CanYa Platform Update #1

We now have our 20 CanYa Pioneers!

Our Pioneers are crucial to the launch of the CanYa platform. We rely upon these world-class digital service providers to establish the standard for profiles in CanYa. Out of hundreds of applications, we have interviewed, vetted and selected 20 of the best freelancers in the world! To meet them all, head to the CanYa Telegram Announcements Channel and you will see a short introduction about each of them.

Our CanYa Pioneers cover the following categories:

  • Writer: 3
  • Photographer: 1
  • Developers: 9
  • Advertising Strategists: 1
  • Art-director: 2
  • UX Designers: 2
  • Data analyst: 1
  • Biologist: 1

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Progress on the CanYa Platform?

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Eleven of the twenty Pioneers have set up their profiles. The remaining nine pioneers have been delayed in setting up their profiles due to a universal uPort error. CanYa utilises uPort as a third-party log-in service so that we (or third parties like Google / Facebook) cannot sell or use your data. Your personal data is owned by you and kept securely on the blockchain.

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Our focus on self-sovereign identity (user owned and controlled identity) has been strengthened by the recent sentiments towards Facebook and Google with regards to their data issues. Decentralised self-sovereign identity is also in line with our long-term plan of building a completely decentralised ecosystem.

Note: We recommend everyone downloads uPort to their smartphone and establishes a profile in preparation for signing up to CanYa!

Is the error fixed?

Yes; the CanYa Dev Team worked tirelessly with the dev team at uPort and the problem has now been resolved!

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The CanYa team also worked around the clock to build a native log-in process to act as a back-up for future. The Dev team will also explore other third-party, secure, log-in options for more redundancy in the future. This problem has shown us the importance of ensuring a seamless user-journey and because of this we are also going to build our own native blockchain identity tool as part of our suite of ‘CanYa Apps’ called CanID (more on CanYa Apps later).

Unfortunately the uPort bug has meant that the pioneer on-boarding and set up has been affected such that it has pushed back our timeline by at least a week. More on how we will rectify this below.

You can view the uPort bug here on GitHub: https://github.com/uport-project/uport-connect/issues/114

The CanYa DAO

The team have quietly been hard-at-work and have already released the first version of the CanYa DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation)! This level of decentralisation was not due until the end of this year but the team decided to accelerate the focus to ensure it’s integration is paramount from the very beginning.

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The CanYa DAO

Above is a screenshot of the CanYa DAO. It will be slowly rolled out to the moderators and then the wider community to start handling aspects of the CanYa platform and move CanYa to a fully decentralised entity.

Those helping with the DAO will be economically incentivised with $CAN. We will take our time with this process to ensure an adequate solution is found for platform users. This is brand new territory for any business and CanYa is leading the way!

So when does the community get to see the platform?!

We understand that the community feel the Pioneer / Alpha launch iteration was not communicated well by the team. Building a brand new platform in the spotlight is a unique position to be in but it is the reality for any ICO project.

We endeavour to communicate all developments as early as possible! We currently have our development team working on an updated, thoroughly detailed and live roadmap that we will feature on our website for development of the CanYa Platform over the next 6 months.

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Our updated roadmap will go a long way to strengthening the mutual-trust we have with our community. We cannot promise that there will not be delays (as we have just experienced with uPort) but we can promise to be transparent about these with the community.

As stated earlier, the uPort issue has put us behind schedule from where we would like to be. However, we want to bring the CanYa Community on this journey with us so the CanYa Alpha platform will be opened to all $CAN supporters from Friday 20th April!

To view the platform you will need 100 CAN in a MetaMask account while using the platform. Anyone that meets this caveat will be able to view, book and pay our CanYa Pioneers.

I’m a provider when can I sign up?

The first 100 providers following our 20 CanYa Pioneers will still be curated and controlled via the CanYa DAO. We already have hundreds of applicants and we start on boarding them this week.

To register to become a provider you can apply on the website.

CanYa Apps

We are incredibly excited about our CanYa Apps and we will detail each CanYa App more thoroughly in the coming weeks. The aim is for CanYa to offer the full suite of services that any freelancer in today’s world could need. This creates a greater value proposition for the CanYa ecosystem and generates longer and more frequent engagement for all of our users. At this stage we are aiming to release a new CanYa App every month!

