Node Application 10656381991, submitted 2019-04-11 0:33:45

Respondent Id 10656381991
Application Date 2019-04-11 0:33:45
Application Language English
Applicant City Hangzhou
Applicant State/Province Zhejiang
Applicant Country China
What languages do you speak? English, Chinese, Hindi
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? We have developed the first GUI wallet for Grin, the popular privacy coin
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City HangZhou
Node State ZheJiang
Node Country China
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Grin, Beam, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? stability is of highest priority. Wallet integration for related business is very important, API must be ready and friendly to integrate for payment processor and exchange
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? If it is too costly and hard to maintain, requires skill set that is not popular, which makes it hard to hire programmers
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) 6
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. . it is hard to estimate before we learn about basics of Elixxir nodes and hardware requirement, but it would be within our budget is there is no big difference with other popular blockchain
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) 60
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? company server room
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 are running several machines that meets or have higher specs than Betanet requirement
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: no, we already have enough hardware for running Betanet per required specifications
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) We are running around 20 servers already with our current business, some running in our office, some on Alibaba cloud. All of them are deployed by us and being maintained by our own staff
Why do you want to be a node? We are very interested in the vision Elixxir provide and would like to be part to push this new technology forward, so we want to participate in a early stage
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? possibilities of privacy, speed and scalability combined together, there are so many that promises one of the above features, but none so far capable of delivering all together
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? yes, we are active among Grin community, we built the first Grin GUI wallet.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? yes, we attended Qtum and Neo conferences in China, also a small meetup in India which involves several teams such as Ethereum and Zilliqa
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? Several articles on our twitter, Medium and frequent discussions on our user channels such as telegram, qq group and wechat groups
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized means decision making process is not dependent on single point or node, while in a distributed network decision making mostly involves centralized knowledge and mechanism.
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. We are impressed by the vision of Elixxir, but honestly we have to test and run the node first before we can give our final answer, we have run so many networks that disappoints whitepaper promise
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 shall be the backbone of free internet, just look at what facebook and google are doing with massive user data without user permission. Blockchain is the hope to solve this problem once and for all
Tags Group, China, English