Newsletter #4

Hello from our CEO

Again it’s been an incredibly busy period; hiring and training up the team (we now have 25 full time staff (not including community moderators) as well as getting into a weekly release cycle for our CANApps. The team has released four CANApps (decentralised applications in the CanYa ecosystem) as well as full crypto integration in Bountysource.com. We have signed on additional partners, was listed on another exchange and have participated in conferences all around the world. We ran a hackathon, participated BlockEngine’s blockchain startups in Melbourne and donated our first tranche of CAN to our charity partners.

Our team is incredibly focused to build up a decentralised ecosystem for peer-peer services and we have a lot of exciting things on the horizon; with more CANApp releases, more partners and more contributions to the community. The CanYa team is very happy to be supported by our fantastic community, and will continue to boldly build and show the world how decentralised technologies will disrupt legacy business models and return value to users.

JP Thor – CanYa CEO

Development Updates:

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The CanYa Alpha:

On the 20th of April 2018 the CanYa Alpha was launched to the community! Anyone in the world can now find, book and pay for digital services with our 20 Pioneer providers.

The Pioneers were a group of 20 hand chosen, top quality digital service providers from all over the world. They are available to be booked for services and will help the development team build the best possible platform for the world of digital services.

You can watch how this YouTube creator got his channel’s graphics completely re-designed by using one of our awesome pioneers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTrMLuRcfeQ

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CanApps:

We want to create an entire suite of CanYa tools that can be used by our freelancers inside of the CanYa ecosystem. This will be achieved through our awesome CANApps. These apps are also designed to help newcomers navigate through the cryptocurrency space as one of CanYa’s goals is to help spread the meaningful adoption of cryptocurrency.

This month we launched the first four CANapps:

  • CANInvoice – A free, easy to use invoice creation tool for all CanYa users
  • CANStation – An easy to use tool to help people set the correct gas fees when interacting with the Ethereum network.
  • CANShare – (previously CANTransfer) – an amazing tool that uses IPFS to allow people to transfer large files (up to 100GB) across the internet free of charge!
  • CANTrack – Simple, effective, time management software that allows records to be kept immutably on the blockchain.

There are also many more exciting CANApps in the pipeline to be released over the coming months!

Bountysource by CanYa:

This month was also a massive milestone for Bountysource with the addition of crypto bounties and smart contract auditing to the platform! This is a massive space in today’s cryptocurrency market and Bountysource aims to leverage it’s 50,000 developer community and brand power to become the go-to place for crypto bounties and smart contract audits.

The Largest bounty in Bountysource History:

Education First has revived a three-year-old Mozilla bounty that has sat dormant on Bountysource.  The mammoth bounty immediately got traction in the community and as per writing this update developers are working around the clock on solutions.

This particular bug, the Mozilla Firefox WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) issue which relates to the lack of support for NTLM/Kerberos authentication in Firefox.  What this means in native English is that users are unable to capture & stream audio/visual media.

As progress continues we will update the community on both the solution and the process of the developers.  Bounties of this size are rare in the open-source community, and so naturally, they create intrigue when someone starts plotting a solution.

Given that we are huge supporters of an open-source future, we are very excited about the prospect of more large companies using services such as Bountysource to solve open-source software issues.  We will continue to update the community on the progress of one of the biggest open-source bounties in the world.

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Community Updates:

Charity Winners

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.

The winner of the inaugural Charity Vote was AidCoin, coincidentally a project focused on making donations more transparent by linking the contribution to a blockchain.

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.

Binance Dexathon:

This month CanYa also hosted a Dexathon with our good friends Type Human and Consensys to solve the Binance hackathon problem of creating a truly decentralised exchange. We had a great turn out amongst the Melbourne blockchain development community and some very impressive solutions were proposed and potentially some will be implemented!

The weekend refreshments were taken care of by the legends at Young Henry’s who kept everyone sane as they worked deep into the night all weekend.

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Team Updates:

New additions:

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Cam previous to working at CanYa was a Telstra Solution Architect and also the tech lead on data visualisation for the Bureau of Meteorology. His favourite programming language is Go, and he hates windows (Mac fanboy).

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Alex is a skillful front-end developer with wide-ranging interests, originating from Northern Ireland. With a foundation in web development, he is now committed to the decentralised future having recently realised the utility of blockchain tech.  Prior to CanYa Alex worked for NEC.

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Keely is a multidisciplinary creative, currently applying this mindset to help CanYa to create better user experiences.  Before starting at CanYa, worked as an Architect, leading cross-functional teams to deliver education, retail and hospitality projects across Melbourne.  In her spare time, Keely volunteers as the People Ops Lead at TEDxMelbourne.

Chinese Office Established:

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Team members Monika & Jim are now based in Beijing. They will be engaging with the Chinese cryptocurrency community to grow CanYa’s presence and brand awareness in China.  In addition, they will also be building a team on the ground that will include front and back-end developers, as well as an advertising team,  focused on the nuances of the Chinese market.

