Node Application 10581206937, submitted 2019-03-08 23:53:26

Respondent Id 10581206937
Application Date 2019-03-08 23:53:26
Application Language English
Applicant City London
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country United Kingdom
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Crypto miner
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? mining, dash, btc node, lighting network node operation
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Dartford
Node State Kent
Node Country United Kingdom
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
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) 38
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. . 15c/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) 14
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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) I7, 64gb ram, 1tb ssd, 360megabit connection
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) Ethereum node and Smartcash on
Why do you want to be a node? To help bootstrapping the network
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Some article online about David's new project
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? New fresh tech, another lever of privacy, messaging system built in, network throughput and scalability potential, 10seconds threshold, a hope for improvements to current cryptocurrency ecosystem in general
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No comment
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Just meetups in London
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? Not sure
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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.
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? Due to mass surveillance taking place already we need privacy by default, metadata problem, ppl are not capable of choosing right tools and simply dont care enough, many are not aware of the scale of the issue
Tags Individual, United Kingdom, English