Node Application 10672297541, submitted 2019-04-18 2:14:39

Respondent Id 10672297541
Application Date 2019-04-18 2:14:39
Application Language English
Applicant City Hong Kong
Applicant State/Province Hong Kong
Applicant Country Hong Kong
What languages do you speak? English, Hindi
What is your occupation? Fund Management
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 am the founder of [a] Hong Kong based fund exclusively focused on the most ambitious early age blockchain startups and emerging crypto assets. We run validator nodes on multiple projects and are also planning to increase our nodes. We run nodes only for the projects where we believe in the long term success.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Dallas
Node State
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Tomo, Loki, LivePeer(planning), Cosmos(planning)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Better systems for the monitoring of the network nodes. The suggested hardware should have consumption of atleast 50%, we have seen in other nodes that the team suggests a very high end hardware by considering the future expectations but for a long time the network doesn't require that high specifications and the node operator end up paying for far more than required.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? The requirement of GPU in elixxir nodes is one thing which I couldn't understand the real need for.
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) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . NA
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) 15
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?
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
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) Tomochain Node, Loki Node.
Why do you want to be a node? I want to support the network from early stage and want to get community support. I have seen in other networks that community supports and trusts the early and active node operators much more than the new ones.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy and high TPS
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Tomochain
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes. Global Blockchain Foundation World Blockchain Summmit Block Delhi Block Mumbai Singapore Blockchain Week Wire Summit Tefla Blockchain summit etc etc and as speaker in multiple conferences as well
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. No
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis?
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized network is actually a subset of distribute network with a major difference being that the no single node have the complete control over decision. The consensus is shared amongst the nodes whereas in distributed networks, the primary goal is to distribute the processing over multiple nodes but with the decisions being totally centralised.
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 by Default is a goal of the Elixxir Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet? I believe that there are lots of things like scalability, speed etc which can be solved at layer 2 but privacy is something which has to be solved at layer 1 itself. Currently, the main barrier for business usecase for blockchain is not having privacy in majority of the existing blockchains. So privacy is the default critical for the mainstream adoption.
Tags Group, United States, English

Dear all!
This is my application to become a node runner for elixxir network. I would be happy to participate in active discussions in the elixxir community. I have a lot of experience in crypto and running masternodes for other networks. I have also invested in a lot of great projects at early stages. Looking forward to run elixxir nodes!

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