Node Application 10655992609, submitted 2019-04-10 19:29:04

Respondent Id 10655992609
Application Date 2019-04-10 19:29:04
Application Language English
Applicant City Timbuktu
Applicant State/Province YellowKnife
Applicant Country Canada
What languages do you speak? english
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? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Pool, Explorer, Node, Public wallet operator.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Kitchener
Node State Ontario
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Burst, Multiple PIVX DASH Bitcoin Ethereum litecoin clones., DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? More quality control when providing updates to the network and code reviews.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Not being selected for the beta program
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) 75
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. . N/A
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) 80
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? 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) dual X5650. 96GB ram, 500GB ssd or 10TB HDD
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)
Why do you want to be a node? To help support the network, Keep it decentralized, Provide access within Canada, and to make a little money on the site
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Running a beta node for the network
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Multiple pool,explorer,node operator channels
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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? Node setup and operational instructions as needed by the community
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralized network is one in which all members of the network particiapte at a equal level as long as they agree on core concepts created by the group without being held to one standard of operation. A distributed network is what most crypto is today. Multiple people running 1 core groups version of the network without question.
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? privacy by default is required for the internet to maintain its current status quo unless we go back to the wallet gardens of the 1990s
Tags Individual, Canada, English