Node Application 10541047636, submitted 2019-02-19 19:54:29

Respondent Id 10541047636
Application Date 2019-02-19 19:54:29
Application Language English
Applicant City Hawthorn Woods
Applicant State/Province IL
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, Spanish
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Developed with solidity. Blockchain enthusiast for four years.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Richmond
Node State Virginia
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? NULS
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Better command like feedback Easier installation and upgrades
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) 100
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. . 30 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) 100
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Cloud-Based Servers
In what type of environment would this server be located?
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter?
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications?
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:
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Extensive experience with devops and AWS services
Why do you want to be a node? Because I love the blockchain space and i like being part of it. I also like working on technical projects like this.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Telegram
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I feel Elixxir will be the next generation of blockchain.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Nuls, XRP
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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? 6-8 hours
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? In both the work is distributed among multiple participants. However in a distributed network decisions can be centralized. In a decentralized network consensus among multiple participants arrives to a decision
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 fast and scalable. Unlike most other solutions Elixxir offers privacy.
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 create a safe environment for everyone. Eliminating biases based on browsing history or personal indetifiable information.
Tags Individual, United States, English


Elixir will definitely be the blockchain for privacy.

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Agree with Trail. Definitely the blockchain for privacy. Are you able to operate multiple nodes? Seems like you have devops experience.

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I could, but planning to operate one at the moment.

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Sounds like you’re a devops engineer?

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No, but have experience with devops. I’m actually a software engineer (full stack)



I like the software development background.