Node Application 10539935027, submitted 2019-02-19 13:04:11

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Respondent Id 10539935027
Application Date 2019-02-19 13:04:11
Application Language English
Applicant City West Covina
Applicant State/Province CA
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Some college
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Author of [a book on crypto mining], advisor to [a blockchain startup], UI designer for [an upcoming exchange], Data Mining Evangelist. Speaker on [a] panel at Spatial Summit 2018.
Are you an individual or a group? Group
Node City San Diego
Node State CA
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Monero, Aurora DAO, XYO Network
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Seamless updates, more thorough bug testing before deployment.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? There are 1gbit connections available in my area. If that is not sufficient and I need to host my node at a co-lo, it will require additional time and expense to make the move.
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) 99
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. . $50 per month
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) 80
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? Yes (Please list specs)
Yes (Please list specs) 2x AMD Epyc 7301 with 64GB (expandable to 512GB) of ECC memory. 24TB of RAID 5 storage.
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) I have deployed instances to AWS, Google Cloud, and DigitalOcean.
Why do you want to be a node? Elixxir will be a community that crypto enthusiasts will flock to. I think a lot of cutting edge development and progress will form in this space, and I intend to contribute to that.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? A cutting edge privacy platform is needed now more than ever.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? XYO Network, DAV Network, Skycoin, ArQmA.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? CryptoCon, Spatial Summit
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? 1-2 pieces of content per month
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The difference is mostly ownership and control of the network nodes, but there is also a great difference in hardware capability in decentralized networks as a result of there being no unified standard. I think decentralization is important to contribute, but there should be a small amount of centralization left for the creators to ensure their vision is not overthrown.
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? Data is the new gold... and AI is the new power of absorbing and processing it. While this will create new advances for good, not all of it will be. People should have a choice of whether or not they participate in being "datatized" and what kind of data they share (if any). Privacy is not something you should have to opt into. Sharing is. The internet was great because it was free and anonymous... that's no longer the case. To create a new internet sector that is free and private, to share discussions, advancements in technology, and commerce exchange, is a critical part of the world that we refuse to quietly let go of.
Tags Group, United States, English
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#2

This individual would be an amazing asset to the Elixxir infrastructure. I have personally bought and read his book on how to build a mining rig and have gained so much knowledge from conversations i’ve had with him in our community chat rooms. He is not only a member in a community chat room, but a member of a private chat room named 2CC(2 Comma Club) and we will support him in any way needed. 2CC is comprised of individuals with vast amounts of money invested in a crypto token well above the average person. We limit the amount of individuals allowed into 2CC and members are vetted so that members are of good moral character with good intentions for the community. I am personally staking NODES that he has built with a different crypto token and plan on building one of my own from knowledge he has given me. This individual is 100% the right person to run one of your NODES.

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#3

I am proud to know the person running for this node and can say without a shadow of a doubt that this is the type of person you are looking for in doing ANYTHING for you. He has helped me personally with node and computer questions. He is responsible and retains knowlege that a vaste majority of people out there would be proud to have. If he has a project to get done, he will stay up nights to get it done. Here is my number 1 vote.
I am also a part of 2CC and the group would not be the same without him.

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#4

Hello everyone needs a chance if they applied they have interest to make it happen

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#5

Aaron’s knowledge on engineering, constructing and maintaining nodes is amazing, and I think he will be a huge asset to Elixxir!

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#6

:innocent:

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#7

2 Comma Club member supported!

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#8

People should have a choice of whether or not they participate in being “datatized”

Yeah, they should, and I think Elixxir could be pivotal technology giving people that choice. Stellar application.

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#9

Congratulations for all the support received, I see that you are an important member in the community and that you can bring great ideas to the Elixxir team, I hope that all applicants who are still interested and we inform ourselves every day with the Elixxir team we can contribute together and make the idea of David something very great.

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#10

Aaron is extremely knowledgeable in network and computer engineering. He would make for a great, reliable, consistent node operator.

2CC member supported

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#11

Arron would be a perfect fit for this project!
2 Comma Club President
Marc

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#12

Undoubtedly an excellent candidate! Supported by 2CC member!

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#13

Aaron is a good friend. But way beyond that he is astounding technically, both from a hardware perspective as well as software. He is tenacious and will solve problems to bring success to any organization.

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#14

Pizzamind is a very knowledgeable, and a very honest individual (even if it stings). Everyday he surprises me more and more. From crypto, to computers, to just everyday life, this guy knows what he wants, and stops at nothing until he’s content. This guys goes out of his way to make sure what he’s said or is teaching, is understood. Without making you feel dumb. There is a reason he’s apart of the Xyo team. Nobody. Can. Compare.

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#15

Looks like a strong applicant that could make good contribution to the community.

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#16

Most certainly a serious applicant.
The Elixxir community needs you sir!

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