Node Application 10661782345, submitted 2019-04-13 5:27:20

Respondent Id 10661782345
Application Date 2019-04-13 5:27:20
Application Language English
Applicant City Saint Petersburg
Applicant State/Province RU
Applicant Country Russia
What languages do you speak? Russian and English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? I'm a private investor. I have a small mining farm on video cards and processors. In the crypto industry since the beginning of 2017 and engaged in both mining and investing in promising projects. I have a small channel on YouTube and in telegram.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Saint Petersburg
Node State
Node Country Russia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Zilliqa, Quarkchain
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? The most important thing is the stability of the network. Since everything is tested in the test network, but when the main network starts, the network also works with errors and bugs
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I have a lot of hardware to run the site, plus experience, plus stable Internet, so I have no difficulties.
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) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . Minimum price for electricity. To$ 0.05 per kilowatt
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? 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) AMD Ryzen 2700X, 2x DDR4 Corsair 8Gb 3000MHz, SSD 500GB, Radeon RX580 8 GB, 2x Corsair TX750M 80 Plus Gold 750W
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: There are 7 mining farms with 6 graphics cards each.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Yes. I deployed the node on scaleway cloud servers for mining quarkchain coins
Why do you want to be a node? After mining in quarkchain and Zilliqa test networks, I want to continue to develop in this direction, buy new equipment for new projects and expand my experience in this direction.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Serious people who are behind the project. I really liked the idea of privacy and encryption.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? In Russian communities Quarkchain and Zilliqa
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Blockchain UTconference in Moscow
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 can create video content in Russian and English, how to raise the node or some other instruction. I will also write written instructions and share them with different communities. In month 2-4 content can burn
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralized network is a peer-to-peer network, i.e. P2P. In it all participants are equal. And in a distributed network, a group of computers located at a long distance connected to each other. Distributed networks are more promising in my opinion.
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. All blockchain platforms are similar to each other. Who has sharding, someone votes for knots others have something else. But the most important thing is that the team set feasible goals and worked on the project. In this case, the project will succeed. And it is better to talk about some improvements and shortcomings in the process of the test network, since everything can be touched and understood where there are shortcomings and where there are advantages.
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 very important. Bitcoin was invented for this, now it needs to be improved. There are a lot of bad things happening on the Internet and you need to protect yourself from it. Important correspondence can be read by hackers and information gets to third parties. So privacy is very important for that.
Tags Individual, Russia, English