Node Application 10675667592, submitted 2019-04-19 12:50:39

Respondent Id 10675667592
Application Date 2019-04-19 12:50:39
Application Language English
Applicant City Franklin
Applicant State/Province WI
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? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I run multiple minering rigs out of my chicago and ashburn data centers as well as at home and I trade crypto currency.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Lombard
Node State IL
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, Loki, Storj
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Power efficiency.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Cost of operations.
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) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.12kwH
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) 50
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? Datacenter
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) Dell Servers with Xeon processors, 60 to 256GB RAM, all SSD Storage options, I have mostly AMD GPU, what is the GPU spec?
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: I have a lot of AMD GPU hardware. Willing to purchase nVidia. But I can't find your actual Hardware Requirements technical specifications.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Yes. I work with VMware, Azure, AWS, Digital Ocean and Vultr. One of my companies deploys VMware and KVM based cloud infrastructure for clients.
Why do you want to be a node? I am deeply interested in being part of a crypto project that breaks out into the mainstream. I have made some money mining over the years, however I want more than just mining with a project. I want to be a consumer of the platform as well as a participant in its operations so long as the economics of running a node work.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Reddit, Discord, Facebook, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Encryption of transaction meta data and node teaming for performance scaling. The fact this isn't an ETH token!
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? not at the moment.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no not yet.
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? Would be interesting in video content of node depoloyment and operaitons. Tweets, medium updates after updates and regular ongoing operational experiences.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? On the technical side a distributed network is closer to full mesh and the control aspects are broken down to smaller regions. While I come from a command and control operations background, I like systems that can operate without a centralized control mechanism.
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? Because more and more Privacy is being taken away from us or not even offered in the first place. If not by a government entity its by an overzealous technology company like Google, Amazon, Apple, etc.
Tags Individual, United States, English