Node Application 10655723187, submitted 2019-04-10 16:53:00

Respondent Id 10655723187
Application Date 2019-04-10 16:53:00
Application Language English
Applicant City Kiryat Tivon
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Israel
What languages do you speak? English, Hebrew, Spanish
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? I’m a serial entrepreneur. Co-founded and was the CTO in a number of startups. Sold 3 of them to large US companies. My expertise is in networking, cloud computing and security. I know about blockchain since 2011, but only got active in 2017. Researching and studying many blockchain projects, invested in about a hundred project to date, and am also advising a few. Running nodes for a few other projects (current focus on Harmony and Zenon).
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Kiryat Tivon (can change easily if a vps is possible)
Node State
Node Country Israel
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Zenon (running a number of nodes), Harmony (testing currently). Going to run Tezos and PAL shortly
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? I don’t have enough information to answer that at this point.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? N/A
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) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . Currently all my nodes are vps so I don’t have that estimate
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? Personal Home
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: I rather use a vps if possible at all
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) I have a dozen of servers at DigitalOcean (around the globe), and also a couple at AWS.
Why do you want to be a node? Elixxir is an interesting project and I’d like to be exposed to it and contribute to it.
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? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I’m always interested in projects that push the envelope on the technology front to the next level. Elixxir seems like it belongs in that category
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Zenon, Harmony
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Consensus
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? 1 article
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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?
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