Node Application 10630600499, submitted 2019-03-31 4:34:29

Respondent Id 10630600499
Application Date 2019-03-31 4:34:29
Application Language English
Applicant City Zagreb
Applicant State/Province Zagreb
Applicant Country Croatia
What languages do you speak? Croatian, English
What is your occupation? Civil Engineer
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 am in crypto space for about 2 years. I was mining at start, not bitcoin because of economic reasons. My first investment was in Cardano Ada. I am most enthusiastic about projects like cardano ada, ripple's xrp. Xrp ledger, shelley update on cardano are my points of research at the moment. I also, as much as i can, keep my eyes on community, how they can use things like for example xrp ledger to develop new ways of payments etc... Ofc i am here because i think i can make some money in this space, but i am also motivated with learning about crypto because it is something new from philosophical point of view and in the near future it will bring something new on the ''World'' table. I just want to be part of every new promising project in any way.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Zagreb
Node State Zagreb
Node Country Croatia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? It may happen that i will not be at home in zagreb all the time. Currently i am in ireland.
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) 50
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 25
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0,16$ per 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) 15
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: 8gb ram intel i7 2,20ghz 64 bit operating system 750gb of hard disk no ssd sadly (my wish to install it on this comp but probably i ll buy new comp haha) nvidia geforce gt 630m - 2gb
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I want to be part of the elixxir because i see some advancments in ideas and tecnology that you are bringing to table. I already learned a lot trying to learn more about elixxir. I am sure that running a beta node will make me more curious. I will probably start understanding better things that run crypto. I understand basics and maybe more, much more but i want to go to the core of technology.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? twitter or over youtube or some internet page or something, not sure anymore
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? privacy improvements, prediction of future tps , david chaum,
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)? unfortunately not
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? 1 or more if needed, i can learn how to
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? hm, it is easiest to make drawing or simulation to show. In fact decentralization is opposite of centralized but it doesnt need to be distributed. Distributed, i think must be decentralized if i understood correctly. I mean on distributed networks informations have random way of moving informations thru the network. Decentralized networks can have already determined way of moving informations, or have have lets say decentralized central authorities....Lot of things can be sad about this. I think i am still missing something in this.
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 came because of privacy things. Then i saw tps numbers that really interested me in project. I need to learn more. 1. Speed: Payment processing on the order of seconds, from start to irrevocable finality. 2. Scale: Tens of thousands of transactions per second. 3. True Privacy: Transactions that are not linked to users or to other transactions. Communications are end-to-end encrypted, they can only be read by the intended recipients --> from your tech brief
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? When you have privacy you can act truly free, give the best and worst of you. I think people by nature seek for privacy at least those who are not happy with status quo in any parts of life. Those who want to make changes, speed up things....
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