Node Application 10674057491, submitted 2019-04-18 15:54:31

Respondent Id 10674057491
Application Date 2019-04-18 15:54:31
Application Language English
Applicant City San Francisco
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? One of the architects of a major cryptocurrency.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Tiburon
Node State CA
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos, XRP
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Improvement in performance and resource consumption, better alignment of incentives.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Excessive resource consumption, security issues, software bugs.
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) 58
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. . 20 cents 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) 23
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? Server room in facility that houses servers and is used as a residence
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) Dedicated hardware. Core i9-9900X, 64GB RAM, 4TB SSD, RTX 2070 GPU, 1Gbps connection shared with other blockchain nodes
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: No.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) CTO at Ripple. Maintained cloud storage system for WebMaster Inc (Santa Clara software company that provided cloud storage to government and military) about ten years ago.
Why do you want to be a node? To learn more about Elixxir and see its governance in action.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Scaling and quantum resistance.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Early bitcoin developer, active XRP Ledger developer.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Spoken at too many blockchain conferences to list. Travel regularly to blockchain and finance conferences speaking on blockchain subjects.
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 networks have no administrative functions and nobody has any legal right to control how the network functions. I'm not particular interested in networks that don't meet that criterion.
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. Elixxir can scale while preserving decentralization and maintaining low transaction cost.
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? If privacy is opt in, things that are private will stick out and automatically draw suspicion. The boundaries between what is private and what is not will compromise what is private.
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