Node Application 10613370521, submitted 2019-03-23 0:05:21

Respondent Id 10613370521
Application Date 2019-03-23 0:05:21
Application Language English
Applicant City Perth
Applicant State/Province WA
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Early adopter of Bitcoin (2011) good with hardware wallets, troubleshooting on Mac and Ubuntu. Interested in Monero, Siacoin, IPFS and Tezos
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Perth
Node State WA
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Tezos, Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Better graphical representation of network data
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) 40
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 97
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . $70 AUD / month
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) iMac Pro 2017 and an AMD Threadripper 1950x (16 cores 32 threads) with 16gb memory
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) I run a btcpay node with
Why do you want to be a node? I want to participate in the transition to crypto payments
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Protecting users' privacy and metadata and the communication platform aspect
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? btcpay, lnd
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? The first Bitcoin conference (orgnised by the Bitcoin Foundation) in San Jose California in 2013, also the next one after that in Amsterdam I think 2014. And Inside Bitcoins in Melbourne Australia ~ 2015 I think
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 make one video a month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The difference for me is a decentralised network coordinates itself using code, whereas a distributed network coordinates in a more top-down manner. I like decentralised networks.
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. Elixxir is a private chat and payment app that aims to be fast and seamless. It takes security very seriously and uses a modular approach to be well prepared to upgrade security algorithms.
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 human right that shouldn't be eroded in technical systems. The erosion of privacy leads people to live in fear of authorities which leads to corruption, exploitive behaviour and a breakdown of society.
Tags Individual, Australia, English