Node Application 10583867359, submitted 2019-03-11 6:11:42

Respondent Id 10583867359
Application Date 2019-03-11 6:11:42
Application Language English
Applicant City Melbourne
Applicant State/Province Victoria
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Electrician
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I’ve been involved in crypto since early 2017. I run a node for a current blockchain project. I’ve finished building 40 nodes for another project that will be running mainet in the next 3 months. I’ve been learning Linux and how to run commands in terminal. I’ve learnt so much in the last 2 years, but I still have lots more to learn, especially when it comes to running commands.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Brighton, Melbourne
Node State Victoria
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Skycoin, I’ve build a node cabinet that will run Neurochain and Radix DLT when they are ready this year
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Have plenty of support from team, dedicated channel to support. Have pre loaded images or a detailed guide on how to setup node via video and article
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Bandwidth at home location. I may have to run the node at a colo/data centre
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) 16
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. . AUD $0.28 per 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) 60
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? Datacenter
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? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? Support the project. Be apart of a tech company that will have a huge impact on many people around the world
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? YouTube video
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Decentralisation, fast transactions, decentralised messaging app, own blockchain, David chaum
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Skywire (Skycoin), Neurochain, Radix DLT
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. Yes (how much content on a monthly basis?)
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis? At least once a week content put out through social media
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?
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