CANApp Launch #3 – CANShare

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CANShare:

We are pleased to announce our latest CANApp; CANShare!

CANShare is going to be a completely new and awesome way to send and receive large files of up to 3TB! No more dropboxes or shared drives! CANShare makes it incredibly easy, private and secure to send all of your project files! It is built on IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) technology.

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What is IPFS?

IPFS is a network created by Juan Benet, the founder of Filecoin, that allows people to host and share files on a system of nodes.  Essentially, it’s a new way to store and access information.

It works as a peer-to-peer protocol where each node stores a collection of hashed files. A client who wants to retrieve any of those files enjoys access to an abstraction layer where it simply needs to call the hash of the file it wants.  Rather than storing files, IPFS simply stores the hashes to files on series of nodes

IPFS allows users who run a node to work together to send and receive information with each other.  Instead of having to go through a far away, central server, you can get a file quickly, nearly instantly from the closest node that has what you need.

The simple sentence explanation is that this is a new file system to send and receive information that makes use of decentralised web 3.0 technology.

CANShare

The newest CAN app will allow large files to be transferred using decentralised technology (IPFS). It will offer great utility for anyone looking to send large files especially as no service currently makes this type of file transfer so accessible and achievable.

Current alternatives such as DropBox and Shared Drives require logins through central ID ports such as Facebook and Google and are also controlled by central servers.  CANShare allows you to bypass all of this, and just contribute and access the network with no bottleneck or barrier to the information.

An example of how this might work is if a filmmaker needed to send an 80GB HD video to a client for review. That file could be added to the network with a link that could be easily sent to the receiver in complete privacy with no centralised storage.  Frictionless, borderless and free decentralised technology.  This is an application that offers decentralised utility in the truest sense of the concept.

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How it works:

The beauty of CANShare is that it is incredibly straightforward to use.  With zero requirements to verify ID or login, you can simply upload your file and once it is successfully hosted on IPFS it will produce a hash link that allows you to access and share the file.

1.  Find the local file you want to upload.
2.  A hash link will be created that allows you to access and share that file.
3.  Once you have shared or saved that hash, you can then delete the archived upload history by clearing your cache.

Future Improvements

Moving forward we will make it easier to remove the hash link from sitting on the home page and allow you to delete or archive the hashes.  Note: this does not mean the hash is deleted, as the IPFS will still host the file, however, it means that your upload history is not publicly available to anyone who was to access your computer as a privacy measure.

We will also integrate email so you can email hashes to people once the files have been uploaded to IPFS. There will also be some UI/UX improvements in the coming days.

CANShare is another great app in the suite of tools available to our digital freelancers within the CanYa ecosystem.

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CanYa Awards AidCoin 100,000CAN as Inaugural Charity Vote Winners.

CanYa Community Charity Vote

We are incredibly excited to announce that AidCoin is the inaugural winner of the community voted CanYa Community Charity Vote.

As outlined in the CanYaCoin Asset Contract, we will donate 10% of the unsold tokens from our ICO to a charity poolThe charity pool is intended to go towards charitable organisations, to support for-purpose projects in the Web3 space, and to contribute to education in software development to support the growth of the blockchain and Web3 projects.

CanYa as an organisation believes in the pay-it-forward concept. As per the whiteapaper, 10% of all CanYa revenue goes to our charity pool via the asset contract.

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AidCoin is a tremendous project that believes in creating transparency towards donations to charitable organisations.  In some ways, it is fitting that our first donation is towards a company that is building a more transparent donating environment.

The AidCoin solution is very important due to the social distrust with the allocation of charitable funds in recent times.  Charities have a tremendous role to play in the improvement of the most vulnerable, but it will only be a viable method if people can be assured that their money is getting to the places and causes it was intended to go.

We are delighted to help power the AIDChain platform as it aims to make the nonprofit sector more transparent.

Allocation of funds

The funds will be sent to AidCoin in batches over the coming four months. AidCoin has a number of  exciting partnerships being announced in the near future. We will therefore allow our CanYa HODL club members to vote where the CanYa tokens are to be sent in line with the new charity partnership announcements!

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Moving Forward

CanYa will continue to donate to projects, as voted by our community, on projects that we believe are creating positive change within the blockchain ecosystem.  We encourage as many members of our community to vote so that we can best represent the interests of those that support the CanYa project.  Keep your eyes peeled for details about future Charity allocations or send us a note at support@canya.com for more information on this initiative.

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May Community Competition: Create something cool for the Alpha Launch!

Let’s have some fun and create something to celebrate the CanYa Alpha launch!

This month’s community competition will be a bit of fun. We want our community to get creative and help us make some awesome CanYa graphics to share across the internet. They can be GIFs, Telegram Stickers, memes, infographics – anything you like.

CanYaGoesLive Competition

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Create something bold, informative or funny.
  2. Post it to Twitter with the hashtag #CanYaGoesLive
  3. Share your post on the CanYa Community Telegram Channel & Discord
  4. Tag a moderator in CanYa Community (TG or Discord) and get confirmation your entry has been recorded
  5. There is no limit to how many entries you CAN submit – so go back to step 1.

Winners & Prizes:

Entries will close 28th May and the CanYa team and moderators will pick their three favourite entries. It might be for most original, funniest, greatest effort – who knows. In the interest of sharing the CAN, regardless of how many entries a community member submits, they will only be able to win one prize (with the exception of the voting mentioned below).

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Prizes for the winners will be as such:

The 3 winners will each receive 250 CAN

As an added bonus, our community will be able to vote on which of the 3 finalists is their favourite. The Community Favourite will pick up an extra 250 CAN and one lucky community member who voted will score a CanYa Ledger Nano S.

