Node Application 10659257651, submitted 2019-04-12 2:09:11

Respondent Id 10659257651
Application Date 2019-04-12 2:09:11
Application Language English
Applicant City Brussels
Applicant State/Province Brussels
Applicant Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? english, french
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Active in the space for almost 5 years, performed over the last 12 months about 8 direct investments into various fieds: ICOs, Mining farms, long/short crypto positions. Ambition to raise $15-20mm in the next 6-9 months for direct and indirect investments into the crypto sphere.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Brussels
Node State Brussels
Node Country Belgium
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Not enough info to date to be able to provide any improvement suggestions. Looking forward to it.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? So far in Belgium, none.
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) 100
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. . 7-14c 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) 70
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? Datacenter
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) We have all the required equipment to run an Elixxir node in inventory, i.e. Motherboard: Tyan Tempest HX S7105, CPU: Dual CPU Scalable 4114, RAM: 128GB, NVMe Drives: 2x480GB, 2xNvidia 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: Motherboard: Tyan Tempest HX S7105, CPU: Dual CPU Scalable 4114, RAM: 128GB, NVMe Drives: 2x480GB, 2xNvidia RTX 2070
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Amazon, GoogleCloud, OVH, Infomaniak.
Why do you want to be a node? As being a future investor in Elixxir, is key for us to secure the network and take part to the governance system.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? From one of your insiders: Margaux Avedisian.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? It's disruptive blockchain aspects combining scalability, speed, quantum computing proof and last but not least privacy aspects. It is a real end-users oriented blockchain with a lot of potential for dApps on it.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Monero, Desir, Ripple.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? yes. 2018: Atlantic city in July, London World Blockhain Forum in Sept, NYC CoinDesk in Dec, Belgium Up-Servers, GPU-Solutions
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. Elixxir differs from other Blockchain in the sense that it is the only one combining the 4 following aspects: speed, scalability, security (quantum computing proof) and privacy. Other blockchains only cover max 3 of them.
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? Let people choose whether they want to share their personal data, if so let them be paid for it. Anyways, EU regulation is more prone for data protection (GDPR regulation)
Tags Group, Belgium, English
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The Dutch connection with the equipment, +1

Hi, good point on GDPR. Elixxir solve the problem.