CANInvoice

An easily manipulated invoice template for all of our freelancers to provide clean, professional and accurate invoices for their work.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanShare

An app that allows large file transfers using decentralised technology. Want to send the 80GB HD video you just created for your client? Don’t worry about DropBoxes or Shared Drives, just send in app via CanShare.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanTrack

A crisp and easy to use job / task tracker to help you with your project management.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CANSend

An easy to use tool for anyone to run their own air drops! This is a great way to bring more of the crypto world under the CanYa umbrella and bring another use-case for the $CAN token.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanYa25

A very exciting decentralised ‘kickstarter’ program for future CanYa freelancers. Do you have great ideas but you’re not sure it will work? Maybe you live in a country with no access to traditional finances to start your new online business? Here’s where CanYa 25 comes in!

Budding freelancers can pitch their ideas and the CanYa community can donate $CAN to their cause. The $CAN is held in escrow until it reaches 25,000 CAN. Once this occurs the $CAN is sent to the freelancer to be used to start their very own business on the CanYa platform.

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This program has huge potential and is inline with the ethos of CanYa being the world’s truly global services platform. CanYa will empower freelancers from everywhere in the world that were traditionally excluded from exisiting platforms due to access to traditional finance institutions. CanYa 25 is an extension of this sentiment.

When will it be ready?

Ready soon. We will launch our first CanYa 25 competition in June 2018!

Conclusion

CanYa is breaking new ground every day. We are at the leading edge of what is possible with decentralised technology. We are incredibly excited to share the CanYa Alpha with all of our community this Friday. Together we can truly build something great.

The CanYa team will also release a high fidelity, live, dev roadmap so our community is better informed in the future.

We are looking forward to changing the world together!

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CanYa Alpha is ready!

The search for our CanYa Pioneers begins!

The CanYa platform is now at Alpha stage and ready to be launched globally as per the roadmap. This is following a rigorous testing process from the CanYa team and select members of the CanYa community.

Now, we’re searching far and wide for the best 20 digital freelancers to join the platform as service providers and become the original, top-rated ‘CanYa Pioneers‘.

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We are looking for providers that excel at what they do across a range of digital service categories. They will form a core group of early adopters, be the first to see job postings at the coming launch, and set a benchmark of excellence for all future CanYa providers.

The CanYa Pioneers will:

  • Be awarded with $500USD worth of $CAN
  • Have a ‘CanYa Pioneer‘ profile badge for life
  • Be featured on CanYa news and media coverage
  • Be incentivized to bring their existing client base to the platform
  • and much more!

What will these providers be doing?

These providers will test our on-boarding process and provide the benchmark for all future providers. They will also be encouraged to bring their existing customer base and clients onto the CanYa platform.

We envisage this process to only take a few weeks. Following this, the CanYa Alpha platform will be completely opened up for people to start finding, booking and paying for services using the $CAN token!

With CanYa you can use CanYaCoin to Find, Hire, Pay and Review digital nomads all over the world

So providers first then everyone else?

CanYa is a two-sided marketplace. The most important first step is to get a critical mass of quality digital service providers across the globe that can be booked and paid for with $CAN! This means when our users log in for the first time there is actually a group of quality, vetted freelancers ready to take their work!

These early providers will also provide a benchmark and guide for all the follow on freelancer sign ups.

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How can I be a part of the first 20 service providers?

We are opening up this global campaign across a number of channels to encourage the best freelancers all over the world to sign up.

If you think you qualify please fill out this form:

https://canyacoin.typeform.com/to/r2Bfb0

Submissions are now open and will be closed once we have our 20 CanYa Pioneers. After on-boarding these 20 providers has been completed all service providers will be encouraged to join.

What features will the CanYa Alpha have?

  • The ability to find, book and pay for digital services all over the world with the $CAN token
  • The ability to set up a CanYa profile with your previous work history and credentials
  • Blockchain integrated identity using uPort – your data is secured on the blockchain and only accessed by you (no more giving your data to Google or Facebook!)
  • A suite of exclusive CanYa Apps to help run your business including:
    • CANInvoice – Free invoicing tool for all of your work
    • CANTransfer – Free large file sending using IPFS (no more sharing dropbox or Google drive)
    • CANTrack – Time tracking and productivity tool
    • CANDo – Rich featured ‘To-Do list’
    • CanYa 25 – a hugely exciting crowdfunding platform for budding freelancers to launch their own freelancing business by pitching their idea to the CanYa community!
  • Chat bot interaction for profile setup and maintenance
  • Ability to share a link to your profile to Facebook or Twitter for exposure to your network
  • Ability for your users to ‘buy you a coffee’ ie donate some extra love in the form of $CAN tokens

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What’s next for CanYa?

