Node Application 10619598695, submitted 2019-03-26 9:55:19

Respondent Id 10619598695
Application Date 2019-03-26 9:55:19
Application Language English
Applicant City Cakovec
Applicant State/Province Medjimurje
Applicant Country Croatia
What languages do you speak? English, Croatian
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? In a nutshell, I've been running [a] tech education platform for blockchain [a] crypto on-ramp for 4 years now, developed quite a bit of blockchain stuff. I work for [a messenger, wallet, and browser startup] right now, I sell full pre-synced nodes and run my own nodes at home, and I am one of the founders of a national PoA testnet. I am also a co-founder of an organization in charge of 3 major blockchain events in our region:, and
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Cakovec
Node State Medjimurje
Node Country Croatia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Plug and play and (truly) fast-sync. Downloading snapshots as compressed binaries that are cross-client compatible for the fastest possible uptime process.
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) 5
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. . $0.12/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) 23
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? 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: I have many laptops and PCs, I'm sure I could experiment on several. But I'd be willing to buy a machine to host a node.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Digitalocean, some heroku and aws
Why do you want to be a node? I like to experiment and learn new things
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I like to investigate possible Ethereum competitors.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Ethereum
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Too many to list. I speak at many, too. [I have spoken at two dozen conferences in Europe in the past five years]
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? 2 written articles per month, more if paid
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized Distributed In layman's terms, distributed means available. Decentralized means permissionless.
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 won't know until I test it, but the privacy by default aspect here is unique in that it's finally a private blockchain that's programmable.
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? I have had my accounts closed by Transferwise and Paypal for simply consulting on blockchain. I have been giving 80% of my paycheck to a cause I do not agree with since the day I started working - that's how high taxes are in Croatia. I have been banned from investing in startups because I was not "accredited", and [faced other government barriers]. It goes without saying that I value digital freedom, and that's only achievable with decentralization + privacy.
Tags Individual, Croatia, English

good job, good candidate . u have my vote

Welcome to the club. You have my vote

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