Node Application 10669290743, submitted 2019-04-16 22:41:12

Respondent Id 10669290743
Application Date 2019-04-16 22:41:12
Application Language English
Applicant City Bangalore
Applicant State/Province Karnataka
Applicant Country India
What languages do you speak? English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? Developed Blockchain Applications on Ethereum, Hyperledger, Hashgraph, R3/Corda, Ambassador for Hashgraph, ZCash, RSK.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Bangalore
Node State Karnataka
Node Country India
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Hashgraph, IOTA, ZCash
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Ability to run smart contracts concurrently, Ability to generate zero knowledge proofs.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? If the node requires more than 16 GB RAM and 200 GB Storage, I will have to procure cloud space.
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) 30
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 20 USD
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) 48
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) 16 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Disk Macbook Pro, Also 16 GB RAM cloud space in Digital Ocean
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: Not applicable
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) I have been operating Bitcoin, Ethereum Nodes in Digital Ocean for the last two years.
Why do you want to be a node? I would like to contribute to Elixxir platform and learn more about it by being a contributor to this pioneering initiative.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Sequential Approach to Consensus, Psuedo Random Organisation of Nodes, Node Election Process, Verifiable Inter-Node Performance Tests, Transaction Mixing, Hash based Ownership.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes. I am a member of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Hyperledger Sawtooth India Council, Hedera Hashgraph MVP Ambassador, Lightning Network Torch Bearer
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? I have been a key note speaker to various Blockchain Summits in India for the last three years.
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? three medium articles, ten linkedn posts, ten instagram posts, ten tweets
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralisation is a continuous process where as distributed network is an information architecture. Unless there are dynamic processes within, a distributed network cannot be decentralised. I favour decentralisation of information systems, digital identities, global finance, international trade. I believe in this age of complexity, decentralisation can help us to better the lives of people.
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. First of all, Elixxir platform is unique as it is envisioned by David Chaum, the inventor of DigiCash and the pioneer of Cryptography. Secondly the node selection algorithm in Elixxir is unique. The Hash based ownership is another novelty. I see the way in which Elixxir has integrated ownership, consensus, communication and security in totality is very comprehensive and unique compared to other Blockchain platforms which give selective focus to the mentioned features.
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? Yes indeed. In this Orwellian age of surveillance and censorship regimes, privacy is of prime importance to people. Security without privacy does not make any sense to our lives in this age of digital tools.
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