The Alpha is now ready to be used. The Beta will follow shortly and finally the CanYa 2.0 platform will be released, as per the roadmap, by July 2018.

Bountysource is also rapidly evolving with the crypto- looking to be live by May 2018. This will also heavily integrate the $CAN token.

Overall, 2018 is going to be a massive year for the CanYa team and our awesome community!

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CanYa forms strategic partnership with decentralised travel advisor Cool Cousin

Cool Cousin & CanYa – a perfect match for the modern digital nomad

We at CanYa are building a truly borderless platform to meet the needs of the modern online freelancer. The opportunity for an individual to travel the world while selling their uniques skills online using their own rates and hours is something that is becoming more and more popular.

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The USA alone has 57 million freelancers whose number has risen by 30% since 2016! This is where platforms like Cool Cousin and CanYa come into the equation with the goal of providing a seamless and empowering experience for this rapidly growing class of workers.

So what is Cool Cousin?

Cool Cousin is a brand new, intimate way to travel and learn about what to do in cities all over the world. It is like having the digital equivalent of the ‘cool cousin’ you may have stayed with while traveling in the past.

Basically, you will be able to explore a new city with information provided by verified, genuine ‘cousins’ who can provide quality advice and tips on any number of potential things to do in their city. They are rapidly growing with over 500,000 ‘cousins’ and are undertaking a highly anticipated ICO on the 10th of April that will be open for only 24hrs!

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The partnership with CanYa

The partnership with CanYa is a perfect fit. Almost all of the digital nomads who will be using CanYa will work away from home at various times throughout the year. When they are away they will benefit from the sound advice and tips offered by the cool cousin platform.

CanYa’s Digital Nomads will also be encouraged to add their own content to the Cool Cousin platform. When travelling CanYa users will also be able to access exclusive Cool Cousin content. Likewise, Cool Cousin users will be encouraged to join the CanYa platform to list their skills and earn while they travel! Cool Cousin users will also receive bonus $CAN tokens if they join using the Cool Cousin referral code.

Final words

Decentralised platforms like CanYa and Cool Cousin will completely change the way in which freelancers earn money and travel the world. The future is a world where freelancers have no geographical or financial borders and can work and travel in a seamless manner. We at CanYa and Cool Cousin are helping make this future a reality!

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CanYa is Coming to South Korea and We’re Celebrating by Giving Away 1000 CAN Tokens!

CanYa in South Korea

After visiting South Korea on a business trip at the beginning of the year, CanYa CEO JP Thor was set on committing more efforts to connect with the local crypto-community and build strong relationships.

CanYa recognises South Korea as an international hub for crypto. Koreans hold nearly 33% of the world’s ETH supply, and the local crypto industry is demonstrating some incredible infrastructure, exchanges and promising projects.

We have just launched our Telegram and KakaoTalk (Canya Korean Community) online communities. Sign up now to get involved and to stay up to day with the CanYa project in Korea!

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To celebrate our trip to South Korea in March/April, one lucky member of the Telegram South Korea Community will win 1,000CAN TOKENS, selected at random from the group on March 31.

CanYa_South_Korea_AirdropNot only that, we’re also doing an Airdrop of 5-20 CAN for every single Telegram & KakaoTalk community member (that registers via the link below)!

Register for the Airdrop and join the community here.

CanYa for our Korean Community

새로운 CanYa 서비스 앱이 곧 출시 될 예정이며, 우리는 CAN 토큰을 공유하고 축하하기 위해 한국에오고 있습니다!
https://canyacoin.typeform.com/to/lLtYLK
전보 : https://t.me/canya_kr
카카오 톡 : https://open.kakao.com/o/ggr2K6H Canya Korean Community

CanYa has also just released the website in Korean at https://canya.io/index_kor.html

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CanYa Travel Plans

If you are in Seoul we would love to meet you there in March/April! Here are our travel plans:

  • On 31st March 2018, JP will be in Seoul to address and meet the local community at the Catalyze Meetup (tickets released soon). The event is designed to educate, entertain and enlighten developers, investors, entrepreneurs with up-to-date discussion about regulation, technology and trends in blockchain and cryptocurrency.As major partners and supporters of the event, JP will be speaking on how to run a successful ICO, why CanYa, and his outlook on crypto for 2018. It will be informative for both newcomers and pre-ICO investors alike to the project.