Voting will take place on 30th & 31st May.

Conclusion

We want you all to have some fun with this month’s competition! Create something cool for us to share across the internet and celebrate the launch of the CanYa Alpha and our CanYa App suite!

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CanYa Alpha launched to the community!

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.

The most straightforward is through any of the exchanges listed on Canya.io, including, KuCoin, IDEX, and FatBTC.

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.

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Bancor

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.

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Changelly

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.

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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


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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.

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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!

Known issues

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!

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 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:

CANInvoice

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

 

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CanTransfer

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!

 

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CanTrack

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

Future technology roadmap

The future vision for CanYa is monumental. Here is what the current roadmap looks like:

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Conclusion

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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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?

uPort Error:

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 in South Korea: Findings & Next Steps

CanYa in South Korea

As mentioned in our previous blog, CanYa recognises the relevance of the crypto community in South Korea, and is committed to building lasting relationships with local projects and community leaders.

To celebrate the recent launch of our Korean Telegram and KakaoTalk (CanYa’s Digital Korean Community) online communities, as well as our website in Korean, we’ve successfully run an Airdrop campaign, and one lucky community member was awarded with 1,000 $CAN.

Shout-out to our Korean moderators for their hard work and support!

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CanYa’s Travel In South Korea

Catalyze Meetup

We were able to present directly to a local Korean audience of 300 people, plus conducted a successful Facebook livestream.  The team presented on the CanYa Roadmap, upcoming milestones, and the CanYa Alpha web-app for freelancers. A demo video of the CanYa Alpha platform is available via our Telegram Announcements Channel.

We had an incredible response, with conversations, new connections and people joining our Korean Telegram and Discord!

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Kelsie and James – The CanYa Team in Korea

Deconomy Conference 2018

Deconomy was an incredible event, featuring panels and keynotes from leaders shaping the global economy. CanYa participated on the international stage with leading researchers, project founders, ICO projects, exchanges, and major funds.

In addition, would also played witness to a much anticipated debate between Samson Mao and Roger Ver on Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash, which topped the Reddit channels when Vitalik Buterin called out Craig Wright as a fraud during Q&A…see link here.

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Next Steps for CanYa in Korea

 

We are incredibly excited to be building a strong Korean community.

Our aim is to build organically, with quality, localised content in our channels.

Our activities in Korea are bolstered by a robust agenda to develop relationships with a number of leading Korean exchanges and list with the right partner when the timing is right, given recent sensitivities with market regulation.

Please engage in Telegram and Discord, and if you speak Korean, make sure you join our localised channels:
전보 : https://t.me/canya_kr
카카오 톡 : https://open.kakao.com/o/ggr2K6H CanYa’s Korean Community

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April Community Vote: Help Allocate the CanYaCoin Charity Pool!

CanYaCoin Charity Pool

CanYa is pleased to announce our first round of community votes to help allocate the charity pool promised in our whitepaper.

As outlined in the CanYaCoin Asset Contract, we will donate 10% of the unsold tokens from our ICO to a charity poolThe charity pool is intended to go towards charitable organisations, to support for-purpose projects in the Web3 space, and to contribute to education in software development to support the growth of the blockchain and Web3 projects.  

We have already committed an allocation of tokens to the incredible Giveth not-for-profit, which is enabling transparency in charitable donations using blockchain technology.

Giveth and CanYaCoin partner to show what is possible from a transparent blockchain charity

April Community Vote

This month, we are excited to invite our community to vote on which project you would like to donate 100,000 CAN tokens to!

In the spirit of sharing the generosity, one lucky voter will be chosen at random to win a CanYa Ledger Hard Wallet!

CanYa as an organisation believes in the pay-it-forward concept. When the CanYa platform launches, we will also be committing 10% of all fees to the charity pool (which are only 1%, compared to up to 20% fees of competitors).

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The shortlisted causes:

Lykke Tree Coin

Blockchain startup Lykke has partnered with World International Foundation (WIF) to launch the world’s first mangrove backed cryptocurrency.

According to WIF founder Dr. Arne Fjortoft, “the urgent need to restore at least 20% of the world’s mangrove forests was among the key issues of the June 2016 United Nations Ocean Conference. Mangroves are nature’s most promising solution to combatting the impacts of sea level rise, maintaining healthy shorelines and water quality for coral reefs and seagrass, as well as other valuable ecosystem services.”

AidCoin

AidCoin is an Ethereum token that aims to become the preferred method to donate transparently through the Ethereum blockchain.  This means that all monies donated will be trackable through an open-source blockchain.  The AID token will power AIDChain, a platform that provides an ecosystem of services through an easy-to-use interface, connecting the non-profit community while allowing full transparency and traceability of donations.

Sponsorship towards local, community led Educational Meet-ups and Developer Workshops (in Australia) 

CanYa is connected with and committed to supporting a network of local community leaders that self-organise around a mission to further the decentralised web eco-system in Australia, and globally.  This is done through community meet-ups, developer workshops, and major hack-a-thons, connecting university students with the space, and hosting working groups around interdisciplinary topics.

Ethereum foundation

The Ethereum Foundation’s mission is to promote and support the Ethereum platform and base layer research, development and education. This will bring decentralised protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next-generation decentralised applications and together build a more globally accessible, freer and more trustworthy Internet.

Voting

Voting will occur throughout April, with the winner announced at the end of the month.

Click this link to vote now!

Thank you so much for voting & contributing to our communityWe hope it inspires some generosity in you too!

The enormous loyalty and support on hand from the CanYaCoin community allows us to continue to deliver on the vision we outlined in our Whitepaper.  We can’t do any of that without you, the CanYa Community.

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