The day we have all been waiting for is here!
The CanYa Alpha web-app has arrived and we can’t wait for you to join and start freelancing in the the crypto gig economy!
The purpose of this blog is to provide you with some quick updates on the features and functionality of the ecosystem, as well as top tips on how to begin.
First things first; all users of the CanYa Marketplace will need 100 CAN Tokens in their MetaMask address to place and receive jobs. CanYaCoin (CAN) is the native token of the CanYa marketplace, which means it is the currency that drives the CanYa economy.
How do I get CanYa tokens to set up my profile?
There are multiple ways you can acquire CAN tokens.
You can also convert Ethereum or other popular cryptocurrencies directly to CAN through our partnerships with Bancor and Changelly. Down the track, this will be incredibly important to how the marketplace functions, but right now it also plays an important role in removing a barrier to entry to the platform.
When you go to the CanYa.com landing page, you will be met with two options; to buy ETH or to buy CAN. These shortcuts are powered by the following technology.
Bancor is a trading network that lets users convert between tokens like an exchange. The decentralised, trust-less network allows you to convert between two tokens of your choice without any counter-party for continuous liquidity. What this means is that CAN token users can hold, receive, transfer, request, liquidate and purchase tokens.
Changelly is an instant digital currency exchange that allows users to exchange between cryptocurrencies, by plugging into major exchanges. Changelly also allows you to purchase cryptocurrency with your credit or debit card.
Identity Registration for a Decentralised Marketplace
In order to achieve a truly decentralised marketplace, we need to protect our users and providers information from capture. In order to do this, we are using uPort to protect your data and identity while also allowing users to exchange information privately.
Download uPort to your phone, and it will communicate with MetaMask to confirm your identification. All of your profile information will be stored in uPort, not on CanYa, so this means data such as your photo must be uploaded onto uPort for it to show up in CanYa.
As per our previous update, uPort is cutting-edge technology and has cause some initial users issues. To avoid a bottleneck of users trying to login simultaneously we have built a more traditional login that taps into your existing available information. This is important as it allows more people to interact with the platform, but it should also be noted it is a short-term solution, as we push towards the marketplace being completely decentralised.
We are currently working on a native CanYa ID app that will cover all of the functionality of uPort and more!
Using The Marketplace
When you log into the platform successfully you will be met with profiles from providers that have been hand-selected as part of our Pioneers and Ambassadors programs.
Opening these profiles will allow you to look at tasks completed, skill-sets, timezone, and other useful information to inform your decision to hire a provider. If you decide you want to engage with a provider, you can post them a job request.
When you engage your selected provider you will then have a private communications channel to speak about the task in more detail, and in real-time.
There is also the search function that enables you to look for specific providers, or providers based on a skill-set that you are seeking.
We also have a CanYa Chat Bot that will help you navigate the platform if anything is not immediately clear.
As this is the launch of our Alpha platform, your feedback is warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated you can provide feedback via the various links on the platform. We have created a forum for this feedback which can be reached here: http://forum.canya.io
We are incredibly excited to welcome you to the CanYa platform, as together, we build the decentralised future of work!
As this is the Alpha version of the CanYa platform there are a number of things that the team are currently working to improve. These are:
- Log in issues involving the uPort technology
- Search function can return erroneous data
- User Experience issues
- User Interface issues
- User Account Management issues
The dev team are working hard to improve these issues and they can be improved even further with your feedback!
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 token while generating longer and more frequent engagement for our users. They will also serve as a marketing funnel to introduce external users to CanYa after using our awesome apps. At this stage we are aiming to release a new CanYa App every month!
Here are the CanYa Apps that are ready and will be released in the coming weeks post the Alpha going live:
An easily manipulated invoice template for all of our freelancers to provide clean, professional and accurate invoices for their work.
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 CanTransfer!
A crisp and easy to use job / task tracker to help you with your project management.
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.
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.
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.
Future technology roadmap
The future vision for CanYa is monumental. Here is what the current roadmap looks like:
The CanYa vision is vast and incredibly exciting. We are at the ground level and we cannot wait to build the future with our community. Please use the platform, create a profile and provide feedback.
We are proud to be able to launch a global Alpha only three and a half months after finishing our ICO but there is a lot more to come! This is an exciting time for the CanYa platform and the $CAN token. We also have exciting news regarding Bountysource powered by CanYa that we will share very soon.
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