Step 2 of the Node Selection Process for the Elixxir BetaNet starts today!
The BetaNet Node Application opens today and will close on Friday, April 19th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Please fill it out—it takes about 20 minutes.
This process was designed to be transparent and accountable at every stage, as the community will be driving the launch of the Elixxir Platform and ultimately running it. To this end, the results of the BetaNet Node Questionnaire were posted, stripped of any identifying information, as well as the raw anonymized data. These results were used to create the Node Application that is being released today.
A few common questions and concerns were clear from the Questionnaire results and are reflected in the Application:
In addition, there are three additional considerations that will be important to Node Selection.
First, in order to maintain the global distribution of the Elixxir network, “geographical bins” will be used from which nodes will be selected. Each bin will be centered around internet hubs. When teams are generated, they select a single node from each bin, ensuring nodes are located in every continent.
Second, to maintain fairness in selection and ensure as many diverse & distributed BetaNet operators are selected as possible, only one application per household will be accepted.
Third, no individual members of the Elixxir core team will submit applications to operate BetaNet nodes. The core team will maintain 4 in-office for system maintenance & monitoring, but outside of that small grouping all available BetaNet node slots will be operated by members of the community at large.
It is exciting to be moving forward with step 2 of the BetaNet node selection process, and the interest the community has shown so far is appreciated! A reminder will be posted as the end of step 2 draws near on Friday, April 19th. As always, if you have any questions you can reach the team directly across both Telegram and Discord:
The Elixxir Team