CanYa HODL Club

The CanYa HODL Club

The CanYa team have been working tirelessly since the ICO to build the CanYa platform. CanYa is a long term project that will completely revolutionise the way we all book and pay for services. We want as many people from the community with us on this journey which is why we created the CanYa HODL club.

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.

You can sign up for the HODL club at hodl.canya.com

The CanYa 2.0 platform will include features like the CanYaCall and more

Our team is dedicated to demonstrating the benefits of cryptocurrency payment and token-economics to marketplace businesses. We don’t want to see ICOs over-promise and under-deliver. We also don’t want to see ICO tokens get dumped on exchanges at the earliest time possible so people can make a quick buck.

CanYa is actively building out our project and we’re here for the long-term. We want our ICO contributors to be with us all the way and to be rewarded for it.

There are two tiers to the HODL club:

HODL OGs:

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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 Tier 2

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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.

Notes:

  • If you have 10,000 CAN or more please apply for the HODL OG.
  • In each tier, the amount received will be proportionate to your account balance as against the total holding in that tier.
    For example, one member in the OG Tier has 10,000 CAN and another has 20,000 CAN; the 20,000 CAN member will receive twice as many tokens as the 10,000 CAN member.
  • All air dropped tokens need to stay in the registered address for you to remain in the HODL club.
  • Any HODLer can buy and add tokens to their account at any time. They just can’t remove tokens from their account.
  • If you are a substantive member of HODLer T2 and you add enough tokens (or the airdrop tips you over) to exceed the 10,000 CAN required for HODLer OG, you will go into the 45 day waiting list for OG. You will remain a substantive member of HODLer T2 for this time. One important note is that only 9999 of your CAN tokens will be counted for air drops while you are in T2 and waiting for entry to the OG tier. This is to stop someone gaming the system and skewing air-drop numbers away from the smaller HODL accounts.

What are the benefits of being in the HODL Club?

Short term:

OG HOLDers:

Over the next 6 months CanYa OG HODL club members will be air-dropped 2 million CAN tokens at random times. OG HODLers will also be air-dropped our partners tokens over this time frame (partner token air-drops will only be available for OG HODLers). You will also be part of an awesome community via our HODL website and invite only Discord channel.

OG HODLers will also get access to exclusive CanYa merchandise via raffle (this is in addition to the raffles for merchandise that is available to all HODLers).

Tier 2 HODLers:

Over the next 6 months tier 2 will be air-dropped 500,000 CAN tokens at random times. You will also be part of an awesome community via our HODL website and invite only Discord.

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Longer term:

Once a year, the rewards pool will air-drop a seperate amount of CAN tokens to each tier of the HODL club. This means the longer you are a member of the club, the higher your proportion of air-dropped tokens will be as people leave the club.

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We also plan to regularly raffle give-aways of CanYa merchandise such as CanYa Ledger Nano S wallets, minted CanYaCoins, clothing and more! Entry into these raffles are only available to members of the CanYa HODL Club (either OG or T2).

CAN HODL CLUB is great for the community
*Assuming the natural attrition of HODL Club members is as expected

CanYa Blockchain Conference:

All HODL club members (both OG and T2 members) will receive complimentary tickets to the annual CanYa blockchain conference (and party) to be held at a destination as voted by the HODL club members. If a conference can’t be conducted, we will purchase tickets to an alternative conference as voted by our HODLers.

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So how do I join?

If you didn’t participate in the CanYaCoin ICO but want to join the CanYa HODL club, you will need to purchase 2500 CAN tokens (or 10,000 CAN tokens for OG status) from one of the exchanges that lists the CanYa token:

KuCoin (https://www.kucoin.com/#/trade.pro/CAN-ETH)

AEX  (https://www.aex.com/page/trade.html?mk_type=BTC&trade_coin_name=CAN)

xBrick (https://www.xbrick.io/trade.html?marketid=eth_can)

COSS (https://coss.io/)

Qryptos (https://www.qryptos.com/)

Cryptopia (https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange)

FatBTC (https://www.fatbtc.com/m/market/2)

CoinSpot (https://www.coinspot.com.au/buy/can)

BANCOR (https://www.bancor.network/communities/)

Many more exchanges will have CAN listed in the comings weeks, stay up to date on our CanYaCoin Announcements Telegram Channel.

After this you will need to head to the HODL club website and apply (https://hodl.canya.com/). After 45 days of successful HODLing (our Proof of HODL test) you will be added to the CanYa HODL Club. There is no need to apply if you have already been listed by our team for either status. Also, you do not actually need to apply to receive air-drops but you will need to apply so we can contact you if required, to get into our Discord and be eligible for merchandise giveaways!

CanYa HODL Club for the CAN ICO of over 5000CAN

Some examples to make things a little clearer:

Example 1: 

I bought 10,000 CAN during the ICO (or on an exchange) and I have sold 7500 of the tokens. I have kept 2500 CAN to be in the HODL club. Does that mean I am in?

