Node Application 10664118811, submitted 2019-04-15 5:37:07

Respondent Id 10664118811
Application Date 2019-04-15 5:37:07
Application Language English
Applicant City Queluz
Applicant State/Province Lisbon
Applicant Country Portugal
What languages do you speak? English, Portuguese
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? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Started mining Bitcoin just for fun in 2010 while i was a hardcore gamer in World of Warcraft. At that time i only understood the Technical component and not the Economical from Distributed Ledger Technology. In 2014 i lost all my btc at Mt.Gox. I've returned back to the cryptospace in 2016 mining ETH and studying the economical component. Now i'm starting a PhD on the field (KICO - Knowledge and Information Coin)
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Queluz
Node State Lisbon
Node Country Portugal
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Easier setup and configuration suitable for non-tech people. helping mass adoption and descentralization.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? ASIC algorithms.
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) 48
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.16190 € kW/h
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) 8
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Microsoft Azure.
Why do you want to be a node? The project seems very interesting.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Coindesk
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? The technical approach, the knowledge and skills of the team supporting the project
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. No
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis?
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralization is associated to Power - Distributed is the technical framework to support decentralization. A like DAO kind of systems
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. Pre-Processing. Dynamic "worker team" selection. Security and Privacy
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? Because privacy is a fundamental of liberty. We should own our data and only "share" it when and with who we want.
Tags Individual, Portugal, English