Node Application 10672419182, submitted 2019-04-18 3:40:55

Respondent Id 10672419182
Application Date 2019-04-18 3:40:55
Application Language English
Applicant City Los Angeles
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Portuguese, Spanish, Tibetan
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
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 first bought bitcoin in 2013. I am now full time in crypto/blockchain with a few projects. I guarantee you will see all of them in the next year or so!
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Houston
Node State TX
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Lots of microcaps (Loki, Bulwark, Stakenet, Phore, etc.), DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? I'm sorry, I don't even know how to begin summing that up - lol
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Hmm, can't really think of any atm.
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) 83
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. . 2c/kw
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) 25
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? Small Business / Server Farm
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) Super duper superb triple fail redundancy beast mode machines
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: N/A
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) One of our members does.
Why do you want to be a node? I have a node for just about every legitimate project out there. This is my company's strategy. We're hedged, but it also requires us to bring stable value to these networks. That's what it's all about, right? I don't see a reason why we should ignore Elixxir!
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Bitcointalk
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? David Chaum
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes, lots. We are also about to launch our company's community initiative
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Just went to CIS in LA
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? This is potentially a possibility. I have extremely limited time rn
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Ha, great question! Dist networks may be spread out, but can still be centralized/controlled/attacked. Dec networks have no central point of command and are far less vulnerable to attack/manipulation Our parent company = DISDEC Systems, Inc. = Distribut(ed/ing) Decentralized Systems
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. True privacy = true freedom.
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? My data. My life.
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