Node Application 10675788151, submitted 2019-04-19 14:09:34

Respondent Id 10675788151
Application Date 2019-04-19 14:09:34
Application Language English
Applicant City Laguna niguel
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? French,English
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Running full nodes for BTC, BCH and XMR. Blockchain software coding for Bitcoin splitter
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Laguna niguel
Node State CA
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Monero
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? More robustness and fault tolerance. More visibility on node health in real time
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? If port already used by another app
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) 17
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. . I have solar panels. Cost of electricity is about 20 cents per KWh otherwise
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) 11
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Hardware
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) Intel core7, 24 GB RAM, GTX 960 graphic card, 1TB HD
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) On several dedicated hosting services for my company and private apps too. Like hivelocity, webfaction, ...
Why do you want to be a node? Last more and be at forefront of elixxir because I believe in cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange that can revolutionize the world. FREEDOM!
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Ability for MoE, merchant transactions like BCH as will as the strong fungibility and privacy of the coin
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? BCH mostly
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Anarchapulco
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? 1 article a month at most
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized: controlled by different entities Distributed: various physical locations Decentralization is key to survival in an adversarial world
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. To name the main ones: Better privacy by not leaking meta data. Better transaction speed and network capacity overall to achieve MoE
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? Censorship and control resistance. It is about the survivability of freedom, as simple as that
Tags Individual, United States, English

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