Node Application 10577982436, submitted 2019-03-07 14:25:00

Respondent Id 10577982436
Application Date 2019-03-07 14:25:00
Application Language English
Applicant City Schenectady
Applicant State/Province NY
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? Extensive research and trading
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Schenectady
Node State NY
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? None yet
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? I love the team consensus system. Much better than PoW
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None. I will operate via AWS. Earlier I submitted a form under the same name but used the wrong parameters for my specs. All these are what I can provision in-cloud.
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) 70
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 55c /hr
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? 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? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) I'm certified as an AWS Cloud Solutions Architect - Associate
Why do you want to be a node? This project is fast and has an amazing consensus algorithm. I could totally see this picking up speed.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Chris Larsen
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit, Discord, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? It's consensus and speed
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Ripple/XRP Community
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No but I'd love to!
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? Twitter updates, tutorials (expect 1-2 per month)
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? There is no single point where a decision is made in a decentralized network. Distributed means decisions are shared/split between many nodes.
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. It's consensus protocol is practically fool-proof (even if all participants are dishonest, which is insanely unlikely, the transaction will de-anonymize.
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? The Internet should be a basic human right. I want to help build a positive future.
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