We aren’t in a position at this time to comment about JD.com, however, we can confirm that we take the China market very seriously and we now have a full-time team based in China.

Conferences:

The CanYa team have been present at the following conferences spreading the CanYa vision:

  • Token 2049 – Hong Kong
  • Kinetic Capital Summit – Hong Kong
  • OkEx leaders summit – Hong Kong
  • Catalyze – Korea
  • Deconomy – Korea
  • JD & Community events – Beijing
  • Block 72 – Shanghai
  • World Blockchain Summit – Dubai
  • Community & Partner meet up – Singapore
  • World Digital Asset Summit – Singapore
  • Ethereal – New York
  • Token Summit – New York
  • Consensys – New York

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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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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?

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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:

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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!

Canya Cool Cousin Details

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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Newsletter #3

Hello from our CEO

“We are now well and truly into 2018 – the year that blockchain teams need to deliver a product to their users. Firstly because they promised their token-holders they would do that, and secondly because collectively we need to “cross the chasm” and accelerate the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.

At CanYa we are laser-focused on product delivery and we are very close to releasing our Alpha CanYa web-app on main-net. The CanYa dev team, led by our superstar CTO, Juan, have built an incredibly innovative platform that pulls together cutting edge technology in a brilliant way.

We strongly believe we have the most advanced decentralised applications ever built – already. We will continue to work on this in order to realise our vision. The team are also building a host of free online tools that we will release to the wider community to drive value to our ecosystem, as well as the wider crypto ecosystem.”

JP Thor – CanYa CEO

HODL club has had its first successful Airdrop!

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355,000 CAN tokens have been sent to our most loyal supporters; the CanYa HODLers.

The aim of the CanYa HODL club is to get as many long-term believers of the CanYaCoin Token together in an exclusive group while also rewarding them for their loyalty with air-dropped tokens from CanYa and our partners.

There are two tiers to the HODL club:

HODL OGs:

These are our awesome original members from the ICO and people that have entered post ICO with 10,000 CAN or more. They will be randomly air-dropped the 2 million CAN tokens over 6 months.

Anyone entering the OG HODL tier post ICO will have to wait 45 days before being an approved member. This is our ‘proof of HODL test‘. You will not be eligible for any air-drops or perks from the HODL club while waiting to be approved. If you are eligible you can register for the club via the HODL website (https://hodl.canya.com/)

HODL OG for CanYaCoin long term HODLers

HODL Tier 2

Tier 2 HODLers can enter the HODL club with 2,500 CAN or more. They will be air-dropped 500k CAN tokens over 6 months at random intervals.

To enter Tier 2 you will need 2,500 CAN tokens or more. Once you have 2,500 CAN tokens you can apply via the website (https://hodl.canya.com/). You will then need to wait 45 days to prove you are a true HODLer before you are entered into the club.

CanYaCoin HODL Club - Tier Two HODLers

Notes:

  • Specifics of the CanYa HODL Club can be found at this blog.

We are now listed on Lykke, Gatecoin and Coinspot! 

On the back of a terrific few weeks of announcements, the number of exchanges that now list our token is increasing rapidly.  Exposure to prominent exchanges is a critical part of a tokens development and trading volume. This is why we are very excited to announce that we are now listed on Lykke, Gatecoin and Australia’s own Coinspot!

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This is a tremendous result for CanYa, and highlights the amount of work that our executive team is doing behind the scenes to drive the platform forward.  Many would not realise that the process of being added to an exchange can be quite arduous, and with good reason.  In order to ensure the integrity of the exchanges, tokens must be vetted in fine-detail to ensure that they meet the standards expected in metrics such as KYC and company structure.

CanYa, of course, is compliant with the standards of every exchange in the world.  However, this does not take-away from the due-diligence and work required to broker these arrangements.

Needless to say, we are chuffed with the progress and hope to announce more exchange partnerships in the coming weeks and months.

Asia-Pacific Meeting

CanYa was also represented by JP Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet-up which took place in Thailand. The trip itself was a whirlwind; both of the ideas presented and the 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.

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

Also present were:

  • Managing Director of OmiseGo Vansa Chatikavanij
  • OMG Plasma Researcher David Knott
  • Head of Research at AlphaShisen Luo
  • Core Developer of MakerDAO, Niklas Kungel; and,
  • a host of other blockchain luminaries.

The meet-up was designed to promote technology exchange between Ethereum developers and community members, as well as an opportunity to get to know more about local Ethereum-based projects.

This was a great opportunity to hear about the progress of other projects in our corner of the world, but also a great platform for CanYa to update the community on the great strides we are making; specifically with the purchase of BountysourceuPort secure sign-in’s, the CanYa bot, and our platform search engine.

BountySource Update

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

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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 cash-out backlog, the majority of customers will now have their cash-outs
  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. 5 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 48,000 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.

So what’s next for Bountysource?

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

CanYa and CanYaCoin powering the platform that lets your work remotely like a digital nomad

Final words on the Bountysource Reskin

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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