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

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


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


Bountysource?

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

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Education First’s Bounty

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

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

$50,000 up for grabs!

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

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

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Education First’s $50,000 Bounty

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CanYa Now Listed On Hong Kong Exchange Gatecoin

Hong Kong | 7th of March 2018 – CanYa is very excited to announce that we are now listed on Gatecoin. Gatecoin is a top-tier Hong Kong exchange that has fiat as well as crypto pairings.

Gatecoin is an exchange that through an intuitive trading platform, enable individuals and institutions around the world to trade and invest in a wide variety of cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets.

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It was the first exchange to provide direct participation in token generation events (TGEs) or initial coin offerings (ICOs).

The exchange enforces strict know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance policies in accordance with the Hong Kong Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance (AMLO) and global best practices.

Gatecoin’s exchange infrastructure is designed, monitored and audited by world-class security experts to prevent theft of client assets and information. The majority of blockchain asset deposits are stored in offline multi-signature hardware wallets (cold storage).

Thanks to their international payments network, their clients can fund their accounts through fiat currency bank transfers in HKD, EUR and USD.

Despite the name, Gatecoin is not a coin, and has no intention of creating or listing an eponymous cryptocurrency.


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Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet up: What we learned

JP and Kelsie flew to Thailand on Friday to take part in the Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet up. The trip itself was a whirlwind; both of the ideas presented and our 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. Here are some of the insights that we came away with.

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More than anything the biggest take-away from this event, was how community focused the Ethereum network genuinely is. Despite the fact that many of the projects presenting (which of course included ethereum itself) are some of the biggest tokens in the world, the mood of the gathering was focused, open and collaborative.

The second take-away was just how wide the interest in the event, and by extension the blockchain talent in this part of the world. This was obvious as the event drew a truly international audience for a meet up that was specifically focused on the developments of the Asia-Pacific region.

Even though this is the third point, and it almost goes without saying, but it’s always humbling to be reminded of the genuine talent in the ethereum community. We heard from the ethereum core team as they spoke about supporting the development of scalable dapps with the Casper and Sharding initiatives, which is something incredibly relevant to CanYa. Its remarkable how quickly the platform is evolving and improving to deal with these issues of scalability moving forward.

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

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What I assumed is meant by this has to do with the decentralised principles of blockchain technology, which reduces the ability for bad actors to manipulate a system. When the Internet was built, it was of course done so in a centralised way. This meant that things like data were exchanged, stored and ultimately monetised by companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon without the consent or knowledge of the people that the data belongs to.

However, the implications of data control are far more perverse than loss of privacy.  This is because having the data is one thing, but being able to release the potential of this data in the form of predictive analysis is quite another.  Predictive analytics is an area of statistics that deals with extracting information from data and using it to predict trends and behavioral patterns.  Predictive analysis is already the lifeblood of many industries such as advertising, fraud detection, and credit lending.  The danger lies in the fact that the more data collected allows for a more specific predictive analysis and more accurate surveillance.  An Orwellian prophecy.

An interesting project that was not brought up by name at this meetup, but is relevant to this discussion is Augur.  Augur is a prediction market platform,  built on the Ethereum platform, which rewards the user for correctly predicting future events.  Rather than raw data, this platform relies on the scientific principle known as the wisdom of the crowd.  This states that if you ask enough people to answer a certain question, their average answer is far more accurate than any expert. The cleverest person is no match for the collective brain, which is why centralisation of governance does not work.

Imagine being able to Google questions about things that haven’t happened yet, and getting accurate odds of their occurrence.  This is what Augur is proposing, however instead of just getting the information voluntarily, Augur rewards the people financially that accurately predict future events.  This means that the user is in control of their own data, and is rewarded for it its use (if they allow it be used).

If the Internet were to be redesigned with decentralised principles (which is a constantly discussed topic) all data would be private. This would make the technology far less invasive (as a start). Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin is attempting to do just this.  Using the Ethereum platform he is attempting to build a decentralised web 3.0 called Consensys.

Also in attendance was Omisego (OMG) and the Ethereum Community Fund. In a first of its kind, half a dozen ICO companies came together to create the fund that plans to pay out more than $100 million to promising projects in the Ethereum crypto space.

This above all else represents the values and ideals of a community that is learning and evolving through collaboration.  The CanYa team believes in collective intelligence, and by extension could not hope to be a part of a greater collective than the Ethereum network.

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CanYa head to Asia-Pacific Ethereum Community Meetup

Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet-Up

The event, which will be held in Thailand, is a meeting of the brightest minds in the Ethereum community including but not limited to Vitalik Buterin and core Ethereum project developers.

Also present will be:

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

The meet-up is 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.

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The event covers Ethereum-based technology training, use-case discussion, and development updates of various Asia-specific Ethereum communities.

CanYa’s Involvement

CanYa will be represented by our CEO JP Thor, as well as our Head of Community and Strategy Kelsie Nabben.

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

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In addition to the programming talent that will be in the room, it will also play host to noted investors in the region, and enterprise representatives in the blockchain space. It is certain to be a beneficial trip, and we will update in the coming days about what we have learned.

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Blooming inspirational: 5 amazing floral installations

We’re celebrating the beauty of flowers this week, with our phenomenal florist (and Provider of the Week), Vicki.

1. Barber, brews and blooms

Get your hair cut and your coffee brewed all the while being surrounded by this luscious floral arrangement, put together by Vicki!

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The Barber Bar, Sydney.

2. Hoop – there it is!

These floral hoops are beaut!

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3. Up high, down low

A beautiful floral garland and hanging decoration by our girl Vicki!

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4. Wild for wildflowers

Stunning natives for the equally stunning bride.

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5. Pink is the new pink

Bright and bold.

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Come up roses, and book Vicki for you next event, birthday or to spoil someone special!

For more amazing florals, visit Vicki’s Facebook page.

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