Node Application 10613533877, submitted 2019-03-23 4:03:20

Respondent Id 10613533877
Application Date 2019-03-23 4:03:20
Application Language English
Applicant City Sofia
Applicant State/Province Sofia
Applicant Country Bulgaria
What languages do you speak? English, Bulgarian
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Started with crypto and Bitcoin in 2011 as miner, then operated an early mining pool for a while, continued with LTC and other altcoins as they appeared. In 2014 opened a dedicated crypto blog and are still trying to help the whole crypto ecosystem develop further and evolve as much as a I can... taking part in different projects and trying to be an active part of different crypto communities for projects that I like or find promising like Elixxir.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Sofia
Node State Sofia
Node Country Bulgaria
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), STEEM
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Improved ease of installation, operation and upgrades. Less frequent major changes in functionality, unless really required in the form of forks. Information available early for upcoming upgrades for node operators and not last moment notifications...
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? No potential setbacks.
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) 50
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. . $0.105 USD 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) 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? 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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) Currently available hardware, that can be further upgraded by the time for node deployment: Intel Core i7-6850K CPU (6 physical, 12 logical cores), MSI X99A Gaming 7 motherboard, 32GB RAM (4x8GB Kingston DDR4 HyperX), Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Founders Edition) GPU, 512GB Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD
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) Various masternodes for crypto coins mostly.
Why do you want to be a node? Elixxir really seems like something fresh and interesting as a project in the crypto space and I like to support it and be a part of it running a node.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Can't remember clearly, read somewhere about it.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The promised privacy and security combined with the fast speed speed of transactions and big scalability of the network.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Currently no, thus I can focus more on Elexxir
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? It depends on how much it is there to write about, will not create stupid or useless content just for the sake of getting a target number reached...
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?
Tags Individual, Bulgaria, English

an excellent candidate, I hope to learn from you in beta node

Great fit for our project.Welcome