Node Application 10629900493, submitted 2019-03-30 11:13:12

Respondent Id 10629900493
Application Date 2019-03-30 11:13:12
Application Language English
Applicant City Denver
Applicant State/Province Colorado
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? Currently developing masternide blockchain monitoring applications and api tools for the community. Our tools provide a backup method for staying informed while our app alerts and notifying you of status changes, reward receipts, and more to come.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Denver
Node State Colorado
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Forks of dash, ie paccoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Additional blockchain queries, possible mega node implementation where coins become locked, for a specific time with additional reward structure, better voting capabilies.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I would try my best to overcome any obsticles.
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) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. .
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? 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)
Why do you want to be a node? I aim to contribute and would like to help be a piller to the community in not only my conritbution to the network support but in continued learning and improving of myself so I can continue learning, growing, and developing. Thank you for your consideration
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? Privacy
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Paccoin
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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? App, api, videos, blogs
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Points of failure are removed by having multiple methods of communicating with network.
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. Tokens don't move but ownership of the token is reassigned.
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? No one can convice me privacy is not essential. Its a human right and I believe in supporting this mindset.
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