Node Application 10662074598, submitted 2019-04-13 10:43:19

Respondent Id 10662074598
Application Date 2019-04-13 10:43:19
Application Language English
Applicant City Stewartsville
Applicant State/Province NJ
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Java, C++, Python, and a little Spanish
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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've been investing in crypto for several years. I currently trade cryptocurrencies using my own AI-powered trading bot. I also have deep financial industry experience and deep software experience.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Stewartsville
Node State NJ
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? N/A
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None. My home office internet speed is capped at 30MBps but I can get 1GBps+ at another location. We have underground utilities so power and internet are very reliable.
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) 13
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.18/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) 29
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? 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? No
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: I have a total of 3TB RAM, 10TB SSD, and over 500 cores deployed. I also have a dual-titan RTX workstation. However, those are all dedicated to tasks so I would probably either buy a new workstation or lease one on the cloud. If I cannot get the required 500Mb internet service I will go with a cloud provider.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Tons, I use them regularly in my business. I was also a lead solution architect on the Verizon Cloud.
Why do you want to be a node?
How did you originally hear about Elixxir?
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities?
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform?
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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