Node Application 10675395472, submitted 2019-04-18 12:21:34

Respondent Id 10675395472
Application Date 2019-04-18 12:21:34
Application Language English
Applicant City Miami
Applicant State/Province FL
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
What is your occupation? Finance/Investments
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Iv been investing in the blockchain space since 2016. Currently running a crypto hedge fund and advisory firm.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Miami
Node State FL
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Ease of implementing the node.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? None.
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) 71
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. . TBD
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? Office
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? No
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) My team has plenty of experience.
Why do you want to be a node? Iv been following the Elixxir development and closely worked with the entire team. Iv also visited the Elixxir offices and met with the entire team in person.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Been in contact with Stephanie and Jim since mid 2018.
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? Speed, Privacy, Throughput
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones?
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Blockstack, Conesensus, World Cryptocon, Miami Blockchain Week (All), San Francisco Blockchain Week (All)
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? Happy to create content for all interactions with the Elixxir node set up.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? I believe there is a delicate balance and most perspectives are too extreme for any true level of progress and adoption. I believe each project needs to have the right balance to ensure that its protocol gets adopted.
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. The main value proposition of Elixxir is privacy and throughput. Also the fact of running smart contracts and calculations off chain is a large differentiating factor. The messaging GTM is a good start, Elixxir will need to prove it can bring paid transactions through its platform to become sustainable and provide value to the token.
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 and Payments should be private by default, it is a basic human right.
Tags Individual, United States, English

great job !! u have my vote

Definitely someone who would be a great have my support