Node Application 10656519914, submitted 2019-04-11 2:37:03

Respondent Id 10656519914
Application Date 2019-04-11 2:37:03
Application Language English
Applicant City London
Applicant State/Province London
Applicant Country United Kingdom
What languages do you speak? German, English, Danish
What is your occupation? MBA student, business development through blockchain
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? Entered the blockchain space in 2014 and ran a full bitcoin node in 2015. Since 2016, I worked with venture capital firms focussing on blockchain innovation and blockchain enabled businesses. I am currently completing an MBA to study blockchain enabled business models.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City London
Node State London
Node Country United Kingdom
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Easy user interface for layman to run a node. Ideally, no programming skills should be required and people should run a node through their wallet. Online and offline support.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None at the moment.
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) 21
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 16.21 USD/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? 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: Would need to learn more about hardware requirements
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) AWS
Why do you want to be a node? Support network Analyse network efficiency Develop decentralised business models
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Innovation, quality of team
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Bitcoin
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? DevCon 2017, Blockchain summer school 2017 Copenhagen, Ethereal 2017 San Francisco, Consensys 2017
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. No
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis?
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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