Node Application 10664206244, submitted 2019-04-15 6:37:51

Respondent Id 10664206244
Application Date 2019-04-15 6:37:51
Application Language English
Applicant City Portland
Applicant State/Province ME
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I have been cooperating several mining rigs out out of my place of residence for about 4 years.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Portland
Node State ME
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, PASC, ZEC
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Less energy consumption.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? The availability of reasonably priced 500 Mbps internet services. Currently, the standard throughput is around 100 Mbps
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) 35
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 96
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 6.94ยข/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? 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) ASUS X99-DELUXE II, Intel i7-6800k, NVIDIA 1080ti, Plextor PX-1TM8PeY 1TB, 32GB Corsair Vengence, Hardware will be upgraded upon acceptance
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? I find this project exciting and fresh. I would love to be involved in something new and upcoming.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Coindesk
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The scalability and security.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Not really.
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? Whatever is required.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? On a decentralized network, each node makes its own decision. On a distributed network the decisions are shared across multiple nodes. I sit neutral, both are useful depending on the goal.
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. Elixir claims to have solutions for privacy, speed, scalability and future disasters. The value is obvious.
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? In a world where everything is connected to the internet, and personal data have become a commodity. Without privacy by default we will soon forfeit our right to anonymity.
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