Node Application 10639720841, submitted 2019-04-03 18:09:06

Respondent Id 10639720841
Application Date 2019-04-03 18:09:06
Application Language English
Applicant City Bend
Applicant State/Province OR
Applicant Country
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Software Development
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? Currently lead the cryptocurrency R&D team at a computer based training company and large cryptocurrency miner. Drawing bitcoin denominated salary.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Bend
Node State OR
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? privacy, speed, ease of use
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? we have existing ethereum vm (solidity) contracts and wallet code tested on Rootstock RSK. Investigating whether we would need to start over.
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) 2
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. . I'm under NDA, but it's Pacific Northwestern hydro.
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) 1
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Both
In what type of environment would this server be located? dedicated secret mining facility
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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) a building with lots of fans and headphones to prevent ear damage.
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 missed the node specs page, I'm just looking for whether or not you support the Ethereum VM. We're the right company for this sort of thing, I'm just not the right guy.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) We're an AWS microservices shop with lots of streaming interactive video. We're also miners.
Why do you want to be a node? I'm not sure we do, but we have substantial mining expertise and we are moving a traditional subscription based computer based training app to a dApp for 20K 30 day active users. We'd like our learners to create their own quiz questions as part of a loyalty program. We could and likely would run a node if it's profitable.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? I get most of this stuff from Taariq's SF Cryptocurrency Devs.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The inspirational music in the videos.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I used to be a buttonwood regular. I bought a few bitcoins from strangers.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? runner up in last years Portland Blockstack hackathon. I bought a Carhartt snowsuit with the cash. (which was fiat for some reason)
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? we've done some bitcoin mining videos. If it has potential, we've got the expertise.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? We're comfortable with proof of work driven censorship resistance. Beyond that, ask Vitalik what is decentralized vs distributed. We have a CEO that currently calls the shots for everything, but working through the mechanics and internal politics of exactly how to change that.
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. other solutions leak metadata.
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? Future of society, not just internet. If only a few people go dark, then the NSA will identify muckrakers by process of elimination. Neutering the NSA top secret tools is the only way to neuter the massive budgets.
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