Node Application 10671539739, submitted 2019-04-17 16:30:14

Respondent Id 10671539739
Application Date 2019-04-17 16:30:14
Application Language English
Applicant City
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Cayman Islands
What languages do you speak? English, Spanish
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
How many years experience in your field? 16+
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? [CTO since 2015 of an end-to-end crypto messaging app] -Conception, Design, Build & Implementation of Web & Mobile Apps end to end. -Cutting edge 1 to x encrypted mass communications with rich text, multimedia, video & audio. -Built out engineering team. Managed day to day in house and outsourced resources. - Hands on and in depth Android & iOS development, testing and bug fixing. -Managed UI Design, UX development & improvements. -Solved complex problems including scaling, load balancing, security, upgrades, Multi platform: Web, Mobile, Mac, PC, Browser & Set Top Box issues. - Re-engineered backend from PHP, SQL to node.js, Redis & Cassandra for scale & speed. -Re-engineered web & mobile apps from distributed Social Media platform to next gen secure messaging system.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City St. Louis
Node State Missouri
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? blabme privacy nodes
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? We load tested to 45,000 messages per sec with End to End encryption. Users holding their own private keys. Would like to see Elixxir scale globally under high loads without compromising transaction speed & security for end users.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None, ready today in USA and can have run nodes in: UK Australia China so could do so again to aid distribution & decentralisation.
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) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.05
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) 100
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) AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8 Core | AMD B450 Chipset | 32GB DDR4 | 2TB HDD | 240GB SSD | 64-bit Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Video Card | 1x HDMI | 2x DisplayPort Connectivity: 6 x USB 3.1 | 2 x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 1000
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: Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK Processor: Intel Core i7-8809G (Intel Core i7) Graphics adapter: AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH - 4096 MB, Core: 1190 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, HBM2, Mainboard: Intel HM175 (Skylake PCH-H) Memory Size 32 GB DDR4, SDRAM, PC4-25600, 1600 MHz, 20-22-22-42, Dual-Channel Storage: Intel Optane 120 GB SSDPEK1W120GA, 110 GB , Secondary: Intel SSDSCKKW 512GB F: USB3, 2x USB 3.1g2 (Type A and C); R: 4x USB3, 2x Thunderbolt3 (USB3.1g2); INT: 2x USB2, 2x USB3 Radeon™ RX Vega M GH graphics SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports 2
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) VMware, AWS, Google Cloud
Why do you want to be a node? I'm a privacy advocate who create a smaller version of Elixxir myself: blabme Would like to be part of the wider Elixxir global revolution, the brain child of David Chaum, visionary founder of Digicash.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Elixxir Node meetup
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Blockchain Privacy Messaging Payments Scale Security
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? blab me
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? CIS, Security Token Summit, Blockcon, Crypto Funding Summit, Start Engine Tokenisation Summit, Blockchain Week & more.
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? Monthly / bi-Monthly
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distribution refers to differences in location. Decentralization refer to levels of control / ownership. I'm a strong supporter of as much Decentralization as practically possible with a goal to increase it over time.
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, Speed, Security. Offchain Dapps.
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 a basic Human Right. It enables economic growth. It protects global citizens from surveillance and control.
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