Node Application 10669027277, submitted 2019-04-16 16:30:41

Respondent Id 10669027277
Application Date 2019-04-16 16:30:41
Application Language English
Applicant City Monteverde
Applicant State/Province Puntarenas
Applicant Country Costa Rica
What languages do you speak? spanish, catalan, english
What is your occupation? artist, hang pan player
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? I invested few usd back in 2012. I'm running some master nodes since 2016
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Monteverde
Node State Puntarenas
Node Country Costa Rica
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Tezos, zcoin, smart cash, Alqo, Polis
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? stability
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? moving to a new home, or it becomes too expensive
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) 75
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 10 usd/month
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) 24
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Both
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? 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: Macbook pro 2018
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Digital Ocean: Running Quantum, Alqo, Polis, Smart Cash, Zcoin
Why do you want to be a node? I'm willing to contribute in this decentralized revolution
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? David Chaum's Carisma and Experience. Mainstream Usablility of messaging and payments
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Zcoin, Smart Cash, Quantum,Alqo, Polis
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Barcelona 2018
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? 20 hrs month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? a decentralize network is a subset of distributed network.The main difference is how/where the decision is made and how the information is shared throughout the control nodes in the network.
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. Messaging+Payment through speed+privacy and Quantum resistance security
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? Privacy is critical for the future of democracy, so if we want a democratic internet, privacy is a must.
Tags Individual, Costa Rica, English