Node Application 10658533196, submitted 2019-04-11 16:46:32

Respondent Id 10658533196
Application Date 2019-04-11 16:46:32
Application Language English
Applicant City Brugge
Applicant State/Province West-Vlaanderen
Applicant Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? javascript, php, python, sql, .net, java, dutch, english, french, spanish
What is your occupation? Software Development
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? investor, I also created a few blockchain tools for myself. I also opensourced a few exchange API libraries and created a trading bot but that was purely experimental, not to make actual profit - I'm a believer in the crypto space.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Amsterdam
Node State Amsterdam
Node Country Netherlands
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? fast blocktimes
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? disk space, software crashes, cpu usage, ram usage, no incentive
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) 23
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. . 100
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) 26
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) on the cloud based hosting I definitely do
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) "deploying servers to cloud-based services" sounds a little quirky to me, but if you are talking about docker containers or similar, yes
Why do you want to be a node? interest in the elixxir project
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? seems to innovate in the blockchain space - other than some players which just fork bitcoin
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? sure, there's a crypto meetup not far from where I live, but it's 10-50 members and happens monthly
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? we'll see how decent the node runs and if so, I definitely will want to reach out in my network
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? distributed = different tasks are spread out across clients (usually managed by 1 controller entity) decentralized = all clients are basically doing the same and none of them have control over the network
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, Netherlands, English