Node Application 10597069230, submitted 2019-03-16 4:54:22

Respondent Id 10597069230
Application Date 2019-03-16 4:54:22
Application Language English
Applicant City miercurea sibiului
Applicant State/Province sibiu
Applicant Country Romania
What languages do you speak? romanian, english, italian, french
What is your occupation? engineer
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? I have 1,5 years experience with crypto , I'm running a bitcoin +lighting node as well as other nodes for various blockchains, currently i have around 30 instances opened (vultr, do, aws) and they are all related to crypto
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City frankfurt
Node State Frankfurt Rhine-Main
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), ren, wagerr, nyzo
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? cost vs incentives , no issue to operate the node at a loss during the bootstrap phase but nodes revenue should cover the costs of running after 6 months or less
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) 88
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. . 15 cents (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) 48
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
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 mentioned before I have extensive experience with deploying servers to cloud based services, currently running around 30 instances (ren, WGR, Nyzo)
Why do you want to be a node? I want to be part of the future
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Telegram
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? the fresh approach
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? yes: ren , WGR , nyzo, ln , btc
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? 1-2 hrs/week
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I'm in for 100% decentralization , distributed but not decentralized networks are a very ugly compromise most of the time built with the appearance of decentralization for the personal gain of a few
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? 1984 :)
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