Node Application 10586097421, submitted 2019-03-11 21:46:42

Respondent Id 10586097421
Application Date 2019-03-11 21:46:42
Application Language English
Applicant City SEATTLE
Applicant State/Province Washington
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Spanish, Polish
What is your occupation? Business Development Executive
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? In crypto space for ~20 months. Run a small 75 ASIC mining operation.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node State WA
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Lightning
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Support for recovery from HW - HD failure. Though I will run in RAID configuration.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Potentially network. Mine maxes out at 500MB
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) 50
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. . 0.12 KW/h, though I have ~10KW of solar during the day.
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? Hardware
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal home at first, then my mining facility. Simple datacenter.
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe)
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GTX1080ti, 2 x 2GB HD in RAID 1 Configuration, 500MB internet, Ubuntu 18.4 (but that can be anything)
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) Azure and AWS
Why do you want to be a node? I want to contribute to the Elixxir network and see Elixxir grow. I am interested in an alternative to POW and Bitcoin.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Spoke to Stephanie at a Seattle meet up, been following since then.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Potential to realize peer-to-peer cash vision
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? BTC, especially LN
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Just local meet-ups in Seattle
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? Well, I would employ Jessie to do it for me, see videos on @AGAPlatform1
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Amazon is distributed, bitcoin is decentralized. Distributed is great, decentralized is boundryless
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. Performance to match VISA, not POW, decentralized and private
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? Decentralized and private is needed to survive.
Tags Group, United States, English

I recently upgraded my network, and now have a 1 GB line. So, that also should not be a problem. I am looking forward to the Beta phase.

1MORLAP on Discord as well. I have my Elixxir server built and ready to go, just waiting for the software.