Node Application 10649692588, submitted 2019-04-08 15:16:52

Respondent Id 10649692588
Application Date 2019-04-08 15:16:52
Application Language English
Applicant City Toronto
Applicant State/Province ON
Applicant Country Canada
What languages do you speak? English, Polish
What is your occupation? Operations
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Professional degree beyond bachelor’s degree (for example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Running basic ravencoin node, reviewed over 100 whitepapers, participated in ICOs and trade. Designed/contributed to: Tokenpass universal toked identity, tokenmarkets ecommerce platform and tokenfm media platform. Have consulted projects regarding practical applications for traceability, privacy, tokenization, security tokens, collectibles, etc.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Georgetown
Node State ON
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ravencoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Better UI for more effective decentralization
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? high capital outlay over $60k
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) 100
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 15c/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) 20
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? Home or office
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) I7-8700, gtx1080, 2 TB drive, high speed network
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)
Yes (please specify) My partner does via aws and other
Why do you want to be a node? Support the potential of the project for publishing, collectibles and digital assets. Preferred protocol partnership potential.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? LinkedIn or conference
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy application for data publishing in various verticals; cMix.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not especially active but follow ethereum, ravencoin, vechain, tezos. Focused on practical applications.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Monage, crypto invest summit, tokenfest, token 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? Two publications or videos per month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks should be public and broad networks with many participants and transparent governance. Distributed networks are shared networks that can be purpose built with varying rules for participation as a user or node. Distributed networks are better suited for federations of companies or entities seeking to share specific transactions or data. They can publish occasionally to Decentralized networks as needed. Both are valuable. Decentralized more for currency and monetary transactions, distributed for other use cases.
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. Lower hardware requirements and better ability to conceal identity such as it, metadata,etc.
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? Trust and trade are the foundation for all social structure. Identity and privacy are both requirements.
Tags Group, Canada, English