Node Application 10676375627, submitted 2019-04-19 23:50:15

Respondent Id 10676375627
Application Date 2019-04-19 23:50:15
Application Language English
Applicant City Amsterdam
Applicant State/Province NH
Applicant Country Netherlands
What languages do you speak? English, Dutch, Spanish, German
What is your occupation? Professional adventurer
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 have worked for DigiCash in 1996-1997, eCash Technologies in 2000/1. Since 2013 I have mined and traded crypto.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Amsterdam
Node State NH
Node Country Netherlands
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Zen, Divi
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Ease of updates.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Costs, physical space
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) 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.18 Euro/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) 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? 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: No
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) I have hosted my own websites for the past 20 years, cpanel, whm etc
Why do you want to be a node? Because I have been a crypto and privacy evangelist since working for DigiCash over 22 years ago.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy, David Chaum
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Private Crypto investor discussion group, non-technical.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Amsterdam Blockshow 2018
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? 10hrs
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? A decentralised network is a subset of a distributed network. The former would be ideal, though since humans are involved, some aspects of the latter may be (temporarily) needed.
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. Combination of privacy, speed/tps, low cost, lower energy use.
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? To keep it free and uncompromised by politics.
Tags Individual, Netherlands, English