Node Application 10558137344, submitted 2019-02-27 4:19:37

Respondent Id 10558137344
Application Date 2019-02-27 4:19:37
Application Language English
Applicant City Shanghai
Applicant State/Province Shanghai
Applicant Country China
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? Developed internal digital asset management system responsible for risk analysis and automated transfer of billions of dollars in crypto. Developed market making systems to provide cross platform and internal liquidity. Early participant in several coins and tokens where I helped develop CLI and RPC interfaces for exchange integration as well as reviewing and writing smart contracts. Managed various minors for personal use.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Shanghai
Node State Shanghai
Node Country China
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), XLM, XRP, SKY, many Bitcoin variants., DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Split node support, central full RPC, CLI, and config file documentation, watch wallet support, integrated deterministic address generation, active IRC or telegram support group for node operators.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? China's great firewall
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) 20
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. . 8c/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) 8
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? Office data center or cloud provider
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) Several enterprise grade servers and recent ETH mining rigs. We may need to purchase an appropriate GPU.
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) Have deployed servers and services across most global cloud provider manually, via CLI, through containers and using other automated solutions.
Why do you want to be a node? Elixxir seems like one of the more promising recent projects . Running a node is a good way to stay connected and be involved.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
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? Strong cryptographic base. Transactions that are fast enough top be used in day to day purchases. Projects seems better organized and more accessible than most.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Skycoin, Hyperloot
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Several though I can't remember their names.
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? I don't mind occasionally contributing.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralization is related to governance. No single person or cabal can fully govern the fate of the network. Distribution is geographical. The project is distributed across many location so if some are removed the network persists. Elixxir, as I understand it is both decentralized and distributed making it highly resilient.
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. Fast, private transactions allowing transactions fast enough for day to day purposes. BTC, ETH, and most of the other major chains can't support this. Decentralized and distributed preventing major player from taken control the way major mining orgs have taken control of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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? It returns control and ownership back to an individual and reduce opportunity for exploitation and manipulation by corporations, governments, and other monitoring bodies.
Tags Group, China, English
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You sir have a serious background in crypto.
I fully support your application and hoping it gets accepted :pray:

China behind its firewall - opportunity or hindrance for Elixxir?