Node Application 10603276183, submitted 2019-03-19 11:42:39

Respondent Id 10603276183
Application Date 2019-03-19 11:42:39
Application Language English
Applicant City London
Applicant State/Province London
Applicant Country United Kingdom
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
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've been involved in the Bitcoin space since late 2012. I've been the CTO of a crypto startup, Quantave which provides digital asset liquidity. I've advised numerous crypto startups and run over 150 nodes across Bitcoin, Litecoin, Etherum etc.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City London
Node State London
Node Country United Kingdom
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos, Monero, Decred, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Not at this point. Really interested to see how the teams work in practice and their resilience in a live network.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
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) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 48USD
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) 50
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? 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: N/A
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Deployed nodes to AWS and GCP using their spot instances to reduce cost. Also used AWS CPU cloud to mine certain coins.
Why do you want to be a node? I'm really excited by the Elixxir protocol there are some really interesting design concepts in there (teams, precomputation and scaling strategy) which I'm eager to see working in practice. Really keen to get involved as well as support the network.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I've only just found out about Elixxir, still reading up, however, the concepts around teams, precomputation and scaling strategy are really interesting and I'm keen to get involved.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not really.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Coinsummit 2014. Mainly been going to meetups which are more focused on specific topics.
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? Happy to write the odd technical medium articles.
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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