Node Application 10658830277, submitted 2019-04-11 19:56:46

Respondent Id 10658830277
Application Date 2019-04-11 19:56:46
Application Language English
Applicant City Almere
Applicant State/Province Flevoland
Applicant Country Netherlands
What languages do you speak? Dutch, English, German
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Solomining Ethereum Mining grin and zcash Keeping up with blockchain tech
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Almere
Node State Flevoland
Node Country Netherlands
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Zcash grin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Proffit, worldchanger
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Energy cost
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) 50
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 93
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.19 € per 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) 24
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? 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) Exact to spec, rtx 2070, amd ryzen 7 2700x, 16 gb, 1tb ssd etc
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
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Amazone
Why do you want to be a node? For fun and profit, a worldchanger
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit, Discord, LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Worldchanger, David Chaum
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes, mimblewimble and some local amsterdam conferences and meetups
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? Decentral is independent Distributed is centrally controled I’m more on the decentral side
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. Fast(in relation to btc) reliable(in relation to lightning) independent(in relation to dash) anonymous(in relation to btc)
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? We are just at the beginning of a next metanet, and will be very dependent on it. Privacy is a basic right.
Tags Individual, Netherlands, English