Node Application 10604601640, submitted 2019-03-19 19:24:02

Respondent Id 10604601640
Application Date 2019-03-19 19:24:02
Application Language English
Applicant City Wyoming
Applicant State/Province MI
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? German, English
What is your occupation? Miner / MN Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? None (Self-Taught)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Started engaging with POW networks in early 2017. Currently running MN for XMN, GIN and ZEN.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Wyoming
Node State MI
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? XMN, ZEN, TRTL
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? My gold standard for MN is GIN. Best Usability in the market.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Potentially operating costs of VPS.
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)
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 75
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 15 cents per 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) 50
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? Personal Home
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) GIN, XMN
Why do you want to be a node? I like supporting blockchain projects with working tech and usecase.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? POS
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? TRTL. Also trying to learn Rust at the moment. I have prior programming experience.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? North American BitCoin Conf.
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? TBD - the content needs to have value. Quality over Quantity.
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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