Node Application 10638499697, submitted 2019-04-03 10:16:03

Respondent Id 10638499697
Application Date 2019-04-03 10:16:03
Application Language English
Applicant City Monterey
Applicant State/Province Ca
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English (native), Bahasa Indonesia (elementary), Spanish (elementary), French (elementary)
What is your occupation? Government
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? I run a lightning node for LTC, will run one soon for BTC - long time crypto enthusiast.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Monterey
Node State California
Node Country United States
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? User-friendly interface with user-friendly commands
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) 60
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 14.08¢/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) 10
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: No - I would build a PC for this specifically
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 a part of something special and be a part of the next wave of innovation in this space.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? How it is looking specifically to solve problems within the crypto space that no project has yet to solve and with David Chaum leading the team, I think there's a high probability of success.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? LTC
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? MIIS Threat Finance Forum (Crypto focused), Litecoin Conference
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 could do weekly Twitter or bi-weekly Medium reviews
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The key difference is how/where the “decision” is made and how the information is shared throughout the nodes in the system. Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made. I believe decentralization is the way to go - more voices vs a single entity or power group that controls everything,
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. Elixxir poses to solve the ongoing issues of speed, privacy, security and scaling....something no other project has been able to tackle completely.
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 by default should be the foundation of "freedom" - whether it's in the real world or online...people have the right to privacy.
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