Node Application 10653304665, submitted 2019-04-09 21:35:27

Respondent Id 10653304665
Application Date 2019-04-09 21:35:27
Application Language English
Applicant City Vancouver
Applicant State/Province BC
Applicant Country Canada
What languages do you speak? English, French
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? I run one of the largest Bitcoin mining companies in North America. It is a listed public company.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Vancouver
Node State BC
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, Steem, Loki, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Ease of use and reliability of software.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None.
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. . $0.02 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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) We own our own facilities plus we have rooms in major interconnects in Toronto, NYC and Mozambique
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) Amazon AWS, Rackspace and Digital Ocean. Also our team has strong sys admin, devops experience including most enterprise stacks like Kubernetes, etc.
Why do you want to be a node? I like the concept of Elixxir and think its the right evolution for the space.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? That it serves a useful purpose and scalable privacy.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? I've spoken at many, I used to run one of the first as well, The Blockchain Event, in partnership with TMCNET.
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 have a whole PR team and a number of social media managers. We will be helping to bring considerable awareness to the project.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I think its all relative. In the context of Blockchain networks, I think its mostly about arbitration and the metric for that.. I believe whatever makes sense for the problem and requirements at hand.
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. Transaction speed and scalability while maintaining end-to-end transactional and communications privacy.
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 its necessary to protect everyones right to freedom of speech.
Tags Group, Canada, English
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