Node Application 10662436057, submitted 2019-04-13 16:38:07

Respondent Id 10662436057
Application Date 2019-04-13 16:38:07
Application Language English
Applicant City New York
Applicant State/Province N.Y.
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English/ French
What is your occupation? Trader/ hobby builder
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? Investor, supporter and would like to be fully engaged moneteraly with crypto as well as create ideas or support great ideas.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Manhattan New York
Node State New York
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? none
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? no dominance of a node over others because of more computing power and amount of blocks. resilience against a 51% attack.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Not enough experience setting up a 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) 73
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 17.73 cents 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) 66
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? No
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I have not seen a better crypto platform that covers so many ongoing challenges in the space and support someone who truly wants people to retain theyre privacy, information and identity.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reading about David in articles years ago and reading about elixxir on coindesk or telegram
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? One node can confirm a true block propogation. A system where no node can dominate due to amount of blocks one node has or tokens, and resistant to a %51 attack, the speed it insures as well as minimal sharing from each partcipant
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? coinmetro, Holochain, Mirocana , Nexo had mined with gigawatt.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Wall street 2013 Bitcoin event on New Years. Others are too pricey but plenty of webinars live.
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? Twice a month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks have multiple centers of control and if one is down others can handle the load and have the shared nformation. Distributed networks everyone is a central figure and all information and nodes are equal. I like the idea of a decentralized network and distributed network. I like the idea of both and elixxir seems to combine both principles.
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. There is no wallet. Tokens are stored on the elixxir platform and if an attack occurs ones wallet is not comprimised like what we have seen in other blockchains. users know the secret passes for each token and it changes with each user transfer. Elixxir does not store information of transactions or knowledge of data other than the hash signatures. from what I understand Elixxir using two types of functions allow for faster more secure tansactions not to mention being prepared against a quantum attack. This is a forward thinking blockchain.
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? As it is ones travels through the internet world is transparent and ones personal data ( internet footprint) is not secure. Understanding the direction the internet is heading and smart networks as well and VR, AR, AI etc one has to be part of this world to exist in curent society. There should be control of ones identity and data and personal freedom. One should feel at ease in their own home and spaces but with smart phones and devices pre rigged to observe and extract information from ones existence without consent will be more and more of a reality as it is already. Plenty of science fiction to reference foreseeing this. Elixxir seems to provide an antidote for the common man against large entities and attack on freedom and privacy. If no safeguard there will be no assuarnce of safety in the web and for particpants.
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