Node Application 10583287898, submitted 2019-03-10 22:41:42

Respondent Id 10583287898
Application Date 2019-03-10 22:41:42
Application Language English
Applicant City Haarlem
Applicant State/Province Noord Holand
Applicant Country Netherlands
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Business Development Manager
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? Pre-seed investor of ShareRing (SHR), Share-economy, decentralization, cryptocurrency revolution, mass-adoption, privacy, IOT all things blockchain!
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Haarlem
Node State Noord Holand
Node Country Netherlands
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Leased POS
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) 67
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 17Euro per 6 months
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) 51
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? To tie in with the node I will be running with ShareRing, I love the idea of nodes, masternodes and want to learn more via running one.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? All of it
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? ShareRinge
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Bitcoin Wednesday
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? Depends on what the future holds
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralized network is a subset of a distributed system. The main difference is how/where the decision gets made and how the information is shared throughout the control nodes in the system. Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made. I believe the more decentralized the better, but I'm not against centralised systems in some applications.
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 offers privacy, speed and more security in a neat and scalable fashion.
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? In order to empower normal people, and allow a free society to thrive and grow without the shackles and limitations of our current system in terms of how our data is used against us and monetized without our consent or ability to benefit.
Tags Individual, Netherlands, English