Node Application 10676458053, submitted 2019-04-20 1:56:48

Respondent Id 10676458053
Application Date 2019-04-20 1:56:48
Application Language English
Applicant City London
Applicant State/Province London City of
Applicant Country United Kingdom
What languages do you speak? English, Slovenian, Italian, Croatian, Serbian
What is your occupation? IT
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? I have been involved in Crypto space since 2013. I have been a part of a team that designed, manufactured (our own SMT and assembly line) and deployed our own Bitcoin and Litecoin miners in China.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City London
Node State London City of
Node Country United Kingdom
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), We performed our own private forks (hard and soft) of Bitcoin and ran our own private blockchains with nodes all around the world., DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Fair compensation for the contribution to the Elixxir ecosystem. We would like to see improvements in speed/performance and Privacy.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Loosing money by running Elixxir node - it need to at least pay for itself. Setbacks coming from law and regulation that are enforceable.
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) 99
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0.11 GBP/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? Datacenter
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 with 20MB cahce, ASRock motherboards, 64GB RAM, Nvidia 1080Ti GPU with 11GB of memory, 2 x 1TB SSD
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: n/a
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) We are active users of aws with a spenf of more than 10k GBP/month. Deployed serves in google cloud and IBM in the past.
Why do you want to be a node? To be active participant and contribute to establish, maintain and keep a platform that provides truly private and secure messaging and exchange of value among individuals globally.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Initialy heard about Elixxir in Crypto space, and meet in person with David at your event alongside Money 20/20 on October 21, 2018 in Las Vegas.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? We see Elixxir as a realistic option to establish digital sovereignty on the Internet. Digital sovereignty is a key requirement to realize human potential in the future.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Hedera Hashgraph, Cardano.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? We attended numerous Bitcoin conferences all over the world since 2013. I co-organized Bitcoin Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2014.
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? 5 hours
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized network is a subset of distributed network
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. Elixxir is a step on the way to digital sovereignty. Speed + Privacy > Scalability > Security A team of nodes (chosen randomly) produces a block vs a node produces a block. Data and Metadata are protected! It is very fast, uses per-computation and it is designed and build in specific way that guarantees privacy of messages and transactions transmitted over Elixxir network. Once the message gets from A to B it is impossible to trace it (tubes are destroyed).
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 in our opinion a must for the future of Internet. In this way we put individual in control of his Privacy on the Internet. Privacy on the Internet is a condition for a free Internet. It is very important that individual has a control on his privacy in a digital world. Privacy on the Internet is essential to freedom and liberty of the individual.
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