    It will also be a good opportunity to meet our community face-to-face, so please don’t be shy and say hello to either JP or Kelsie if you see them.

  • While we are in Korea, we will also be attending the Deconomy, Distributed Economy, Conference in Seoul on 3-4 April 2018. We look forward to sharing ideas with some of the strongest thought leaders and projects in the space from the around the world, including Vitalik Buterin, Roger Ver and Joseph Poon.

We are incredibly excited about building a strong Korean community.

Korea is one of the most learned crypto countries in the world. If you want to be involved in helping to manage our online communities, or any other facet of the community that you think can add value, please reach out at support@canya.com

More updates to come, so stay posted to the blog in the coming days.

새로운 CanYa 서비스 앱이 곧 출시 될 예정이며, 우리는 CAN 토큰을 공유하고 축하하기 위해 한국에오고 있습니다!
https://canyacoin.typeform.com/to/lLtYLK
전보 : https://t.me/canya_kr
카카오 톡 : https://open.kakao.com/o/ggr2K6H Canya Korean Community

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CanYa Now Listed On Hong Kong Exchange Gatecoin

Hong Kong | 7th of March 2018 – CanYa is very excited to announce that we are now listed on Gatecoin. Gatecoin is a top-tier Hong Kong exchange that has fiat as well as crypto pairings.

Gatecoin is an exchange that through an intuitive trading platform, enable individuals and institutions around the world to trade and invest in a wide variety of cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets.

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It was the first exchange to provide direct participation in token generation events (TGEs) or initial coin offerings (ICOs).

The exchange enforces strict know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance policies in accordance with the Hong Kong Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance (AMLO) and global best practices.

Gatecoin’s exchange infrastructure is designed, monitored and audited by world-class security experts to prevent theft of client assets and information. The majority of blockchain asset deposits are stored in offline multi-signature hardware wallets (cold storage).

Thanks to their international payments network, their clients can fund their accounts through fiat currency bank transfers in HKD, EUR and USD.

Despite the name, Gatecoin is not a coin, and has no intention of creating or listing an eponymous cryptocurrency.


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Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet up: What we learned

JP and Kelsie flew to Thailand on Friday to take part in the Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet up. The trip itself was a whirlwind; both of the ideas presented and our 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. Here are some of the insights that we came away with.

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More than anything the biggest take-away from this event, was how community focused the Ethereum network genuinely is. Despite the fact that many of the projects presenting (which of course included ethereum itself) are some of the biggest tokens in the world, the mood of the gathering was focused, open and collaborative.

The second take-away was just how wide the interest in the event, and by extension the blockchain talent in this part of the world. This was obvious as the event drew a truly international audience for a meet up that was specifically focused on the developments of the Asia-Pacific region.

Even though this is the third point, and it almost goes without saying, but it’s always humbling to be reminded of the genuine talent in the ethereum community. We heard from the ethereum core team as they spoke about supporting the development of scalable dapps with the Casper and Sharding initiatives, which is something incredibly relevant to CanYa. Its remarkable how quickly the platform is evolving and improving to deal with these issues of scalability moving forward.

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

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What I assumed is meant by this has to do with the decentralised principles of blockchain technology, which reduces the ability for bad actors to manipulate a system. When the Internet was built, it was of course done so in a centralised way. This meant that things like data were exchanged, stored and ultimately monetised by companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon without the consent or knowledge of the people that the data belongs to.

However, the implications of data control are far more perverse than loss of privacy.  This is because having the data is one thing, but being able to release the potential of this data in the form of predictive analysis is quite another.  Predictive analytics is an area of statistics that deals with extracting information from data and using it to predict trends and behavioral patterns.  Predictive analysis is already the lifeblood of many industries such as advertising, fraud detection, and credit lending.  The danger lies in the fact that the more data collected allows for a more specific predictive analysis and more accurate surveillance.  An Orwellian prophecy.

