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 CAN Tokens Fully Supported by Trust Wallet & We’re Celebrating with an Airdrop!

We’re excited to celebrate our partnership with Trust Wallet, our preferred wallet partner.  This post will outline the reasons we have chosen to partner with Trust Wallet, and update you on some very impressive new features that just might come in handy.

Trust Wallet is designed for ERC-20 tokens, which is what CanYa is built on.  The ERC-20 defines a common list of rules for all Ethereum tokens to follow, meaning that this particular token empowers developers of all types to accurately predict how new tokens will function within the larger Ethereum system.

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How does Trust Wallet compare to My Ethereum Wallet?

In short, favorably.

1. Trust was designed to be compact and user-friendly.
MEW, on the other hand, is clunky, and can only really be used on a desktop with any sort of ease.  Given the nature of a 24-hour market, only being able to easily trade on a desktop is not practical.

2. It is equally or even more secure.
Trust and Mew have many similar security philosophies. Both act as clients on the Ethereum network and store keys locally. Trust and MEW each have various ways of securing access to your Ethereum address with passwords, face recognition, mnemonic phrases etc.

3. Where they differ is that Trust has a superior phishing attack protection.
Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.  It is a huge problem.  The number of social media phishing attempts increased by 500% in 2017.

With Trust, the chances of being victim to a phishing attack are very low.  In fact, the only way someone can access your funds is if someone gets hold of your device, gets your password for it and then manages to get your Trust app password as well.


DApp Browser

Trust has created something that allows any user to interact with decentralized applications (DApps) directly from the app, safely and securely.  To make users’ lives even easier, they also created a marketplace where any developer can list their mobile optimised DApp for everyone to use.


Airdrop

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As an added incentive to try the wallet (other than advanced security for your hard-earned tokens) we are going to place some of our CanYa token (CAN) into each Trust wallet in the form of an airdrop.


Take-away

Trust Wallet is a fantastic platform that fully supports CanYa CAN tokens. To celebrate our partnership, we’re pleased to be sharing precious CAN tokens, just by downloading the most secure digital wallet available!  What more could you ask for?


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A party without a cake is just a meeting

Who remembers Bruce Bogtrotter from Matilda? If you don’t remember him by name, you’ll no doubt remember him as the chubby kid who successfully demolished a massive cake as ‘punishment‘ at the hand of Miss Trunchbull. Now you remember him. Ever since I saw that cake, I’ve barely thought of anything else.

So like any good day dreamer, I’ve put together a list of the most glorious cakes I could find. What? I take my birthday very seriously.

Come on a lip-smacking journey of pure decadence.

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Cake serving 101

Chocolate – a cake staple

Let’s start with the basics.

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I’m no doctor, but I’m pretty sure eating fruit is healthy
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A classic chocolate cake – light and spongy. I’ll take five.
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6 layers..seems adequate for my needs.

Vanilla (ice-ice baby)

Come to the light side with these beauties.

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White chocolate raspberry vanilla cake – gimme!
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For the kid in all of us.

Reeeeemix

Don’t you just love it when two of your favourite things are combined? Here are some mouthwatering combos for you to lust after.

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Brownie, caramel, and Reece’s pieces ice cream cake
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Oreo cake. Literally bury me with this.
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Kinder cake – eggcellent
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Ferrero goodness

Failsafe baking tip:

Get someone else to do it. Look what can go wrong!

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For more cake-tastrophes, check out this article.

CanYa Cakes

If you’re in Darwin, book Cassie’s cheesecakes and cakes today.

To see more of her scrumptious cakes, check out her Facebook page.

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Feeling hot-hot-hot: our top tips for staying cool this summer.

The Australian summer is hot AF.

This is not news to us. As one of the hottest countries on the planet, we know summer means avoiding seat buckles, rocking wooly steering wheel covers and ditching the flanno sheets.

If you’re unlucky enough not to have aircon, you’ll be familiar with lying in bed seething at 2am as a $10 fan from Bunnings pathetically blows hot air back at you. Or if you do have sweet, beautiful aircon, you’ll be used to copping those extravagant summer electricity bill 💸.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re SUPER pumped for summer. But, before it’s upon us, we wanted to remind you of what’s to come and help get you prepared. Read on for our hot tips for keeping your cool this summer.

 

1. It’s time to say goodbye to your pedestal fan from 1988.

Firstly, could it BE any louder? You’re already a sweaty mess, you don’t need your fan to be rattling away keeping you awake. Secondly, fans have become a lot more energy efficient in later years.

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Me with all my fans

2. Make like Edward Cullen and avoid the sun

There are some small things you can do around your home to avoid the XTREME sunlight in summer.

Shutting your blinds/curtains/rollers in the mornings., can really help keep your house cooler for longer, and reduce your reliance on the aircon.

Same goes for the afternoons, after the sun has settled over the horizon, you should open up your humble home to the sweet coolness of the night. If there is a breeze, you can even splash water on your veranda or doorsteps so the wind catches the cool air and brings it throughout the house.

