner in 2015 for stress testing Olympic test network. Node operator and community development sponsor for Steemit. Helped launch EOS blockchain as member of EOSphere EOS block producer in 2018.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Melbourne
Node State Victoria
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Bitshares, Steem
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Application level redundancy (node clustering) and failover to support 24x7xforever availability of node operations. Inbuilt node health parameters that can be polled for monitoring.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Australian government legislation that permits government enforcement agencies to force businesses to hand over user info and data even though it’s protected by cryptography. Even though though users of the system wiki not be able to be identified by the Elixxir system, the government may prohibit use of software which does not provide this capability! This is one of the key reasons why I feel strongly about providing Elixxir privacy services in Australia.
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) 90
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. . 28c/kWh
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) 91
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: SuperMicro servers, Generation Intel XEON E3-1240 v6 CPU’s with DDR4 RAM with Samsung EVO 970 NVMe - just need to add GPUs
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Deployed significant Primary and Backup node and virtual network infrastructures on both AWS and Google Compute Engine
Why do you want to be a node? I love the idea of possibly helping to bring a true private blockchain to the world, using my significant technical and community skills and experience.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? David Chaum's heritage and the promise of bringing true blockchain privacy to the world.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? EOS
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. Yes (how much content on a monthly basis?)
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis? 20 hours of content development
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks have no central authority, the network is capable of operating with failed or hijacked individual nodes, whereas with distributed network, failures may still be tolerated as the network is distributed but could ultimately be shut down or corrupted through central control. I firmly believe decentralization and privacy are key to limiting government and mega-corporation interference with the individual.
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. True decentralized privacy capable of producing the performance needed to support mass adoption.
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 want my children to be able to live a free thinking online life without having to think about what corporations, government or others think about their choices.
Tags Individual, Australia, English

buen profesional en el campo de la tecnología, sera genial tenerle operando un nodo Elixxir

Would be a great member to have in our group

You got my vote