Node Application 10607261415, submitted 2019-03-20 15:40:45

Respondent Id 10607261415
Application Date 2019-03-20 15:40:45
Application Language English
Applicant City Moscow
Applicant State/Province Moscow
Applicant Country Russia
What languages do you speak? Russian,English
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? many ICOs, quarkchain testnet (100+ mining servers/clusters), NKN testnet (up to 700 nodes)
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Falkenstein
Node State
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Quarkchain testnet, NKN testnet
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported?
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) 69
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. . -
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) 60
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) currently renting ~2000 euro of hetzner servers and can scale
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) 700 nodes on different ISP for NKN testnet
Why do you want to be a node? experience, fun. profits
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Word of Mouth
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Discord, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform?
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? QuarkChain, NKN
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. No
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis?
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
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?
Tags Individual, Germany, English


Hello, it’s my application.

I do not have physical equipment but have vast(was “wast” LOL) experience working with cloud/dedicated servers of any provider (Hetzner, GCP, DO, vultr, AWS and so on). Been running 100s of mining nodes and 10s of clusters for QuarkChain, about 700 nodes for NKN. And ofc Ethereum node for gas wars (if you know what i mean). I like scripting to increase uptime and efficiency. I’m a crypto 24/7 for 2 years and will be able to invest my time and funds to support running any number of nodes possible :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:



I know @AGx10k from the Quarkchine test. On the test, he showed himself from the best side, helped the participants, and also made suggestions for the developers of the project. I think such a person is necessary in the project.



AGx10k very skilled, my vote for him!



Glad to see here alot of professionals which I’ve met during Quarkchain testnet. I saw optimizations and automation stuff done by @AGx10k - I hope to see your scripts to be done in new project :white_check_mark:



You would be a great asset to the project



just so, I also saw it with my own eyes, as I also took part there !! :slight_smile:



you have my vote, the most important thing in the community is the interest of the people who want to support the project. @AGx10k



@AGx10k would bring real added value to the project with his knowledge and passion to the community. I had a pleasure to co-work with him on QuarkChain and Seele projects. The tech and programming skills, as well as the automation suggestions (if needed) would be really helpful for Elixxir project, without any doubt.



This guy is one of the most technically advanced ones I know. He really helped me overcome some technical difficulties in the shortest possible time. Very responsive to the community, almost everyone in the testnet and mainnet used his scripts. I hope for further cooperation with this man)
He is 100% suitable for this project.



well, i gave up and have ordered some equipment to play with. my 96cores are coming soon!



You do have “wast” experience. And I’m all for you being a node! Go Elixxir :crazy_face:
PS @AGx10k Is wast a cool new way to write vast? Like HODL to Hold. You may have coined a new term.



I did the same on your advice, but only 64 cores. And thank you for your help in choosing servers. :slight_smile:



@KILLth LOL thanks ))