Node Application 10615358053, submitted 2019-03-24 16:44:16

Respondent Id 10615358053
Application Date 2019-03-24 16:44:16
Application Language English
Applicant City Madison
Applicant State/Province Wi
Applicant Country United States
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? I first heard of bitcoin in 2013, at which time i did not realize or understand it. Since then, i have gained incredible knowledge in cryptography and also gained a CBP certificate from the cryptocurrency certification consortium. I am actively working a incredibly secure encryption project called KRATE.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Madison
Node State Wisconsin
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, A large variety of different "alt-coins" and cryptocurrency projects.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? To run a node, one should not have to find/share files with the community to be able to maintain active connections. That's more or less a personal rant.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I don't believe there are none.
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) 80
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 9-10 cents USD
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) 27
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) 2tb storage, 32gb ram, ryzen 5, rx 580
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) Setting up nodes with friends, learning how things work.
Why do you want to be a node? I'd like to support the network and be part of something bigger. That's why we're here, we are the network.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? I had a cryptographer friend who saw a link and shared it with me. David is a pretty OG cryptographer so it grabbed our attention rather fast.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? A new method of unparalleled cryptography and speed.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? There are some local blockchain meetups that i have watched.
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 have plenty of spare time, id say bi weekly to be safe.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralized system is a subset of a distributed system. Being decentralized, there is no over-seer making the decision. The distributed nodes will cast there votes and be the ones deciding. Where on the spectrum do i sit? I'd say closer to one point rather than the other two. If the over-seer is “voted” into office by the nodes, is it decentralized or centralized? This one is arguable.
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. I fear that would require much more time than i currently have to fill out this survey. There are too many duplicates in this space. We need unique.
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? If privacy is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.
Tags Individual, United States, English

No. If you don’t have time to complete this application, then you don’t have time to run a node.