Answer: No. You sold your tokens and are therefore no longer an OG HODLer. However, as you have the 2500 CAN required for the new tier you can apply to join that tier. You will just need to wait 45 days after your tokens were stationary and submit an application to be a member of the club. You will not receive any air-dropped tokens until you are in the club.

(We suggest keeping a seperate HODL registered address and a trading address to make this easier when you apply to be audited)

Example 2:

I bought 2500 CAN during the ICO does that mean I am in?

Answer: No. When the rules were made during the ICO you needed 5000 CAN. However, you do now have enough CAN to apply to be in the Tier 2 HODL Club! You will need to wait the 45 days (Proof of HODL) from when your tokens were stationary until you are in. You will not receive air drops during this time. Please submit an application.

Example 3:

I have acquired 15,000 CAN from an exchange can I join the HODL OG tier?

Answer: Yes, as stated from pre-ICO anyone with 10,000CAN or greater can join. However, you will have to wait 45 days from your tokens hitting your wallet before you are allowed in. Please submit an application for the HODLer OG Club.

Lastly…

The rules of the CanYa HODL Club are basic; HODL your CAN tokens! If you move any CAN token out, you exit the CanYa HODL Club and lose access to all of the perks and privileges that come with the HODL Club. You can always ADD more CAN to your whitelisted ETH address but you can’t move them away.

If you move CAN out of your ETH address but you still qualify (eg: greater than 2500CAN), you can always reapply for the CanYa HODL Club and wait out the 45 days ‘Proof of HODL’ test.

If this sounds good and you want to join the HODL club and all it has to offer register at hodl.canya.com once you have the required amount of tokens!

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CanYa HODL Club – Update #2

**INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG MAY BE OUT OF DATE – PLEASE HEAD TO

 https://blog.canya.com/2018/02/25/canya-hodl-club-2/

FOR THE CONSOLIDATED INFORMATION ON THE CANYA HODL CLUB**

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

We are making another Tier of the HODL club!

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.

We want as many people as possible in this strong community so we are adding a new tier to the HODL club.

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There will now be two tiers:

HODL OGs:

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These are our awesome original members from the ICO. They will still be air dropped the 2 million CAN tokens 

as promised. This will happen over the course of the next 6 months at random intervals. Their terms from the ICO will not be changed. As per the original HODL concept anyone that purchases more than 10,000 CAN post ICO can enter the OG club. They will still have to wait the 45 days required post ICO to be an approved member. You can enter via the HODL website (https://hodl.canya.com/) if you have the required 10,000 CAN.

HODLers (new tier)

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This is a brand new tier for people that want to join the HODL club but didn’t get a chance to during the ICO. These new HODLers have been allocated a brand new lot of 500,000 CAN tokens to be disseminated at random over the next 6 months. To enter this new tier you will need 2500 CAN tokens. Once you have 2500 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.

The amount received during the air drops will be proportional to your account balance for both tiers. For example for the coming air drop for the OG members if one member has 5000 CAN and another has 10,000 CAN the 10,000 CAN member will receive twice as many tokens as the 5000 CAN member.

All air dropped tokens also need to stay in the registered address to remain in the HODL club.

Any HODLer can buy and add tokens to their account at any time. They just can’t remove tokens from their account.

What are the benefits of being in the HODL Club?

Just a quick reminder about the CanYa HODLer Club, some of this information might be repeated from CanYa HODL Club – Update #1. Joining the CanYa HODL club is mutually beneficial for a number of reasons:

Short term:

OG HOLDers:

Over the next 6 months CanYa OG HODL club members will be air-dropped 2 million CAN tokens at random times. They will also be air-dropped our partners tokens over this time frame. You will also be part of an awesome community via our HODL website and invite only Telegram.

OG HODLers will also get exclusive CanYa merchandise.

NEW HODLers:

Over the next 6 months the new HODL club members will be air-dropped 500,000 CAN tokens at random times. You will also be part of an awesome community via our HODL website and invite only Telegram

.

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Longer term:

Once a year, the rewards pool will air-drop a seperate amount of CAN tokens to each tier of the HODL club. This means the longer you are a member of the club, the higher your proportion of air-dropped tokens will be as people leave the club.

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We also plan to regularly give away CanYa merchandise such as CanYa Ledger Nano S wallets, minted CanYaCoins, clothing and more! These are only available to members of the CanYa HODL Club.

CAN HODL CLUB is great for the community
*Assuming the natural attrition of HODL Club members is as expected

CanYa Blockchain Conference:

All HODL club members will receive complimentary tickets to the annual CanYa blockchain conference (and party) to be held at a destination as voted by the HODL club members. If a conference can’t be conducted, we will purchase tickets to an alternative conference as voted by our HODLers.

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So how do I join?

