Node Application 10675547109, submitted 2019-04-19 11:38:44

Respondent Id 10675547109
Application Date 2019-04-19 11:38:44
Application Language English
Applicant City Berlin
Applicant State/Province Berlin
Applicant Country Germany
What languages do you speak? French, German, Spanish, English
What is your occupation? Governance specialist
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? Mined Bitcoin in 2012. Then stopped and cried in 2017 when it became big. Started again in 2017 with Ethereum. Interested mostly in the political layer of decentralization and the potential of elixxir to bring that forward
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Berlin
Node State Berlin
Node Country Germany
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?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Being refused
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) 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 30 ct / 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) 10
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
In what type of environment would this server be located?
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications?
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) Ubuntus Windows server Was Sysadmin of a University Unit at Free University Berlin (my unit was 5000 students and 40 Chairs strong). Websites
Why do you want to be a node? I find elixxir very interesting in the ecosystem I want to be a front runnur of the DLT revolution I want to learn and test Decentralized governance All this is soooo exiting
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? To be hoinest, I don't remember - It was online ...
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The governance concept The possibility to be part of the beta program
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Dadi (founding node: Ethereum Truset beta:
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes in Berlin: Aracon
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? Notz sure how much. Would depend a bit on the reward to assess my time balance
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralised!!!
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? yes yes yes ... see techlash and other scandals. Citizens want that !!!
Tags Individual, Germany, English