Node Application 10661890100, submitted 2019-04-13 7:46:48

Respondent Id 10661890100
Application Date 2019-04-13 7:46:48
Application Language English
Applicant City Ballina
Applicant State/Province Mayo
Applicant Country Ireland
What languages do you speak? english
What is your occupation? It Student
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? Mining since early 2014
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Ballina
Node State Mayo
Node Country Ireland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
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) 8
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. . $ .22c 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) 69
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) Rysen 1950x, Rx Vega 64 x2 , TridentZ Series (8GBx4), Seagate 8tb x 3, Samsung 1TB M.2 x 2, Aorus X399 Xtreme
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) setup AWS server at college.
Why do you want to be a node? To offer a distributed geographical location to the network. FTTH will be availble at my location within 18months offering 1000mb connection.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Bitcointalk
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The privacy aspect and also the whole rollout appears very considered from the outset.
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)? no
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 reviews/posts
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralised has no central authority creating consensus , distributed is spread out but could have cental authority.
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 think the privacy by default and the ground up nature of its rool out.
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 while the internet was originally concieved to share information easily, it has morphed into a means to harvest information now. Individuals, while often freely giving their personal information, should be in control of their personal data.
Tags Individual, Ireland, English