Node Application 10596941326, submitted 2019-03-16 1:24:32

Respondent Id 10596941326
Application Date 2019-03-16 1:24:32
Application Language English
Applicant City Irkutsk
Applicant State/Province Irkutskaya oblast
Applicant Country Russia
What languages do you speak? English, Russian, Czech
What is your occupation? IT
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? 2 years in the cryptoindustry. Thousands of mining rigs that we are managing on our mining farm. Nearly $2,000,000 assets under management in cryptoassets are allocated in our investment fund GT Blockchain Investments. Have experience of running nodes in Ren, Livepeer, Polkadot (testnet).
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Irkutsk
Node State Irkutskaya
Node Country Russia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Ren, Livepeer, Polkadot (testnet)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Random rewards sharing process between nodes. No oligopolies for huge stake holders.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Not passing a selection process.
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) 70
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. . $0.055 (5,5 cents) kWt/hour
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? Both
In what type of environment would this server be located? 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? 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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Digital Ocean, AWS (we are using these for maintaining our own algorithmic trading infrastructure in GT Blockchain Investments fund).
Why do you want to be a node? Money. Power. Glory. Just kidding. Hope to be useful for the Elixxir’s vision of decentralized money+messaging and to earn rewards on that. That’s it.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? David Chaum’a practical experience in the field.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Polkadot, Ren, Livepeer, Ankr, Perlin, Sharder
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Web3 Summit in Berlin
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? 2-4 units of content for the Russian audience
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized means that there is no one point of attack in the system and no entity can do harm to the system. Distributed means that (pre)chosen entities have rights for making critical changes in the rules. First one is like PoW. Second one is like dPoS. Currently we are maintaining thousands of mining rigs and contributing to the decentralization of the Bitcoin.
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. State-of-art mixing technology for messaging and cryptocurrency transfers. Proffesional (close to institutional) future node runners. Amazing precomputation idea that will help to make thousands transactions a second faster than on other platforms.
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? Privacy is a basic human right. Having privacy is equal to having peace of mind and living without others permission for the way you want to live your life. Governments and big social/tech companies are manipulating societies by the help of information. We have to stop that together.
Tags Group, Russia, English
1 Like