Node Application 10591161325, submitted 2019-03-13 16:03:37

Respondent Id 10591161325
Application Date 2019-03-13 16:03:37
Application Language English
Applicant City Cambridge
Applicant State/Province MA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Russian
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? running mining nodes for Ethereum (linux) creating etc 20 tokens coding solidity
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Cambridge
Node State MA
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? haven't run don't have an opinion at the moment
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? n/a
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) 60
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 75
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.25
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) 8
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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) i7-8700 (6 cores), 16GB RAM, 512Gb SSD, GTX 1070Ti, I'll upgrade some parts if they become a bottleneck
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) I'm an engineering significant part of my services and servers are running in the cloud as my usual workflow
Why do you want to be a node? get involved into the community learn the tech; i.e. how different it is from the ETH/Solidity possibly, contribute to the dApps rewards?
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? MIT bitcoin expo 2019
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Facebook, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? properties that most of the networks lack: scalability & privacy
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? not too much
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? mit bitcoin expo 2019
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? 1-2, but depends on the needs and my experience more than on the 'schedule'
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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