Node Application 10561335768, submitted 2019-02-28 8:48:33

Respondent Id 10561335768
Application Date 2019-02-28 8:48:33
Application Language English
Applicant City Amsterdam
Applicant State/Province NH
Applicant Country Netherlands
What languages do you speak? Dutch, English, German, French
What is your occupation? Financial administrator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Professional degree beyond bachelor’s degree (for example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Participant Digicash trial. Renewed interest after BTC crash and researching current cryptospace. Early in XRP. Invested and trading in top 10 since 2017.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Amsterdam
Node State NH
Node Country Netherlands
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? No experience
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Unwilling to keep a 24/7 system running from home. Unwilling to have administrative duties interfere in work-life balance. Willing to outsource.
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) 80
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . I really don't know. Guestimate at EUR 0.25 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) 20
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
In what type of environment would this server be located?
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications?
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? I believe in open and privacy. Being back in the sphere of anonymity of transactions, whether financial or personal data, I think the network can be a huge step forward in this. This makes me apply out of belief, rather than technical savvy, although I have tech talent.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Transaction privacy, lowering energy requirements for blockchain and building on foundations that are in place
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)? No
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 means lack of control, whereas distributed might be more efficient in control, users have little ownership an thus interest in betterment. As a long-time internet participant, I've witnessed much good and bad in peer-to-peer. In a managed way, I think it is the way forward. My standpoint is the balance between. I'd go for 80% decentral as a base
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, decentral and privacy
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? To have ownership of our own data. Not to be pawns in political gains. The right to be just a passer-by.
Tags Individual, Netherlands, English