Bountysource Introduces Crypto Bounties

Crypto Bounties

Bountysource, effective immediately will have the ability for all of the world’s crypto projects to post their own bounties backed by their own ERC-20 tokens (or cryptocurrency of their choosing).

This is a huge opportunity for Bountysource and the CanYa ecosystem. The demand for good blockchain developers far exceeds the supply, also, the nature of the development work often means it is done in shorter timeframes than what would be needed from a full-time employee. By allowing crypto projects the ability to outsource some of their development work and giving blockchain developers the chance to work in short stints on a number of projects – the platform will offer developers and projects alike the utility of being dextrous and nimble with their time.

Shortly, we will add the ability for projects to natively host smart contract auditing on the Bountysource platform too. This will ensure that projects can confidently publish their smart contracts in the knowledge it has been externally and objectively audited by experts in the field. Combining these two features means Bountysource will become the go-to platform for blockchain and decentralised technology development.

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ETH, CAN & All Other ERC20 Tokens Now Accepted on Bountysource

Allowing crypto payment is important for many macroeconomic reasons that obviously align with the CanYa project’s core beliefs and objectives.  However beyond expediting the adoption of cryptocurrencies, allowing ERC20 tokens in addition to ETH as a payment method removes genuine barriers to entry for many people that include censorship, and restrictions of trade.

Two important things to note with regards to listing crypto bounties;

1.  Currently, bounties are either crypto OR fiat based and not a mixture of the two.  Fluid bounties that accept any payment are a planned upgrade in the coming months.

2.  Anonymous funding of existing bounties is available, however anonymous backers will not be entitled to approve/reject bounty claims. It’s also recommended to have more than one backer on a bounty as this reduces the risk of improper disbursement of funds.

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Bountysource & CanYa

Bountysource, owned by CanYa, is the world’s first and most popular open-source bug bounty platform.  In recent months we have been working hard to make adjustments to reinvigorate the community, code, and UX features without moving away from the core functionality of the platform.

Bountysource directly aligns with CanYa’s long term goals of being a peer-to-peer marketplace of services for digital nomads to work in their own time, on their own terms.

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Restriction of Trade & PayPal Issues

Many countries are considered “prohibited” by PayPal and therefore can’t send or receive monies using the platform.  This is more than problematic for not just freelancers but anyone who is looking to access the digital economy in any of the following countries.

  • Belarus
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Liberia (Former Regime of Charles Taylor)
  • Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions
  • North Korea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Western Balkans
  • Zimbabwe

The CanYa ecosystem is particularly aware of how important the gig economy will be to empowering developing nations.  We are also aware that many people will earn and not buy their first crypto.  Crypto bounties will help remove another barrier to entry of not only crypto payments, but payment in general to many people around the world.

This ability to trade without the limitations of borders, is one of the key principles and benefits of crypto as a payment method, and something CanYa and Bountysource are very proud to be facilitating.

Bountysource Development Strategy & Takeaways

In the true spirit of agile software development, we are releasing the minimum viable product to the market. This build/measure/learn approach allows us to incorporate feedback from the community quickly into future releases, progressively refining and improving the crypto payment functionality.

CAN tokens will become an integral part of the Bountysource ecosystem. Bounties posted in CAN will incur the lowest fees, be featured on the front page and be eligible for free tweets with details of the bounty! CAN tokens will also be required for pinned bounties and other premium services.  This is a significant development, which we are very excited about but expect many more updates to come with regards to Bountysource.

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Bountysource, Education First increase Mozilla WebRTC bounty to a whopping $50,000!

Bountysource is a dedicated crowdfunding platform for open source software, used by organisations such as IBM, Ripple, Facebook and Signal.


See link to bounty here:

Education First posts $50k Bounty for a dormant Mozilla issue.


Bountysource?

Founded in 2012 and acquired by CanYa in 2017, Bountysource was the first of such platforms and now boasts a 50,000 strong community of passionate open-source software and blockchain enthusiasts. Bounties are funded by members to incentivise developers around the world to solve open issues or feature requests for particular projects.

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Education First’s Bounty

The Mozilla Firefox WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) issue was first reported in 2015 on Bugzilla and relates to the lack of support for NTLM/Kerberos authentication in Firefox. Where a corporate proxy uses these types of authentication, this means that users are unable to capture & stream audio/visual media.

Education First (EF) has provided life-changing education for global citizens for 50 years in over 100 countries. In its mission to connect students with teachers around the world, EF is constantly exploring the latest technology and communication standards. WebRTC is currently the most interesting of these standards for its ability to function without plugins and in low bandwidth environments; however, there is still limited browser support, particularly in more secure corporate environments.

$50,000 up for grabs!

In March this year, EF posted an $8,000 bounty to encourage development on the WebRTC issue. Despite the substantial bounty, the community discovered the work required to fix Mozilla’s WebRTC issue was daunting.

Today Education First has sought to further incentivise developers by increasing the bounty to $50,000 — One of the largest known bounties available to the open-source community. Education First hopes the bounty is enough to attract developers to take up the challenge to solve a problem which has remained unsolved for 3 years.

The Link Again:

Education First’s $50,000 Bounty

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CanYa relaunches Bountysource platform and outlines exciting roadmap for the future!

After two months of hard work the CanYa team are happy to announce that Bountysource has been completely refreshed as step 1 of the exciting road map 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!

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 cashout backlog, the majority of customers will now have their cashouts
  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. 7 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 47,000 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.

 

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So what’s next?

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

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Final words

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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