Node Application 10655991248, submitted 2019-04-10 19:21:27

Respondent Id 10655991248
Application Date 2019-04-10 19:21:27
Application Language English
Applicant City Irvine
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Currently a full-time validator for Cosmos Network, and Iris Network. We had worked in cryptocurrency startups in the past on doing software development for p2p lending, and dealing desk.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City San Jose
Node State CA
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Cosmos Network, Iris Network
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Privacy focused blockchain
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) 60
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. . $0.20/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? 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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) AMD EPYC, Nvidia Titan X Pascal, 16GB DDR4, 2TB SSD
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: n/a
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) GCP, AWS, Digital Ocean
Why do you want to be a node? To participate in governance, to diversify cryptocurrency holdings, to be up-to-date with the crytoeconomics and cryptocurrency community, to be part of the cypherpunk movement.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Ethereum, Cosmos Network, Iris Network, Bitcoin
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Devcon, SFBW, ETHDenver, Bitcoin Conference, CIS
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? 4
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? "peer to peer with hubs" vs "full mesh". I acknowledge that that is currently a tradeoff in terms of network and governance speed vs network resilience. Our position is dependent on the goal of the network.
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 including privacy on metadata, where other end-to-end encryption solutions lack.
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? Censorship resistant, fungibility, and social/personal freedom
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