Node Application 10676365814, submitted 2019-04-19 23:34:41

Respondent Id 10676365814
Application Date 2019-04-19 23:34:41
Application Language English
Applicant City New York
Applicant State/Province NY
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? IP and Blockchain Tech Attorney
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Professional degree beyond bachelor’s degree (for example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Provide legal, technical, and practical advice on blockchain, crypto, and smart contracts; give presentations and attend conferences around the world
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City New York
Node State NY
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Zcash
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Not judging
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node?
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) 70
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. . .14 kwh
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) 31
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? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? No
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: Will buy
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? Impressed by promise of the technology
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Presentation in SF where I was speaking
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Performance
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Dozens - going to Crypto Gaming Conference (Minsk) and WIPO Blockchain (Geneva) next week
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. No
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis?
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Centralized vs decentralized refers to degree of control over computing power. Centralized vs distributed refers to degree of stand alone computing power. I believe the best system will be fully decentralized and fully distributed with everyone running their own node on local hardware.
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? Private information can be used to analyze, manipulate, and simulate an individual. It will be used to make deepfakes indistinguishable from real people.
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