Node Application 10671704264, submitted 2019-04-17 17:58:19

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Respondent Id 10671704264
Application Date 2019-04-17 17:58:19
Application Language English
Applicant City Sintra
Applicant State/Province Lisboa
Applicant Country Portugal
What languages do you speak? English, Portuguese
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? Crypto owner and investor.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Sintra
Node State Lisboa
Node Country Portugal
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Cardano
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Validation speed.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Energy consumption and ROI.
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) 60
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . 0,196554€ / KWh - including VAT
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?
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) 8 core AMD processor, 16GB RAM, 2TB 7200 RPM SATA disk and SSD for OS.
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: Yes, Raspberry hardware, Pentium Mobile and AMD 939 CPU's, etc.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? To participate and develop my know how in the Blockchain. Related to my career, I have a project to implement blockchain technology on physical security.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Because Chris Larsen invests in Elixxir. I believe on Ripple ideas.
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? To be part of the future and develop my blockchain skills.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I´m a founder of a cycling club. A founder of a photography club. A participant in permaculture project.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No.
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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized is part of a global distributed network, I'm not there!
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. It aggregates the "Purpris Protocol" (purity, privacy, speed).
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? Today we are not free, we need to fight for a better present. Better democracy and ideas needs a clean and trustable transmission.
Tags Individual, Portugal, English
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Hi,
Where we can find more information about the Elixxir network details, node local network requirements, energy consumption in comparison with other Blockchains?
Thanks.

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The general information is here: https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/4816439/BetaNet%20Node%20Rollout/Elixxir%20BetaNet%20Nodes%20Guide.pdf

I don’t believe we have published specifics on energy consumption, although our thought process is laid out here: https://elixxir.io/blog/elixxir-is-different-so-its-nodes-are-different

We will have more guidance on these topics once we have completed the BetaNet node selection process.

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