Node Application 10673398136, submitted 2019-04-18 11:28:49

Respondent Id 10673398136
Application Date 2019-04-18 11:28:49
Application Language English
Applicant City Los Angeles
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Product Manager - Crypto
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? 2.5+ yrs following and investing. 2+ yrs running some sort of node. Have run 10+ different types of nodes. Currently founder/product manager for crypto-insurance project built on ethereum.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Los Angeles
Node State California
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? ease of management, monitoring tools
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? hardware requirements, power requirements, complexity in deployment, frequency of maintenance
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) 88
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 13.03¢/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) 25
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) Digital Ocean, AWS, Vultr. Currently running Idex and REN nodes. Have setup some masternodes as well.
Why do you want to be a node? I am interested in getting in early supporting new projects with goals that align with my own. Interacting with them directly give me a better sense for the project.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? privacy + regulatory compliance. The team
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Somewhat active in REN and Idex AURA
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? yes, Crypto Invest Summit, Tokenfest.
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? a couple hours a month of effort would be manageable
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?
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