Node Application 10656751300, submitted 2019-04-11 5:21:59

Respondent Id 10656751300
Application Date 2019-04-11 5:21:59
Application Language English
Applicant City Frankston
Applicant State/Province Victoria
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Currency trader.
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? Not a lot outside trading.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Frankston
Node State Victoria
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Have not run a node previously.
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? n/a
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Only have access to 250mbit/s down 100mbit/s up.
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) 42
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 18.10 c/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? Hardware
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) Intel i7 8700K, 16gb DDR4 ram, 4tb HDD, 1tb SSD, RTX 2070.
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? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I believe in the project.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? -10 second block times (acceptable substitute for in person purchases) -Throughput and security scales with greater number of nodes -Useful PoW (no 'weak subjectivity is good enough' approach, no sharding) -Private by default -Messaging platform -Only store currently spendable outputs (no blockchain bloat problem)
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? n/a
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? n/a
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? A decentralized system is a subset of a distributed system
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. n/a
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? n/a
Tags Individual, Australia, English