Node Application 10669716261, submitted 2019-04-17 4:20:22

Respondent Id 10669716261
Application Date 2019-04-17 4:20:22
Application Language English
Applicant City Warrnambool
Applicant State/Province Victoria
Applicant Country Australia
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Dairy OOperative
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Crypto enthusiast/investor for 2 years
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Warrnambool
Node State Victoria
Node Country Australia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? N/A
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None, I have a mate who is a computer guru. He will help set it up if i need help
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) 2
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 32c/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) 30
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? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I have considered running nodes for some time now and I believe Elixxir will be one of the best projects this year hence my node application
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? ICO research
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The fact that David Chaum is involved. Privacy and de-centralisation also rate very highly
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? no
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no
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 reasonable amount (hard to quantify) but as someone with basic computer knowledge, If I can operate a node I will gladly create someting useful to show that If I can do it, anyone can
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A de-centralised network has no single controlling entity, in a distributed network parts of system exist in a number of different locations. I believe de-centralisation is a key to how future society exists.
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. Making data and records truly private whereas other blockchain solutions claim to be de-centralised but aren't
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? Big brother is watching everything we do, and listening to a lot of what we say. Time for governments and organisations to fall back into line with community and society expectations
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