Node Application 10675465293, submitted 2019-04-19 10:49:53

Respondent Id 10675465293
Application Date 2019-04-19 10:49:53
Application Language English
Applicant City BOCA RATON
Applicant State/Province FL
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? Portuguese, English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I'm involved in the Crypto space since 2017. I have experience in mining, setup nodes and configure wallets.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Boca Raton
Node State FL
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), LTC, PIVX, TRAC, RVN, LOKI, BWK, INXT
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? An easy way to analyze the log and quickly troubleshoot any problem.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? If it's too expensive.
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) 5
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. . $0.12 per KW/h
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? Personal Home
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) I do have Core I7 computers with 16GB RAM and 3TB hard disk, I have some GPUs I could easily assemble a node.
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) I have some servers running on Mandic, a Brazilian company who provide cloud computing services. I could deploy a node in Brazil as well.
Why do you want to be a node? I believe Elixxir will be a game changer among the platforms available now in the crypto space.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? It's not a fork, it comes with a whole fresh solution for the blockchain space. The idea of the nodes running with powerfull GPUs to speed up the transactions sounds promising. David Chaum achievements and reputation.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I run a BTC node and I'm about to setup a Lightning node. I run an Internxt node.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No.
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? I can create twitter posts regularly and right medium reviews.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized network is one who doesn't have a organization behind it and distributed network is a network without a single point of failure but with an organization controlling it. I don't choose a side, I believe in trade offs.
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 way the nodes are designed, powerful and with a GPU will allow the scalability of the network without the necessity of miners confirming the transactions.
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? Because day after day we have less privacy in the world with companies looking to profit through selling our personal information.
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