Node Application 10675211020, submitted 2019-04-19 8:18:49

Respondent Id 10675211020
Application Date 2019-04-19 8:18:49
Application Language English
Applicant City Austin
Applicant State/Province Texas
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Mining and full node operations since 2011. Design, consulting, advising and SME for multiple projects.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Austin
Node State Texas
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Tezos, Monero, Multiple other projects, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Documentation TOR routing or equivalent network obfuscation No static IP required Prefer TCP connectivity but could manage UDP Efficient power requirements
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? PII surrounding node operation being released without authorization. Maintaining static IP or other known network location Heat and power being non-efficient or over burdened
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) 50
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. . ~ $0.07 per 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) 100
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Both
In what type of environment would this server be located? Multiple locations are available, depends on final requirements
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) Multiple 32 core CPU systems, 64+GB RAM, 5+TB storage, 500 Mbit connection
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) Amazon AWS Digital Ocean Azure GCP Others
Why do you want to be a node? The project seems very interesting and I like running full nodes with cash flow possibilities.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Conference discussions
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The privacy implementation is something that interests me greatly, as well as, the security development and scaling functions.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes, many but will not disclose via this form.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Attended many conferences since 2014 in the US, London, and Singapore. I have also hosted one every year since 2014.
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? Depends on the demand
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Within cryptocurrency networks, it comes down to the consensus mechanism. Does every node need to form consensus or only specific nodes. Decentralized is a subset of distributed. I sit on the edge.
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. Scalable throughput that offers privacy.
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? Privacy by design is a must as this follows the principle of least privilege and zero trust. It lowers risk factors and damage when breach occurs.
Tags Individual, United States, English
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i think you is a good candidate for runner betanode and mainnet for Elixxir. u have my vote