Node Application 10661338102, submitted 2019-04-12 19:32:03

Respondent Id 10661338102
Application Date 2019-04-12 19:32:03
Application Language English
Applicant City Icheon-si
Applicant State/Province Gyeonggi-do
Applicant Country South Korea
What languages do you speak? English, Korean
What is your occupation? Teacher
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Trading, running PoW nodes and XRP validators, using for consumer transactions, wallet transfers
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Icheon-si
Node State Gyeonggi-do
Node Country South Korea
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), XRP
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Allow for less powerful and less specialized hardware configurations to participate as nodes.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Expensive hardware
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) 75
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 75
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. .
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) 30
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? Private Business
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? No
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? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I would like to actively participate in the growth of the next generation of finance
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The promise of a more inclusive system
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? A few XRP groups for validators
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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 network uses consensus to validate the data on the network while a distributed network is may or may not use a single point for validating the data. I prefer decentralized.
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. I'm currently unable to offer an answer. I don't believe the details of how exactly Elixxir will validate and store transaction or data.
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? Privacy is a human right.
Tags Individual, South Korea, English

good job, u have my vote. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Would be good to have you on the team

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And my vote too

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This is my application. I wanted to expand on my answer about “value proposition”. I don’t completely understand all the aspects of the system as a whole nor do I claim to comprehend the full potential of Elixxir. I’m a tech guy. I’ve seen many discussions on the discord channel that are over my head. I’ve skimmed conversations about cryptography, algorithms, storage solutions, use cases, marketing ideas, etc. To me the most important thing is the messaging layer. That is what I’m most interested in helping support. How people choose to make use of the network will add to the value. I’m capable of maintaining a node. There are brilliant thinkers, futurists and developers that see light years ahead of me. I’m just a simple guy who hopes to participate in a way I’m capable. So the value to me, is to participate.


Me too