Node Application 10661610883, submitted 2019-04-13 1:07:40

Respondent Id 10661610883
Application Date 2019-04-13 1:07:40
Application Language English
Applicant City Singapore
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Singapore
What languages do you speak? English Chinese French Greek
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Chief strategy officer of the company that launched the first bitcoin atm. Developed a Blockchain strategy With Dr. Varoufakis of MOF greek government. Currently, partner up with DragonChain in developing enterprise solutions for SMEs in Asia and europe.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Singapore
Node State
Node Country Singapore
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Z cash in order to mine z cash more effciently, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? fairer economics, real use case to justify the cost of infrastructure.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None, I have tons of clouds service credits. My family business [PII] owns several warehouses all over Singapore and Malaysia. All of which have multiple high-speed internets which can support with a pf sense load balancer. 1 gbps in Singapore per month is a few hundred dollars for corporate connection and there are 4 ISP offering that speed up to 10 GBps . Power is very stable in Singapore.
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) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 10-8cents per kilowatt in Singapore in malaysia 7-5 cents 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) 100
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) Yes i5 to i7 processors with 1070 GTX and 2070 GTX GPUs 16GB ram with 500 GB ssd I can easily buy more storage and ram it is cheap in Singapore. I have a 400 GPUs
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: p106-100 mining card GPUs
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) I have two employees under me with relevant experience and relationship with a dev team in the region willing to deploy in a week's notice.
Why do you want to be a node? I know of David Chaum significance to the crypto community and is assured by the blockchain's soundness in architectural design.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Dapps and the fact the blocks will not be orphan because it will be produced by a team of nodes. Which makes it hard for bad actors to sabotage the network.
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)? BEF, Consensus, Dubai blockchain week.
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? 2-3 videos 15 minutes each should be fine.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? For me it depends on the use case. you can ha e distributed nodes with centralized control of those nodes, decentralize means the nodes can work independently of each other with each other, that no single point of failure will affect it.
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. just be less dysfunctional than tron EOS and ethereum, Elixxir will win the market. the market will be well informed technically savvy people willing to start their own companies based on dapps.
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? I live in a pro west but still one party state. Yes of course privacy by default is critical
Tags Group, Singapore, English