Node Application 10657108999, submitted 2019-04-11 8:02:38

Respondent Id 10657108999
Application Date 2019-04-11 8:02:38
Application Language English
Applicant City Changsha
Applicant State/Province Hunan
Applicant Country China
What languages do you speak? English,Chinese
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? 1. Developed applications related to Bitcoin wallet; 2. Run Stellar payment node
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Changsha
Node State Hunan
Node Country China
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Stellar
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? 1. Scaling; 2. Better way to build applications on top of Elixxir network
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? can't think of any
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) 51
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. . $200/month max
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) 98
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
In what type of environment would this server be located?
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications?
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) I run Stellar node on 2. run Hadoop cluster on for data analysis.
Why do you want to be a node? I'm interested in exploring Elixxir technology
How did you originally hear about Elixxir?
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? 1. consensus protocol not vulnerable to a 51% attack; 2. Speed; 3. Transactional and communication privacy.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Stellar community
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Stellar conference in Shanghai
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? blog on node operational experiences on bi-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?
Tags Individual, China, English
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Interesting that this applicant clearly knows something about Elixxir and blockchain, but didn’t choose to fill out the last few questions. Anyone have thoughts on how this should be prioritized, and how weight should be given to diligence and demonstrated interest vs. extenuating circumstances (like a language barrier)?

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