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Me trying to exist in summer

3. Sleep like an Egyptian

When they weren’t building massive pyramids or worshiping cats, ancient Egyptians were busy inventing ways to combat their horrid summers. Cue: Egyptian sheets. These high thread cotton sheeted are absolutely amaaaaaazing to deal with the heat because of the breathable linen. A little pricey, but if it’s good enough for Cleopatra, it’s good enough for me.

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Mmmmm delicious Egyptian sheets.

 

4. The holy grail – air conditioning

Let’s pay some attention towards the creme de la creme in keeping cool, the air conditioning unit.

Before summer sets in, it is best to make sure your aircon is ready to deal with being thrashed all summer.

Whens the last time it was serviced or inspected? Has it been playing up lately? Read our blog about aircon maintenance to make sure you’re on top of it all.

Just Cool Air

For those in the CanYa Community that live in Darwin, you should check out our CanYa Provider of the Week –  Just Cool Air, air-conditioning services. Josh will be able to help you out with all of your air-conditioning needs (and much more). Check him out today!

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Looks like the coolest guy to get you your coolest results!

When car meets water: 4 disasters that make you wonder ‘how did that happen?’

CanYa‘s Provider of the Week, NT Towing, have seen their fair share of predicaments when it comes to getting bogged, and have shared some of the curlier moments with us*.

*No cars were harmed in the making of this blog (only the driver’s egos).

 1. I don’t think a shovel is going to get them out of this one!

Put yourself in this poor souls shoes… go out for a leisurely drive and BAM!

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Thankfully NT Towing was there to save the day!

2.    Jeepers creeper! This rescue made the headlines.

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You would think you need the Navy to save this one right? Think again.

3. Cars 4

The movie about a small car with a big dream.
Spoiler alert: he realises in the end he’s not a boat, and accepts himself for who he is. 

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4. At least it would make a good story for his 21st speeches.

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We hope these pictures haven’t inspired you to test out whether your car is amphibious. But if it has, this article has some good tips on what to do if you find yourself bogged.  

If you’re in Darwin, and you find yourself in a muddy situation, you know NT Towing can get you out (just look at the pictures above for proof!).

Book them today with Australia’s easiest way to hire local and digital service; CanYa.

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Qualities of a great builder

What makes for a great builder?

Finding builders is simple these days – you have CanYa 😉, Google and the entire internet. The problem is, how do you know if you have a good builder or a GREAT builder? Turns out that there are some common characteristics that all great builders share.

CanYa is the place to find the best builders in your area

Licensing and insurance

Licensing is a very good place to start. Certain trades (usually the safety critical ones) require mandatory licensing to be able to work. Think plumbers, electricians, builders etc.

Having adequate insurance is another sign of a great builder. They need to be appropriately covered to protect themselves, you and your project. Make sure you check that your builder is licensed and insured before you hire them.

CanYa gives you the ability to find licensed and insured builders in your area.

Realistic quoting

The main gripe with hiring builders that you don’t know is the tendency to quote low but ultimately charge high. The reason for this is simple, people are mainly price sensitive when looking online because it is traditionally quite hard to measure a builders quality. The builder gets his (or her) foot in the door with a low quote and then adds on all the extras that weren’t in the original quote but are essential to getting a good result.

Look for a builder that gives you a detailed, reasonable and written quote.

CanYa is the home services app that gives you flexible and detailed quote for free

Professional

It is important to remember that this person is working for you. With this comes an expectation of professionalism. They should be open, honest, approachable and reasonable. Any deposits they require should be checked against State or Territory guidelines and given with plenty of notice.

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Contract

This is a very important aspect of the process that is routinely done poorly. You must have everything detailed in a very clear written contract (depending on the job size) and you need to have discussed expectations, timelines,  limitations, budget etc. A great builder will give you the time to read, change and amend the contract to accurately reflect your expectations.

CanYa saves you from having bad experiences with dodgy tradies

References/referrals

It is actually quite hard to find honest and candid references and referrals because it is usually the builder that provides them. What you need to do is find a platform like CanYa that lists all previous reviews (by score and written comments) to ensure that your builder is great quality.

CanYa gives you reviews so that you know you are hiring the right person
Know who you are hiring!

Example of a great builder

B. P. Building Services PTY LTD in Darwin (Australia) is CanYa’s Provider Of The Week and a perfect example of a GREAT builder. Brett is skilled in ceilings, roofing, flooring, bulkheads, cladding and framing, renovations, bathroom/kitchen fit outs and much more. Check out some of their handy work below:

All services that you require are on CanYa. Just find, book, pay and review them... that easy
Brett of many trades!
Find the best builders in Darwin on CanYa
No job too big or small

If you find yourself in need of a great builder in Darwin, hire B.P. Building Service today! If you need to find a great builder near you- who you can confirm their licenses & insurance, check their previous work and get a free quote- download Australia’s best way to hire local service today!

CanYa is available on iOS and Android, it is the easiest way to hire local service providers near you