Node Application 10596913057, submitted 2019-03-16 0:34:35

Respondent Id 10596913057
Application Date 2019-03-16 0:34:35
Application Language English
Applicant City San Joaquin
Applicant State/Province Heredia
Applicant Country Costa Rica
What languages do you speak? spanish, portuguese, english
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 been following the developments of the technology for more than 4 years and currently I am part of a project that includes the development of a token, an ICO and a set of software products around them.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Heredia
Node State Heredia
Node Country Costa Rica
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I may need to create a company or a coop to financially support the operation. It will depend on the rewards, valuation and the costs.
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) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.15 usd / 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) 100
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
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? 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: I have an AMD FX 8350 with 16 gb DDR3 RAM but if I'm selected I will buy all the needed hardware to comply with the specs
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Deployed linux servers in digital ocean and have used openshift, cloudera, etc..
Why do you want to be a node? Because I believe in the project, because it will be a very interesting experience and it will help to strengthen the blockchain ecosystem and community
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? I found out about Elixxir while researching about quantum resistant blockchain tech
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The speed and scaling capabilities, security including quantum resistance and David Chaum's work in cryptography and electronic money/currency.
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 events in Costa Rica and planning to go to Blockchain Week in San Francisco this year.
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? I am willing to create videos, tutorials, medium articles, and posts on twitter, facebook, linkedIn and instagram. Frequency can be discussed to align with the needs of he team.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks are a subset of distributed networks, the difference is that in decentralized networks there is no unique point of decision. I believe in decentralization as a way of digital democracy.
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. In comparison with other blockchains and cryptocurrencies, Elixxir promises to be faster, provide more privacy, scalability and security against known issues like 51% attacks or the incoming quantum computing.
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? In the current internet landscape, companies and organizations are abusing user's trust by misusing their personal data. I think that people should be completely aware of what will be done with their data and that they should be guaranteed privacy until consciously making information public. Privacy by default will help protecting user data by having strict privacy policies as default.
Tags Individual, Costa Rica, English