Node Application 10595403407, submitted 2019-03-15 8:57:57

Respondent Id 10595403407
Application Date 2019-03-15 8:57:57
Application Language English
Applicant City Edinburgh
Applicant State/Province Edinburgh
Applicant Country United Kingdom
What languages do you speak? English, Punjabi, Urdu
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? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I have experimented with Bitcoin nodes, running them for testing and experience.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Edinburgh
Node State Edinburgh
Node Country United Kingdom
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? More efficient data records for less requirements on disk space, bandwidth and sync durations.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Maintenance on weekends would sometimes be an issue as I am not always staying at home.
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) 30
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . £0.16338/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) 8
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?
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications?
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? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) As a software developer, I have used various cloud server providers including AWS and GCP to host both managed and non-managed servers.
Why do you want to be a node? Whilst Bitcoin was a great move forward in digital currencies, I don't approve of the wasteful proof-of-work model it uses. Unfortunately, other cryptocurrencies have issues either with their decentralisation mechanisms or their distribution techniques. I am hoping Elixxir is the solution to these issues and would like to be contributing to the next advancement in digital currencies.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Solves constraints on Bitcoin transactions without compromising security.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Attended SXSW 2019 sessions on blockchain.
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 blog posts a month.
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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