Node Application 10676453046, submitted 2019-04-20 1:59:12

Respondent Id 10676453046
Application Date 2019-04-20 1:59:12
Application Language English
Applicant City Ljubljana
Applicant State/Province Ljubljana
Applicant Country Slovenia
What languages do you speak? English, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 been involved in Crypto space since 2014. I have been involves in several Crypto projects as a member of development team.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Ljubljana
Node State Ljubljana
Node Country Slovenia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Speed in terms of #trx/sec. Privacy one can trust. Adoption is the Key!
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I will stop from operating an Elixxir node if it will eat my own money and will not offset that with other intangible benefits. Block from the government/law.
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) 48
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.07 EUR/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? 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) AMD Ryzen 7 CPU, MSI X370 motherboard, 32GB RAM memory, Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB GPU, 1TB SSD, Ubuntu Linux
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) Intermediate deployment and configuration skills for the servers on AWS.
Why do you want to be a node? I would like to participate in the system that provides Privacy on the Internet. Privacy, Privacy, Privacy!
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? In a debate with a friend of mine.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord, Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Privacy, next generation blockchain.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Amsterdam in 2014 Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2014 local crypto Meetups
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? node setup how-to blog, share experience operating my node.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Distributed networks, not sure about decentralized ;)
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, speed/performance, scalability.
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? Privacy by Default is the only way to have a shot at building Privacy on the Internet. I like Privacy of Data and Privacy of Metadata!!!
Tags Individual, Slovenia, English