Node Application 10651211835, submitted 2019-04-09 7:11:03

Respondent Id 10651211835
Application Date 2019-04-09 7:11:03
Application Language English
Applicant City Bilthoven
Applicant State/Province Utrecht
Applicant Country Netherlands
What languages do you speak? English, Dutch, German
What is your occupation? IT
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? Mining, running nodes from other cryptocurrencies, investing, now joined Masters Program Digital Currencies & Blockchain University of Nicosia Cyprus
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Amsterdam
Node State Noord Holland
Node Country Netherlands
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ravencoin, Zilliqa
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Stable running (others did too) and consuming known level of resources
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Price and/or very very difficult to configure, non-stable running
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) 50
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. . € 0,21 per 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) 100
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? Datacenter
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Google Cloud, AWS Cloud
Why do you want to be a node? I very much like to participate in a serious project in the crypto currency environment. Considering the previous track record and being the founder of Digital Cash I like to be involved in a project David Chaum is involved in. As I learned from the history of money adn cryptocurrencies he can be seen as a strong foundation of the current blockchain and cryptocurrencies technology.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The technical innovation on all facets. Scalability, privacy, security and speed in a decentralised solution.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Just starting, went to Grin Amsterdam 2019, experimented with other coins and nodes. Running RVN and ZIL nodes.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Grin Amsterdam 2019
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? twitter updates, medium review
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed networks can be under the control of one central authority, possibly not bound to one location but are very centralised while purely decentralised networks are not under the control of one authority/person. Every node running in a decentralised network is under the control of the owner / administrator and together these nodes have to reach consensus according to the rules agreed. One CPU one Vote. I am much more on the decentralised part.
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 is operating as an open decentralized blockchain solution with diferent independent nodes running the Elixxir blokchain in which no detailed private information of transactions or senders/receivers is stored on the blockchain. In effect this is what sometimes consortium private permissioned chains achieve, but they or not decentralized and always under control of a small group of nodes. In a truly decentralized solution with a lot of different nodes the trust and stabilty in the network is always much better.
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 your data should be your data by design. If not some person, company, government always can use, access , change your data even if you do not want to. It should be legally implemented in the Constitution of all countries. To make privacy default and use data immutable on a blockchain solution the data is truly yours.
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