Node Application 10639240029, submitted 2019-04-03 14:31:25

Respondent Id 10639240029
Application Date 2019-04-03 14:31:25
Application Language English
Applicant City Phoenix
Applicant State/Province Arizona
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? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? writing about privacy tech, stablecoins, proof of stake and nodes ... 3 years.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Goodyear
Node State Arizona
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? pivx, bulwark, phore, duality blockchain, lots of proof of stake projects, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? easy set-up, easy management, dash board tools
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? ease of set-up, time required to manage
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) 52
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. . unknown, not a concern
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) 69
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? Yes (please describe)
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, will purchase new
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) FedoraGold
Why do you want to be a node? long-time fan of Chaum! Super excited about this project!!!
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
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? cryptography, nodes, Chaum
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? yes. Duality Blockchain, Phore, FedoraGold, BEAM, Beaxy
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? yes. Tiburon Strategic Advisors CEO Summit
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 blog / month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? philosophy meets business ... an entire conversation
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. needs to be clarified more clearly and with more frequency on social. Right now the only thing people know is , "CHAUM!"
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? because optional privacy isn't private
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