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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CANApp launch #2 – CANStation

CanYa Apps (CANApps)

The CanYa team will be releasing a new CanYa App each Wednesday for the next three weeks! Last week we released CANInvoice. Today we are releasing CANStation!

CANStation

CANStation is a tool to help our platform users find the optimal gas limit and gas price settings while using the $CAN token and interacting with the Ethereum blockchain (that the CanYa ecosystem is built on).

This can all be confusing for people that are new to Ethereum and cryptocurrency so we wanted to create a native tool that simplifies it all with up-to-date information for our platform users.

You can access the app directly at https://canstation.io.

Firstly, some terms need to be defined:

The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) uses gas to operate. Gas ensures that only code that people want to execute is executed (by miners) and the network is not clogged down by computations that no one is interested in.

An important thing to remember is that you do not buy or own ‘Gas‘ per se, it simply uses very small portions of ETH to ‘pay‘ as the gas. So to perform work on the Ethereum blockchain (whether that be transferring ETH / tokens or executing a smart contract) you will need ETH.

CanYa is built on the Ethereum blockchain and the $CAN token is an ERC20 token. This means that using the CanYa DAO will require some basic understanding of these definitions and their current prices etc.

Note: Most of these parameters will be automatically set for you when using a wallet or other blockchain interface, however, having this knowledge will give you more confidence when dealing with cryptocurrencies and ETH specifically.

What-is-gas.png‘Gas Price’

This is the price that an action on the Ethereum blockchain requires to be executed.

Gas is measured in GWei which is a denomination of ETH such that:

1 Ether = 1,000,000,000 Gwei (109)

Note: The Wei denomination (1 Ether =  1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Wei (1018)) is named after Wei Dai; an early cryptographer who is also referenced in the Bitcoin whitepaper.

Gas Price is variable. During times of high network congestion the gas price will increase. This was exemplified during the ‘crypto-kitties‘ craze of late 2017 where the gas price got to around 60 Gwei (at the time of writing the safe low price is 1Gwei).

It will also increase depending on the complexity of the action you are trying to perform.

Ie: typically gas prices will follow this general rule:

Executing smart contracts uses more gas than sending tokens which also uses more gas than sending ETH.

‘Gas Limit’

The Gas limit is the total amount of gas (ETH) you are willing to spend for an action on the Ethereum blockchain. The more complicated the action, the higher you will need to set your gas limit. If too little gas is used the transaction will fail and your ETH will be returned minus whatever gas you elected to use. If too high a gas limit is set you will be refunded any extra gas that wasn’t needed for the transaction to take place.

Gas limits protect people as there could be poorly written code that could keep computing infinitely. Setting a limit means that this code will stop once the gas is used up.

‘Transaction Cost’

Is merely the price in USD/ETH/AUD (etc) that an action on the Ethereum blockchain costs.

Transaction Cost is simply ‘Gas price’ x ‘Gas used’.

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Above is an image from the internet that shows this information. It was a simple ETH transaction. The Gas limit was set to 21,000 (which is standard for ETH transfers). Gas price was 8 Gwei which is reasonably high (this means the user may have wanted the transaction to occur quickly). Transaction (Tx) Cost/Fee (which we now know is price x limit) is 0.000168 ETH which equated to $14c (USD) at the time.

Fundamentally, this means you can transfer money anywhere in the world any time of the year in only a few minutes at a cost of a few cents – this is the power of crypto!

Now, back to CANStation

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We have made it very simple and user friendly.

Firstly, you select the Gas Limit for what type of work you are doing:

  • ETH transfer
  • Token transfer (ie: $CAN)
  • Smart Contract Execution (this will become more relevant for CanYa’s ‘on-chain’ operations)

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Once you have selected this you can see all of the pertinent parameters required to inform you on what settings to use for said work:

  • The recommended Gas limit (as seen in the above screenshot)
  • Three gas price options depending on how quickly you want to work to be completed. Ie: 4, 3 or 1 minute (higher gas price = quicker execution)

Note: This information is all live and based on the current Ethereum blockchain information.

Finally, you can also see the current $CAN / ETH prices and a graphical representation of the time v gas relationship:

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Conclusion

One of CanYa’s goals is to help accelerate the main stream adoption of cryptocurrency. The CanYa platform (and it’s associated CANApps) will be the first experience with this technology that a lot of our users have. We therefore need to create as many user-friendly tools inside of our ecosystem to help educate and guide users who are new to the cryptocurrency space.

CANStation is a perfect example of this philosophy.

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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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CanApp launch #1 – CANInvoice

CanYa Apps

This week, we will be releasing a suite of apps and with them a series of blog posts to accompany and explain the utility of each.  Introducing the first of the suite, CANInvoice.

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CANInvoice

CANInvoice is a first of its kind template for freelancers who are looking to be paid in cryptocurrency.  The application is an easily manipulated invoice template for all of our freelancers to provide clean, professional and accurate invoices for their work.  Even better is that it allows both users, and providers to make invoices straight from their browser.

CanYa focusses on ground up development of applications with intuitive best-practices in mind; this leads to the streamlining in the governance/red-tape of being a solo practitioner.  We want all members of the CanYa ecosystem to have every tool at their disposal to make sure they have no bookkeeping issues, nor do they feel intimidated by the process of managing the financial component of their business model.

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What are the cool new features?

The legacy options that exist today are functional but archaic.  As a starting point, almost no publicly available invoicing templates allow for the payment of cryptocurrencies. With CANInvoice, your MetaMask address is pre-filled. It also has the ability to:

  • Upload a logo
  • Pre-fill your name and address
  • Easily add line items such as fixed and unit items
  • Easily adjust tax calculations
  • Easily change notes
  • Print to PDF!

CanYa Invoices make cryptocurrency payment and freelancing easier

How will this work within the CanYa ecosystem? 

The benefits of this app are obvious as it allows for a standardised mechanism for payment for both sides of the marketplace.  If users and providers are working within the same system of transaction accounting, it simplifies the process of payment, which many find the most stressful part of freelancing.

Conclusion

CANInvoice produces beautiful invoices inside your browser and saves them in the cache.  This streamlines the financial component of the freelancing process in a way that allows for the added detail of cryptocurrency accounting and is fully functional within the CanYa marketplace.

Like all our applications designed for CanYaCoin ecosystem, the CANInvoice is free, user-friendly and follows all best-practices.  In order to build a new environment for freelancers, we need to arm our users with the tools to unlock the potential of our platform. CanYa has an ongoing commitment to building applications on to our platform to improve the user-experience and create a robust ecosystem which is a one-stop-shop for peer to peer business.

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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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