Node Application 10668623482, submitted 2019-04-16 16:36:45

Respondent Id 10668623482
Application Date 2019-04-16 16:36:45
Application Language English
Applicant City Berlin
Applicant State/Province Berlin
Applicant Country Germany
What languages do you speak? English, Catalan, Spanish
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? in Bitcoin since 2013. Working in blockchain related projects for one year now. DAppNode could be a great partnership for Elixxir.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Berlin
Node State Berlin
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), 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? Ease of use Real decentralization
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? High requirements in terms of resources CPU, disk, etc.
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) 20
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 85
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.30 € / 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) 2
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? 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) Intel NUC clone, i5, 500GB SSD, 16GB RAM
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) Experience with OpenStack, AWS, GCE and DigitalOcean
Why do you want to be a node? To contribute in the Elixxir project and expand the options of DAppNode for users.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform?
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? The quantum resistance and the privacy focus.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Devcon, HCPP, Advancing Bitcoin, Aracon, and other small events
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? maybe a blogpost every 3 months
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized means there's no central provider/authority, it can be e.g. federated. Distributed means there's no hierarchy between nodes and the network has a mesh topology. I stand for distributed networks as much as possible.
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. Quantum resistance + privacy by default + scalability
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? Is our best, and maybe only defense against powerful actors (states, corporations, etc.)
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