Node Application 10675719260, submitted 2019-04-19 13:24:36

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Respondent Id 10675719260
Application Date 2019-04-19 13:24:36
Application Language English
Applicant City Stuttgart
Applicant State/Province Baden-Württemberg
Applicant Country Germany
What languages do you speak? German english polish
What is your occupation? Engineer
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? Trader, Fan, enthusiast,
Are you an individual or a group?
Node City Stuttgart
Node State Baden-Württemberg
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? A very good UI
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? Server costs
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. . 36 eurocent
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) 10
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? Datacenter
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? No
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: I7 7600 32gb ram gtx1060 internet 400 down / 50mbit upload
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? All the stuff i ve read about elixxir and about david with his history makes me thing that elixxir might be the next thing for privacy
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Twitter
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? The approach on privacy. Im looking forward to see the new cryptohtaphy which is going to be implemented
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No
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. 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 Germany, English
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I think the key to our success will having a decentralized network with nodes in as many countries as possible. Excited that Germany is in the mix.

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