Node Application 10625006666, submitted 2019-03-28 8:13:02

Respondent Id 10625006666
Application Date 2019-03-28 8:13:02
Application Language English
Applicant City Mt Shasta
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, German
What is your occupation? Pilot
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Very Involved for 6 years. Have started a crypto based business.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Thayngen
Node State Schaffhausen
Node Country Switzerland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), PIVX, SMART, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? good guides, FAQs which is updated frequently, and 24/7 support
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? setup time and hardware requirements/costs
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. . 0.1 /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) 2
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) I'm working on an antsle, and will get more/other systems as the company grows.
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 several old laptops
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) see previous
Why do you want to be a node? I'm looking for currencies similar to dash which might make some major improvements/changes and i'm excited about the same things David Chaum is.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord, Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Again, I'm interested in a digital cash which would be just like cash...governance is also a huge problem in the space, and if you can provide an improvement to the dash budget system I'd love to see it.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? i'm not a dev.
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. No
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis?
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A distributed network would be a single taxi company with cars everywhere, and uber is decentralized...running without any central hub. I'd rather be sitting in an uber. I've got a lot of personal experiences that have taught me the value of decentralization.
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? Privacy is binary you either have it completely or you don't have it at all. Without privacy the incentive structure, network and currency would certainly be influenced by people/parties with ulterior motives. Privacy is critical to keep these things true to the vision/morals.
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