Node Application 10662902171, submitted 2019-04-14 7:49:31

Respondent Id 10662902171
Application Date 2019-04-14 7:49:31
Application Language English
Applicant City San Antonio
Applicant State/Province TX
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Electronics Tech
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? I spent some time mining a couple different cryptos (protection, feather coin, and I set up a bitcoin node although I didn't mine) a few years ago.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City San Antonio
Node State TX
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Feather, Litecoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Inc like something to invest in the I can reasonably certain will give me some meaningful return even if it isn't monetary.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Based on the survey responses- probably money, bond+ hardware+
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) 100
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. . $0.0691 /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) 95
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'd be purchasing hardware specifically to run the node.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) I've dabbled in AWS, there was I time I considered deploying a bitcoin node on there but didn't expect sufficient profit to make it worthwhile.
Why do you want to be a node? I'd like to get involved in something (a community) I can get behind, I want to get involved from the ground up, and I'd like to make some money. blockchain will have a place in the future- that's why I'd like to get involved in something meaningful.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
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? It was touted as fixing all the problems of previous blockchains
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? 15
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I'd like to find the ideal balance between the two, reaping the desirable benefits of both
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. Elixxir is going to increase the speed, privacy, security, and reliability of existing blockchains.
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? The internet poses a huge risk to privacy- protecting that should be a guiding principle
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