Node Application 10664211267, submitted 2019-04-15 6:27:21

Respondent Id 10664211267
Application Date 2019-04-15 6:27:21
Application Language English
Applicant City Tallinn
Applicant State/Province Harjumaa
Applicant Country Estonia
What languages do you speak? English, Russian, Ukrainian
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? I like the idea and motivation in the core of blockchain technology (bitcoin). I consider it as a great (one in a life time) investment opportunity.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Tallinn
Node State Harjumaa
Node Country Estonia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Smartcash, PIVX
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Easy update procedure, clear critical update communication
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Hardware requirements
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) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . ~0.125 euros
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) 4
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) Google compute engine, heroku, aws
Why do you want to be a node? I like the spirit of the project. I believe, that David was able to come up with idea of cryptocurrency long time ago and now he can rethink and create something much more than just one more crypto project out there. Also, I want to be one of the supporters to have good profits in future.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? From one of the Youtube crypto channels
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? Anonymous communication, chat + payment combination sounds really cool if we can onboard enough people to use it.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Besides my actual work and family time, active in [a blockchain startup], was supporting smartcash node before they lifted up amount of needed stake coins, stopped maintaining PIVX wallet, after stopping receiving any rewards for several months.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? I wanted to attend several ones, but ticket prices usually quite high. Attended several local meetups and one conference organised by a local cryptocurrency association.
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? bi-weekly twitter update doesn't sound too bad
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Centralized system may be distributed (usually is, if has enough customers). I like the idea of decentralization, when you don't have to trust, when truth is algorithmically proved, and some of the cyber-punks ideas.
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. As I get it, the idea is to make all in one thing, combining the best efforts of other projects: telegram, wechat, others, and combining/magnifying their success. As advertised, it's an ideal platform for dapps, because computational resources may be added to the chain, not necessarily draining network resources. So, it's like very scaleable :) Which doesn't mean much without real customers though.
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? User data is very important, because if it is obtained by the bad players, they may cause harm to specific people or groups, they may manipulate by peoples desires and behaviour. Current working scheme of many successful projects (facebook, google) is to get as much user data as possible and sell it.
Tags Individual, Estonia, English