Newsletter #3

Hello from our CEO

“We are now well and truly into 2018 – the year that blockchain teams need to deliver a product to their users. Firstly because they promised their token-holders they would do that, and secondly because collectively we need to “cross the chasm” and accelerate the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.

At CanYa we are laser-focused on product delivery and we are very close to releasing our Alpha CanYa web-app on main-net. The CanYa dev team, led by our superstar CTO, Juan, have built an incredibly innovative platform that pulls together cutting edge technology in a brilliant way.

We strongly believe we have the most advanced decentralised applications ever built – already. We will continue to work on this in order to realise our vision. The team are also building a host of free online tools that we will release to the wider community to drive value to our ecosystem, as well as the wider crypto ecosystem.”

JP Thor – CanYa CEO

HODL club has had its first successful Airdrop!

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355,000 CAN tokens have been sent to our most loyal supporters; the CanYa HODLers.

The aim of the CanYa HODL club is to get as many long-term believers of the CanYaCoin Token together in an exclusive group while also rewarding them for their loyalty with air-dropped tokens from CanYa and our partners.

There are two tiers to the HODL club:

HODL OGs:

These are our awesome original members from the ICO and people that have entered post ICO with 10,000 CAN or more. They will be randomly air-dropped the 2 million CAN tokens over 6 months.

Anyone entering the OG HODL tier post ICO will have to wait 45 days before being an approved member. This is our ‘proof of HODL test‘. You will not be eligible for any air-drops or perks from the HODL club while waiting to be approved. If you are eligible you can register for the club via the HODL website (https://hodl.canya.com/)

HODL OG for CanYaCoin long term HODLers

HODL Tier 2

Tier 2 HODLers can enter the HODL club with 2,500 CAN or more. They will be air-dropped 500k CAN tokens over 6 months at random intervals.

To enter Tier 2 you will need 2,500 CAN tokens or more. Once you have 2,500 CAN tokens you can apply via the website (https://hodl.canya.com/). You will then need to wait 45 days to prove you are a true HODLer before you are entered into the club.

CanYaCoin HODL Club - Tier Two HODLers

Notes:

  • Specifics of the CanYa HODL Club can be found at this blog.

We are now listed on Lykke, Gatecoin and Coinspot! 

On the back of a terrific few weeks of announcements, the number of exchanges that now list our token is increasing rapidly.  Exposure to prominent exchanges is a critical part of a tokens development and trading volume. This is why we are very excited to announce that we are now listed on Lykke, Gatecoin and Australia’s own Coinspot!

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This is a tremendous result for CanYa, and highlights the amount of work that our executive team is doing behind the scenes to drive the platform forward.  Many would not realise that the process of being added to an exchange can be quite arduous, and with good reason.  In order to ensure the integrity of the exchanges, tokens must be vetted in fine-detail to ensure that they meet the standards expected in metrics such as KYC and company structure.

CanYa, of course, is compliant with the standards of every exchange in the world.  However, this does not take-away from the due-diligence and work required to broker these arrangements.

Needless to say, we are chuffed with the progress and hope to announce more exchange partnerships in the coming weeks and months.

Asia-Pacific Meeting

CanYa was also represented by JP Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet-up which took place in Thailand. The trip itself was a whirlwind; both of the ideas presented and the compressed schedule. However, it was incredibly beneficial gathering, where CanYa was able to share our progress and hear ideas with the inner circle of Ethereum.

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The keynote speech was of course done by Vitalik, and he spoke about how some of the crypto-economic ideas used to build blockchains, could also be applied to make the internet “less broken.”

Also present were:

  • Managing Director of OmiseGo Vansa Chatikavanij
  • OMG Plasma Researcher David Knott
  • Head of Research at AlphaShisen Luo
  • Core Developer of MakerDAO, Niklas Kungel; and,
  • a host of other blockchain luminaries.

The meet-up was designed to promote technology exchange between Ethereum developers and community members, as well as an opportunity to get to know more about local Ethereum-based projects.

This was a great opportunity to hear about the progress of other projects in our corner of the world, but also a great platform for CanYa to update the community on the great strides we are making; specifically with the purchase of BountysourceuPort secure sign-in’s, the CanYa bot, and our platform search engine.

BountySource Update

After two months of hard work the CanYa team were happy to announce that Bountysource has been completely refreshed as step 1 of the exciting roadmap ahead.  Along with the UI/UX refresh, a number of fundamental behind the scenes issues have been improved and introduced to truly reclaim the crown as the biggest and best source for posting and completing coding bounties!

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The core functionality of the platform has remained the same.  However, huge efforts have been made to improve the user experience of the website by doing the following:

  1. Actively clearing the cash-out backlog, the majority of customers will now have their cash-outs
  2. Future PayPal cashouts should be processed within 48hrs
  3. Existing support tickets cleared and a commitment in place to answer future tickets within 1 business day
  4. 5 full time developers put on the team to reinvigorate platform and start executing new road map.
  5. New & modern UI/UX

With clients such as IBM, Facebook and Ripple already using the platform, Bountysource has huge industry backing and immense potential.  Moving forward, it is hoped that the changes made both re-engage the 48,000 registered users as well as offering more flexibility to complete bounties for companies and programmers alike.

You can follow the progress of our updates in real-time on the Bountysource github:  https://github.com/bountysource/core/issues.

So what’s next for Bountysource?

The CanYa team have huge plans ahead for Bountysource. Phase 1 is now complete and the team are now well and truly working in Phase 2. Our crypto portal is also underway which we are particularly excited about!

Phase 1:

  • Stand up dev & customer support team
  • Fix outstanding critical bugs and support ticket backlog
  • Refresh the platform UI/UX

Phase 2:

  • Fix remaining issues
  • Begin design and foundation work on cryptocurrency portal (Crypto bounties and smart contracting audits etc)
  • Integrate $CAN as a payment option
  • ‘Bountysource teams’ integration (collaborative bounty hunters)
  • Personalised profiles that can be cross ported to CanYa

Phase 3 & beyond:

  • Release crypto portal – crypto project bounties, smart contract auditing and much more (powered by the $CAN token) – Huge opportunity!
  • ‘Bountysource hire’ – ability to hire developers for short term contracts (ideal for development sprints)
  • Security bounties added

CanYa and CanYaCoin powering the platform that lets your work remotely like a digital nomad

Final words on the Bountysource Reskin

Bountysource has an incredibly strong brand name throughout the open source and development community. This identity and vision allowed it to grow the user-base to 48,000 passionate developers. CanYa is pushing this vision forward and adding a suite of new features to grow the platform’s use case into the future.

The move into crypto based bounties and audits is particularly exciting. This will make Bountysource a true cornerstone of the blockchain & ICO development process. This side of Bountysource will also be powered by the $CAN token to further its use case, real world application and volume. These are exciting times for Bountysource and CanYa and we are looking forward to having you all along for the journey!

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CanYaCoin is the cryptocurrency ERC20 token that powers the CanYa Platform, the world's best blockchain powered P2P marketplace for services

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CanYa is a decentralised marketplace that helps everyday people outsource local and digital services. Through CanYaCoin we are helping mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency by bridging the gap between the cryptocommunity and skilled service providers.

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