Node Application 10663756035, submitted 2019-04-15 0:34:15

Respondent Id 10663756035
Application Date 2019-04-15 0:34:15
Application Language English
Applicant City Seoul
Applicant State/Province Seoul
Applicant Country South Korea
What languages do you speak? English, Korean
What is your occupation? Business Development, Advisor
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Entered blockchain scene in 2013 after watching US Senate Hearing on Digital Currencies, traded BTC at $10. Entered startups in Seoul and San Francisco 2014-2017, jumped back into blockchain during second boom. Joined venture backed crypto startup in Korea in late 2018. One of only handful of American startup entrepreneurs working in blockchain in Korea with on the ground knowledge of the scene's players, opportunities, and pitfalls.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Seoul
Node State Seoul
Node Country South Korea
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Orbs, Sovrin, Worbli (also planned Aergo, Cosmos, Maker, Storj)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? We would like to see improvements in Deployment / Node upgrades process.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? We are obviously concerned if the operating costs exceeds the token reward value. With that said, we are able to continue through the short term fluctuations.
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. . $0.10/kWh ~ $0.12/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) 100
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications?
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: N/A
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) We have extensive experience deploying servers for enterprise, mobile, and blockchain projects. In particular, with our experience working with protocols like Orbs, Sovrin, Worbli, and our own protocol R&D project. Strong familiarity with AWS, Azure, Google, Docker, etc.
Why do you want to be a node? With our experience in EOSYS, the most recognized EOS community in South Korea, we understand the interplay between community, developers, and infrastructure participants. We believe in Elixxir's potential, and therefore, would like to leverage past success into future growth opportunities.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
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? During our development work with POLARIS, an EOS-based protocol, we envisioned a mobile messenger application with end-to-end privacy. When we learned about David Chaum's vision for Elixxir, we realized that his approach to privacy for both communication and payments was exactly what was missing from our model. We fell in love and now fully support the project's principles and technical strengths.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes, we are involved in EOSYS, Sovrin and other protocols' communities and actively participate in governance as a South Korean representative.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes, too many to list. Most recently in Seoul: - ABF - BUIDL - Deconomy
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? With our connections to influencers and marketers in Korea, an unlimited amount can be created and deployed, all dependent on budget allocation.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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.
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?
Tags Group, South Korea, English
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South Korea has one of the highest cryptocurrency adoption rates in the world. Should we prioritize node applications, like this one, that help us build a presence in these markets?

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Early crypto space entrants are always welcome !
Good luck, I hope your application gets shortlisted.


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You got my vote. Good luck.