Node Application 10592385892, submitted 2019-03-14 6:34:04

Respondent Id 10592385892
Application Date 2019-03-14 6:34:04
Application Language English
Applicant City Frankston
Applicant State/Province Victoria
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? Consuming interest since betting my life savings on it about 2 years ago. Note: I have applied to be apart of the beta previously, my second application is because I have realized the necessity and feasibility of co-location for my node, and this changes the internet quality I can receive.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Melbourne
Node State Victoria
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Tezos, Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Clear, comprehensive documentation.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Insufficient remuneration. Insufficient deployment time-frame.
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) 64
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. . 28c/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) 62
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? 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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) My home tezos node could, but I will do a new build.
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? Elixxir is a design I would feel comfortable using and endorsing.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Multiple sources
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I think that a world where Elixxir has achieved mass adoption is better than one where it has not. Bitcoin is designed admirably well as digital gold, and while maybe it can sorta be made into a worldwide currency with layer 2, it feels kinda kludgey to me.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not really currently.
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? As much as is valued.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized:distributed::more:less node redundancy. High cost of successful attack is the best way of preventing attempts; so a cryptocurrency ought to be sufficiently decentralized to make even highly resourced and organized attacks infeasible.
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 and scalability. I'm not aware of any other projects using precomputation.
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? You shouldn't have to be a power user continuously outsmarting Eve just to not be vulnerable. It's a pain that hampers use. Elixxir is the cryptocurrency I'd actually want to use/win widespread adoption.
Tags Individual, Australia, English
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This is my application and is still accurate. Bump/AMA!

I support this application .

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