Node Application 10661887792, submitted 2019-04-13 7:37:16

Respondent Id 10661887792
Application Date 2019-04-13 7:37:16
Application Language English
Applicant City anderson
Applicant State/Province IN
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? ENGLISH
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 have been involved with crypto since Bitcoin was $50 per coin, 2013. I have owned and ran DASH MASTERNODE (MN) since JULY 2014. At one point I assisted many other people to also run DASH MN's in a "collective". I have had 60 people and 13 DASH MN's under my control at one point. Now, I monitor many crypto projects but not currently active in any one project, at this time. I have very little info on your project but what I have seen, I like.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node State IN
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, MANY MANY MANY, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? STILL LOOKING
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? NONE AT THIS TIME
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) 20
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. . $0.08192 USD/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) 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? 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) I still need to see FULL SPEC REQUIREMENTS
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: n/a
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I love to learn new things and I want crypto to succeed, no matter who the winners are, so to speak. If I can help by being a tiny part of the HUGE process..... they YEA!!!!
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? I really cannot remember as I look at a LOT of crypto daily
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? it's crypto
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? not at this time
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? not yet
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? Decentralized networks work between the peers of the network to collect, hold and distribute information without a central point of failure - while distributed networks use a central hub to collect, hold and distribute information. This information could easily be altered to favor or harm certain "individuals" etc etc.................Where am I? Stuck in the middle with you...... Between the future and the past...... Working to bring the future closer to use all, sooner rather than later! I am ready to get back into this :-D
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. ....the value proposition? I'm not familiar with this term so....... tl;dr summary - I'll know the value of Elixxir once I get to "play" with it -........... How it differs from other current blockchain solutions is something for the DEVs to figure out. I'll be running the node and following the lead of the DEVs. The DEVs need to give it value and it's the DEVs that need not use a copy and paste attitude when writing code for any blockchain solution.
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 should ALWAYS be a, "first thought" for "the system" and the last thought, of the consumer. Privacy by Default sounds AWESOME!!!
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