Node Application 10578188017, submitted 2019-03-07 15:37:50

Respondent Id 10578188017
Application Date 2019-03-07 15:37:50
Application Language English
Applicant City Freiburg
Applicant State/Province baden-württemberg
Applicant Country Germany
What languages do you speak? English, Romanian
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? Crypto user, miner, study blockchain integration with other networks.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Bucharest
Node State
Node Country Romania
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? Easiness to update and to monitor the node (resource consumption, connectivity, messaging).
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? high cost (time and money) vs. low benefit
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) 10
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . In Romania 1 kilowatt costs 0.12 USD
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) 100
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 work as SAP solutions architect, I am familiar with using cloud platforms like Google Cloud and SAP Cloud.
Why do you want to be a node? Based on my modest blockchain knowledge, Elixxir tech has truly the potential to provide a very large scale distributed transaction system with real decentralization, speed, privacy and security. If this will work as designed, in less than 10 years the world will be transformed radically.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Newsletter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The novel blockchain architecture.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? no
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? Decentralization adds to distributed networks the fact that there is no central single point of control. A consensus protocol ensures that trust is mathematically equally distributed between the network participants. Network performance vs. Node "equality" requires a delicate balance to be maintained. I would favor node equality in the beginning when a network is build, then I would favor network performance once a critical mass joined the network.
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. A next generation blockchain technology which provides a "decentralized technology that enables performance and privacy on a global consumer scale."
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 leads to building a responsible and mature society and individual.
Tags Individual, Romania, English