Node Application 10650059253, submitted 2019-04-08 18:13:11

Respondent Id 10650059253
Application Date 2019-04-08 18:13:11
Application Language English
Applicant City Prague
Applicant State/Province Czech Republic
Applicant Country
What languages do you speak? Czech, Slovak, English, German
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I've been a keen trader and miner since 2014, helped with some shit-coin development (for example b-hash - but not as a developer...I took care of the marketing and social media).. Apart of that I havent participated in any project more deeply... But 5 years of mining/trading taught me a lot in my opinion..
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Prague
Node State Czech Republic
Node Country Czech Republic
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Honestly...I have no idea, since I'm not really experienced when it comes to nodes...But I believe its not that big of an issue...
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I can't think of any
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) 28
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. . 3kč/kWh = circa 0.15 usd/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) 65
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? In place where are my mining rigs stored...(rented area - smth like a abandoned garage)
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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) Intel Core i7-8700 + gtx1080ti + 2x1TB SSD + 1200W Corsair PSU
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: 5 lower-end pc's (all the same) i5-7500K gtx1060 6gb 2TB hard disk 250GB SSD 750W Corsair PSU
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? 1. experience 2. I always want to help crypto projects 3. slot in mainnet
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Honestly...the main reason is how professional the whole project looks...
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not currently
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Only one small one in Prague...none well known
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? Depends on what exactly would need to be made and how much time would it take...But an hour a day? That could be a nice deal..
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Both decentralized and not decentralizated projects are often great...Fan base of cryptocurrencies is each day wider and wider and people should accept both approaches..
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.
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? Not only for the future of the internet - privacy is something everyone is talking about nowadays..Eventhough I dont think any crypto can really take over the fiat, but all I can do is cheer and participate, since I'm only a small fish in the ocean...
Tags Individual, Czech Republic, English