Node Application 10675892694, submitted 2019-04-19 15:24:09

Respondent Id 10675892694
Application Date 2019-04-19 15:24:09
Application Language English
Applicant City Katerini
Applicant State/Province Pieria
Applicant Country Greece
What languages do you speak? Engish, Greek
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? Fully working on blockchain space since 2013
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Katerini
Node State Pieria
Node Country Greece
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? EOS, Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Tezos, BTS STEEM TOMO SEMUX REN AURADAO ZCOIN , DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Fast update, or at least efficient git pulling.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? The worst setback is when you are asleep, and thats when all the problems take place.
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) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0, i am fully on solar energy.
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 Datacenter - Mining facility
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 6950x extreme 20core, 128gb ram, 2tb Raid0 ssds.
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: As a professional miner, there are too many free resources in terms of cpu power. From i5 to i7 cpus. And some ryzen 2700x.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) AWS, google, hetzner, Digital Ocean.
Why do you want to be a node? More experience, and of course long term profit.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? New ideas and approaches on some problems that other platforms are facing.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I am active participant in steem, and tomo communities.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No, most of the are far away.
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? The question is not that clear, does it mean hours? number of words for a post? But in any case i am willing to do it.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Honestly, the problem is that 99% of the humans are sheep, so some centralization is needed. Most of the people are good for being workers and not bosses. So i am betting 30% centralised and 70% de-centralized. A totally free environment will just create chaos.
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. So far its just a "theory" When we actually switch to real usage scenarios and real life problem solving. Then i will readjust this one.
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? I like to have the option to choose. Some times for example. google ads are helpfull to help me look what i am looking for. But sometimes they are just annoying. So i would like to have the option to be "cookied" or not.
Tags Individual, Greece, English

This node applicant says they run fully on solar power… that seems like an interesting selling point.