Node Application 10675072723, submitted 2019-04-19 6:48:29

Respondent Id 10675072723
Application Date 2019-04-19 6:48:29
Application Language English
Applicant City Birmingham
Applicant State/Province AL
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English, spanish, rabble
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 am co founder and CEO of [an authentication firm]. I have published academic papers on crypto market efficiency, launched my own tokens, developed short-horizon btc price prediction trading algos, and started the blockchain working group for Bill Gates Investments.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Birmingham
Node State Alabama
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Monero, Namecoin, litecoin, and many more, DASH
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? Everything you claim to have improved.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Failed architecture, failed consensus mechanism design, EMPs, human extinction, or societal collapse.
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) 40
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. . $0.11/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) 60
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? 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) Many many rigs. Can run a 200+gb ram, 16 xeon processor, 24 decent gpus, and more. Havent optimized the rig for elixxir yet
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: Can discuss later. Have lots. Also have a half rack in a datacenter In Seattle I could allocate
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? Yes (please specify)
Yes (please specify) Dev and prod environments, elastic aws lambda optimization, VMs, old school S3 “pet” server optimization, terraform and elastic search scaling optimizations
Why do you want to be a node? Seems like yall are onto something badass. I want to help support it and also look to see if we’d leverage it for our trustless authentication protocol.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Reddit
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? Consensus mechanism
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Ethereum, kiichain, BAT
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? So many. DC summit (3 yrs), consensus (2 yrs), synchronize, rsa, others..
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 excellent pieces
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Ugh im on my phone. Short answer: governance model and incentive structures. (Also economic aspects of consensus mechanisms)
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. Read your own published info. I read it all. Im not going to waste time here.
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 preservation is crucial to freedom
Tags Individual, United States, English
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great, you is perfect for colaborate beta node Elixxir, big experience. u have my vote



Like your approach and you certainly seem to have the hardware.