Node Application 10668275478, submitted 2019-04-16 14:33:10

Respondent Id 10668275478
Application Date 2019-04-16 14:33:10
Application Language English
Applicant City Berlin
Applicant State/Province Berlin
Applicant Country Germany
What languages do you speak? English,German,French
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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? We are the number 1 cosmos validator in terms of performance in their game of stakes and currently in the top 5 (in terms of delegations) on their mainnet. We have extensive systems architecture, administration and engineering experience and have built proprietary HA and key management solutions for PoS chains
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Frankfurt
Node State
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos, Cosmos, Terra, Iris, polkadot
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Proper high availability support (we had to build this ourselves), interfaces to Enterprise key management solutions
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
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. . 0.24ct/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) 51
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? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe)
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) We are currently ordering RTX2080s as we are also running Solana. Except for that we run on various Xeon based systems with Enterprise grade hardware (HP servers)
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) Our team ran large scale deployments on AWS, GCP and Packet. With 1000+ machines
Why do you want to be a node? We will use our top notch operational excellence + security expertise (found 6+ critical bugs in cosmos) to help the ecosystem grow and secure the network
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Multiplied
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit, Medium
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy and scalability
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Polkadot, cosmos, Iris, Terra, Solana, Loom
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Web 3 Summit
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? A knowledge base for validators
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized systems are controlled by different actors. We run one node in a decentralized systems. However our HA architecture makes our own operations distributed
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, Germany, English
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