Node Application 10567424772, submitted 2019-03-03 18:06:57

Respondent Id 10567424772
Application Date 2019-03-03 18:06:57
Application Language English
Applicant City NEW YORK
Applicant State/Province NY
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? english, french
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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 am almost completed the MSc In Digital Currency program from the U of Nicosia.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Dallas
Node State TX
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Easier code updates.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Not finding a partner to help monitor the node, unexpected extra costs.
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) 48
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . $0.1 per KW
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) 60
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: No
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) on Google Cloud Ubuntu linux VMs and Microsoft Azure Ubuntu linux VMs
Why do you want to be a node? By training I am more than average qualified. I would be chance to be on the ground floor of a potentially very useful blockchain involving a very smart community.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? U of Nicosia MSc Digital Currency course lecture Webex discussion - a student mentioned Elixxr as great new tech
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? High performance. And that it is still in design stage so there is time to influence it somewhat.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? RSK ( and clightning
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? yes - BlockShow in Las Vegas last August 2018. Also I am a founding member of Decentralized NYC.
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? 1 page
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized uses consensus to control changes to the state of the datastore. Distributed networks depend on a centralized control.
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. delivers true privacy of communication and vastly superior performance (speed).
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? Important because bad actors have increasingly more powerful tech to invade privacy.
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