An interesting project that was not brought up by name at this meetup, but is relevant to this discussion is Augur.  Augur is a prediction market platform,  built on the Ethereum platform, which rewards the user for correctly predicting future events.  Rather than raw data, this platform relies on the scientific principle known as the wisdom of the crowd.  This states that if you ask enough people to answer a certain question, their average answer is far more accurate than any expert. The cleverest person is no match for the collective brain, which is why centralisation of governance does not work.

Imagine being able to Google questions about things that haven’t happened yet, and getting accurate odds of their occurrence.  This is what Augur is proposing, however instead of just getting the information voluntarily, Augur rewards the people financially that accurately predict future events.  This means that the user is in control of their own data, and is rewarded for it its use (if they allow it be used).

If the Internet were to be redesigned with decentralised principles (which is a constantly discussed topic) all data would be private. This would make the technology far less invasive (as a start). Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin is attempting to do just this.  Using the Ethereum platform he is attempting to build a decentralised web 3.0 called Consensys.

Also in attendance was Omisego (OMG) and the Ethereum Community Fund. In a first of its kind, half a dozen ICO companies came together to create the fund that plans to pay out more than $100 million to promising projects in the Ethereum crypto space.

This above all else represents the values and ideals of a community that is learning and evolving through collaboration.  The CanYa team believes in collective intelligence, and by extension could not hope to be a part of a greater collective than the Ethereum network.

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CanYa partners with Chinese retail behemoth JD.com for blockchain accelerator

CanYa’s Biggest Announcement Ever!

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, offline and online, has 266 million customers and is one of the fastest growing and most innovative businesses in the world with a revenue last year of $50bn (USD). JD has always been on the forefront of innovation and has introduced a new AI Catapult Accelerator (AICA).

JD’s blockchain accelerator program aims to unlock the ‘transformative potential of startups demonstrating cutting edge talent in the blockchain space’. CanYa is incredibly proud and excited to announce to our community that we are in the inaugural cohort of this program along with Bluzelle, Nuggets, Devery and Bankorus!

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CanYa will be receiving the full backing of JD international business development, immense marketing / PR resources and vast network, including promotion through an extensive international marketing and PR push on behalf of JD and the program. The program commenced with a signing ceremony at Nasdaq (NYC) where JD is traded, and then the first cohort will then be guided through the 6 month international accelerator program from March 2018.


“This is a validation of CanYa’s business model and global disruptive potential. JD is one of the most significant technology companies in the world, to have their full support and backing is huge for our platform and the acceleration of blockchain technology”  

Chris McLoughlin – CanYa CMO


So what does this mean for CanYa and the road map?!

This has potentially accelerated the CanYa road map from a market penetration perspective by years! CanYa will now have direct access into China (and JD’s huge 250 million customer base) and a further international audience in line with JD’s global expansion program. Having JD’s full backing over the next 6 months and beyond will open a huge range of opportunities that will develop throughout 2018.

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CanYa, being a truly international platform of services, will be translated into Chinese and offer a number of possibilities for JD’s huge customer base. This includes a seamless ‘CanYa Widget’ for buyers to hire a local CanYa service provider relevant to their purchases. For example, someone buying furniture could effortlessly book a CanYa provider on checkout to construct and install it in their home. This feature would be relevant for a huge range of product lines on the JD platform.

JD also have the opportunity to move into the home services game similar to Amazon. This would naturally align to being powered by the CanYa platform and offer growth for the brand and $CAN token.

So what next?

The CanYa team are currently in NYC with officials from the highest levels of JD. The PR and marketing efforts for this news will be significant over the coming months.

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The CanYa platform is ahead of schedule and will begin beta-testing with our community members in the next week. Alpha release of CanYa 2.0 is due for late March. The team will then be working closely with JD to promote the platform, grow its user base and integrate CanYa into JD.com’s exisiting platform. This is all great news for our CanYa community and $CAN token holders!


“JD.com is a global leader in making meaningful change in the lives of consumers, and we are incredibly excited to see them embrace decentralised technologies and encourage their mainstream adoption. By creating a Blockchain accelerator and working with blockchain startups with potential, JD is cutting through the hype and providing support where it is needed most right now; shipping technology to millions of users globally.” 

JP Thor – CanYa CEO


Final words

The CanYa team are incredibly excited to announce this news and look forward to the huge possibilities that JD.com and its 250 million users will bring. We thank all of our community and $CAN token holders for their support and hope that this news proves how hard the team have been working and how much potential the CanYa project truly has! 

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