Node Application 10661387819, submitted 2019-04-12 20:31:50

Respondent Id 10661387819
Application Date 2019-04-12 20:31:50
Application Language English
Applicant City St. Louis
Applicant State/Province MO
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Chinese
What is your occupation? Software Development
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? I started Bitcoin mining in 2011 and has been mining ETH until 2015. Right now, I am serving as a baker for Tezos and mining GRIN and skycoin.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City St. Louis
Node State MO
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? I would like to see more organized node operating support tools. This can save everyone a lot of time and make the node operation more efficient.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? No
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) 69
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . $10/month
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) 50
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?
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) AWS and google cloud
Why do you want to be a node? Because I am interested in crypto and Elixxir in particular.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Telegram
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? David Chaum's new invention tells all.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? ETH, EOS, TEZOS, Rchain
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Standford Blockchain Conference, MIT Blockchain Conference.
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? I am willing to share the setup tutorials and tweets for sure.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed networks can be centralized when they make decisions based on the overall utility. Decentralized networks operates based on each one's own interest and then reach consensus. I am a believer of decentralized networks with free entry.
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. Value proposition is based on limited supply and people's common belief. I think it's hard for any project to beat Bitcoin in this sense.
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? because privacy is the key for sensible data transmission, such as financial data and also personal internet usage data.
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