Node Application 10673121608, submitted 2019-04-18 9:51:35

Respondent Id 10673121608
Application Date 2019-04-18 9:51:35
Application Language English
Applicant City Limassol
Applicant State/Province Limassol
Applicant Country Cyprus
What languages do you speak? English, Greek, Spanish
What is your occupation? Economist, MBA, Director
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? After being intrigued by a digital asset called bitcoin in 2013, I have been passionate about the crypto-space. I love helping others whether these are individuals, teams or corporations. As a kid, I was very curious about how "money makes the world go around" and how I could in my turn, help myself to help others achieve financial freedom. It didn't take long for me to make the connection between good investment opportunities and the quality of life we live. As a huge people-person, I love to connect and meet like-minded individuals, as I feel that everyone I meet has something to teach me. If I can't be of service, maybe I know others who can meet your needs. After all, creating and nurturing relationships, and giving back value, is a cornerstone of doing business today.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Limassol
Node State Limassol
Node Country Cyprus
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), RPM (Repme)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? UI improvements, stability.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Electricity Cost in Cyprus
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) 29
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 93
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 18.93 Euro per 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) 20
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? Private Office
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) Need to get full info from IT manager
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: Need to get full info from IT Manager
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Inhouse experienced IT Manager
Why do you want to be a node? Support this new decentralized project, learning about new technologies.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
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? Quantum-resistant security
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? RPM Repme masternode
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Plenty. Tokyo Blockchain Summit. Dubai Future Blockchain Summit and 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? 2 articles a month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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?
Tags Group, Cyprus, English
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