Node Application 10662864008, submitted 2019-04-14 6:55:30

Respondent Id 10662864008
Application Date 2019-04-14 6:55:30
Application Language English
Applicant City Charlotte
Applicant State/Province NC
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Nurse Anesthetist
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? Have been buying and trading crypto for the last 3 years.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Charlotte
Node State NC
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?
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) 50
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. . Doesn't matter to me
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) 16gb of ram, 256gb boot ssd, 32 TB ssd storage, Intel i3 processor. GPU amd rx vega 64 Gigabyte, z370 motherboard
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? My group is interested in helping to establish Elixxir (2CC). We are excited about the project, and are trying to help both with funding and hardware.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Telegram
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy and scalability, the team
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)? 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? Happy to do what is required on my off time.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized networks are a type of distributed network. The main difference is the nodes. A node controls a subset locally and is verified by other nodes rather than the whole system. I personally fall in the middle. I like the idea of a complete distrubuted system, but it creates it's own problems due to size and scalability. The bigger the system the harder it is to remain completely distributed and remain viable.
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. Adds more privacy to current systems and eliminates storage of transactions on the blockchain, only tokens.
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 more data goes online, privacy is sacrificed as it is controlled by too many vendors. Any breach in the process has privacy concerns. All of the hacks and breaches leave too much consumer and business data open to perusal. Elixxir aims to limit exposure of this data by tokenization.
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