Node Application 10615148047, submitted 2019-03-24 13:04:11

Respondent Id 10615148047
Application Date 2019-03-24 13:04:11
Application Language English
Applicant City Anaheim
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? english, romanian, spanish
What is your occupation? IT
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 primarily help new people setup wallets, transfer assets, setup masternodes and teach how to trade
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Anaheim
Node State CA
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? GoByte, SmartCash, PIVX
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Easy to understand instructions, UI and UX should be top notch.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Complexity of code/scripts to run
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) 30
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . $.065 per Kilowatts
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) 25
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) Running masternodes for various other projects.
Why do you want to be a node? To help fuel the network. I also enjoy new technology and learning about new opportunities.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Quick transaction speed. Beautiful UI and growing community.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? PIVX, XinFin Network, Matrix A.I.
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? I can create videos for my YouTube channel and create blogs on Steemit. Two or three pieces of content per week.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralization is a subnet of a distributed network. There is no one single point of failure and decisions for sharing the information is distributed among the nodes.
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. Fairness in electing the node operators. I think randomness is key and pivotal, so people are incentivized in running the network.
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? Yes, privacy of data is key. We've been sharing and "selling" our data to big corporate giants for free, so we don't benefit, but companies do. That is not fair, since data will be the most valuable asset in the upcoming years.
Tags Group, United States, English
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Good to see some more Gobyte node runners here!

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Do you think a newbie willing to learn and ask for help and apply new knowledge would be a good fit for the start?

I think people of different experience levels and skill sets makes for a stronger community.

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Yay! I made the list <3

How you all doing?

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