Node Application 10555217584, submitted 2019-02-26 2:20:28

Respondent Id 10555217584
Application Date 2019-02-26 2:20:28
Application Language English
Applicant City Kiev
Applicant State/Province Kiev
Applicant Country Ukraine
What languages do you speak? Russian, Ukrainian, English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? i'm in crypto since 2012, i don't know where to start. i know bitcoind source, i know blockchain, mining since GPUs, i know UTXOs, key derivation, script hashes and everything in between.
Are you an individual or a group?
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For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
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)
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage)
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. .
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) 67
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? Personal Home
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) i have half a dozen of motherboards, plenty of DDR DIMMs i'll figure something out. you name it.
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? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) as i have told it's not a problem to rent a datacenter rack in Kiev
Why do you want to be a node? i'm kind of bored of current state in crypto. so i'm willing to see some game changing tech.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
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? recognized name behind it. i'm sure David has something new to offer us all.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? not really
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? not really, watched some vids, but i don't like that empty talk
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? decentralized is something between distributed and centralized. truly distributed seems impossible to me, since everyone is tied to one software.
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. anonymity seems to be the key selling point.
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? that would be interesting to see. given that tor/non-tracking search engines are still a rare beast from users perspective, i don't know...
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