Node Application 10671917245, submitted 2019-04-17 20:29:01

Respondent Id 10671917245
Application Date 2019-04-17 20:29:01
Application Language English
Applicant City Cleveland
Applicant State/Province OH
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Russian
What is your occupation? Marketing Consulting, SEO, WebDesign
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? I have been studying Cryptocurrency projects for about 2 years. Not new to it, but at the same time not the expert who started 10 years ago.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Buffalo
Node State New York
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? XSN, Atheneum
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Easier way of resetting, syncing the blockchain in case of blocks running behind.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Not being chosen by you to run one? Amounts of Fiat that have to be invested in case Elixxir coin is highly priced.
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) 40
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. . $100 a 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) 50
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
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)
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) Yes, I did that with XSN and AEM projects.
Why do you want to be a node? I consider it one of the best, promising projects in Cryptocurrency World.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir?
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I love the idea of meta encryption in messaging. Overall, I believe in success of this project.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Atheneum (AEM) (running a node), COLX (following the project), DGB (following the project)
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Not yet!
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? Once a week on Twitter, Once a month video Upload
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized networks - independent, no central factor distributed networks - when data is distributed between different nodes, but they all depend on each other.
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. consumer-scale payment and messaging vs store of value.
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 our right and connects to our Freedom.
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