Node Application 10674922650, submitted 2019-04-19 4:26:31

Respondent Id 10674922650
Application Date 2019-04-19 4:26:31
Application Language English
Applicant City Zug
Applicant State/Province ZG
Applicant Country Switzerland
What languages do you speak? English, German
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Educating and building blockchain based applications for 4 years professionally
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City Zug
Node State ug
Node Country Switzerland
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? Make sure the documentation actually works.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Too much interaction in early software issues (more than 2-3 times per week)
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) 51
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . No idea, included in rent (within reason)
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? Office of our company
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) 1 rack of servers that were running in production until 2016, don't know all 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? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I want to learn how Elixxir really works and contribute to the community
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Meeting David and team in our office
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 3rd gen blockchain
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? We develop - a privacy-preserving messaging protocol
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Ethereum Devcon 1, 2, 3, 4 and various smaller venues such as token summit (speaker in 2018 and 2019)
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? 1 post
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, Switzerland, English
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