Node Application 10662709635, submitted 2019-04-14 2:03:04

Respondent Id 10662709635
Application Date 2019-04-14 2:03:04
Application Language English
Applicant City Korolev
Applicant State/Province Moscow
Applicant Country Russia
What languages do you speak? Russian, English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Blockchain Enthusiast, Private Venture Investor
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Korolev
Node State Moscow
Node Country Russia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? NOIA Network
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? UI
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Very high node system requirements
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) 80
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0,057 $
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) 80
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? 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 would like to become a full member of the network and I`m going to purchase equipment special for node. I need to upgrade some components: a little more ram and high-end processor. For example, will the GTX 580 be enough, or I should use my GTX1080 or do I need an even more modern graphics card?
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I am interested in blockchain technology and various crypto projects. I would like to participate in the launch as I see an extremely interesting and ambitious Project. So I can help the development of the project from a technical and quite possible marketing side. For me, this is an opportunity to grow, learn something new and make some money.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? web surfing
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Facebook, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I am interested in a new paradigm in determining the right of ownership - not owning a wallet with a pair of private and public keys, but the idea that a person directly owns the right to dispose with his “key” each of his coins separately. This is a much higher level of privacy, which is also achieved due to the technology of mixing transactions, but the main thing is security (you cannot steal the whole wallet at once) and the stability of the network as a whole. Also note that I like the new mechanism of consensus in which to compute a new block in the network, groups of several nodes are generated, that work on precomputations before processing the transactions themselves. Of course, this places a heavy load on the nodes, but it solves the problem of the speed of the entire network as a whole.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Noia Network, Aion Network
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. Yes (how much content on a monthly basis?)
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis? 12
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralized system is a subset of a distributed. Decentralized means that there is no single point where the decision is made. Every node makes a decision for it’s own behaviour and the resulting system behaviour is the aggregate response. Distributed means that the processing is shared across multiple nodes. Also distribution refers to differences of location.
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. Speed, privacy and security on a global scale. Quantum resistant, mixnet, consensus mechanism with precomputation before block produced, nodes selected by decentralized randomized algorithm.
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 the right of every person, especially when it comes to Internet technologies, and especially personal data of people and their money. No one should own this right except the person himself!
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