Node Application 10663610064, submitted 2019-04-14 21:27:57

Respondent Id 10663610064
Application Date 2019-04-14 21:27:57
Application Language English
Applicant City Jacksonville
Applicant State/Province Florida
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Enthusiast, Investor, Mining. Follow the space closely.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Jacksonville
Node State Florida
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Ravencoin
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Scalability (chain size, network traffic weight, TPS), interoperability, secured, sustainability.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Nothing.
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) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . $110
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) 99
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) CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070, GTX 1060 (7 of them), RAM: 8GB, SSD: ADATA NAND 2.5" 1TB, Motherboard: ASRock AB350 Pro4
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: The hardware meets and exceeds the specs
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? Support the Network. Invest in future technology and support it.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Technology and its goal.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Ravencoin
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? 2
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? To keep it precise mainly decentralized network has no central authority, when compared to traditional distributed networks. I think decentralized networks are cool and potential promising future.
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. Mainly Elixxir is attempting to solve the scalability problem to hit 160,000 TPS by phase 4. Enhanced privacy mechanism to hide meta data. Trying to solve major challenges to hit the retail market and its adoption.
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? Guess it is a fundamental right :)
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