Node Application 10582052097, submitted 2019-03-09 17:06:23

Respondent Id 10582052097
Application Date 2019-03-09 17:06:23
Application Language English
Applicant City Ypsilanti
Applicant State/Province MI
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Investor, retired entrepreneur and laser engineer
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? btc/eth mining and node operations. VC.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Ypsilanti
Node State MI
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Nkn
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Less cli more gui
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Unprofitabilty
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) 100
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. . TBD
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? Both
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) eth/nkn
Why do you want to be a node? I believe decentralization can improve the human condition. I also seek profit.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The unique balance of security, scalability, and decentralization.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? eth/nkn
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? I almost made the mistake of going to consensus during the ico craze. Glad I didn’t.
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?
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?
Tags Individual, United States, English

Hello, this is my application! As more information regarding Elixxir has become public, I have become even more progressively excited about the release of the platform (and potentially supporting the network by running a node). If selected, I can commit as much time, labor, and capital as necessary to successfully support the network. Regardless of whether I am selected or not, I look forward to participating in this groundbreaking technology, network, and community. Thanks!