If you didn’t participate in the CanYaCoin ICO but want to join the new tier of the CanYa HODL club, you will need to purchase 2500 CAN tokens (or more) from one of the exchanges that lists the CanYa token:

KuCoin (https://www.kucoin.com/#/trade.pro/CAN-ETH)

AEX  (https://www.aex.com/page/trade.html?mk_type=BTC&trade_coin_name=CAN)

xBrick (https://www.xbrick.io/trade.html?marketid=eth_can)

COSS (https://coss.io/)

Many more exchanges will have CAN listed in the comings weeks, stay up to date on our CanYaCoin Announcements Telegram Channel.

After this you will need to head to the HODL club website and apply (https://hodl.canya.com/). After 45 days of successful HODLing (our Proof of HODL test) you will be added to the CanYa HODL Club.

CanYa HODL Club for the CAN ICO of over 5000CAN

Some examples to make things a little clearer:

Example 1: 

I bought 10,000 CAN during the ICO (or on an exchange) and I have sold 7500 of the tokens. I have kept 2500 CAN to be in the HODL club. Does that mean I am in?

Answer: No. You sold your tokens and are therefore no longer an OG HODLer. However, as you have the 2500 CAN required for the new tier you can apply to join that tier. You will just need to wait 45 days after submitting your application to be a member of the club. You will not receive any air-dropped tokens until you are in the club.

(we suggest keeping a seperate HODL registered address and a trading address to make this easier when you apply to be audited)

Example 2:

I bought 2500 CAN during the ICO does that mean I am in?

Answer: No. When the rules were made during the ICO you needed 5000 CAN. However, you do now have enough CAN to apply to be in the new HODL club tier, again, you will need to wait the 45 days until you are in and you will not receive air drops during this time.

I participated in the ICO, why haven’t I been notified if I’m a HODLer yet?

We are finalising the token audit and distribution. We will be creating our HODL emailing list and telegram group over the next few weeks. However, if you know you are eligible for the HODL club you can let us know now by filling out this Google Form.

To all of our OG HODLers:

Your first air drop will be happening in the next few weeks. We are currently auditing everyone’s addresses to make sure members are still eligible. Over the coming few days you should receive a confirmation email. We will also get our new private group set up and announce in there further details for the air drop.

Lastly…

The rules of the CanYa HODL Club are basic; HODL your CAN tokens! If you move any CAN token out, you exit the CanYa HODL Club and lose access to all of the perks and privileges that come with the HODL Club. You can always ADD more CAN to your whitelisted ETH address but you can’t move them away.

If you move CAN out of your ETH address but you still qualify (greater than 2500CAN), you can always reapply for the CanYa HODL Club and wait out the 45 days ‘Proof of HODL’ test.

If you would like to read more about the CanYa HODL club you can read these previous blogs:

The CanYa HODL club

CanYa HODL Club Update # 1

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Continue reading CanYa HODL Club – Update #2

CanYa HODL Club – Update #1

**INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG MAY BE OUT OF DATE – PLEASE HEAD TO

 https://blog.canya.com/2018/02/25/canya-hodl-club-2/

FOR THE CONSOLIDATED INFORMATION ON THE CANYA HODL CLUB**

 

 


 

 

 

 

Welcome to all of our CanYa HODL club members!

After the successful conclusion of the CAN ICO we are pleased to announce there are now 550 CanYa HODL club members! Entry into this exciting club is exclusive but the prerequisites are simple:

CAN ICO – HODL Club Entry

If you have 5000 CAN tokens (or more) from the ICO then congratulations, you are automatically in the CanYa HODL club and there is no action required.

Post-ICO – HODL Club Entry

If you didn’t participate in the CanYaCoin ICO but want to join the CanYa HODL club, you will need to purchase 10 000 CAN tokens (or more) when the CAN token hits exchanges (available from 08 January 2018).

After this you will need to contact support@canya.com to have your ETH address whitelisted for the CanYa HODL Club. After 45 days of successful HODLing (our Proof of HODL test) you will be added to the CanYa HODL Club.

CanYa HODL Club for the CAN ICO of over 5000CAN

Specifics of the HODL Club

The rules of the CanYa HODL Club are basic; HODL your CAN tokens! If you move any CAN token out, you exit the CanYa HODL Club and lose access to all of the perks and privileges that come with the HODL Club. You can always ADD more CAN to your whitelisted ETH address but you can’t move them away.

As the CanYa HODL Club is exclusive, we will be releasing a new website dedicated to all HODL club members and an invite only Telegram group. This will happen over the next few weeks and HODL Club members will be invited directly.

If you would like to read more about the specifics, read the original CanYa HODL club blog.

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Moving tokens after the ICO?

For all our current HODL club members, you can move your tokens once and once only from your CAN ICO registered ETH address. This is for people that want to move their tokens to a more secure long-term wallet.

If you want to transfer your CAN to a more secure and long-term solution (like a Ledger hardware wallet) please follow this procedure:

  1. Transfer ALL of your CAN tokens to your longterm HODL solution.
  2. Email support@canya.com with details of your old ETH address, new ETH address and your TX ID.

The blockchain provides clarity on transactions and it is simple to confirm that ALL CAN tokens were moved to the new location. Gaming the HODL Club will not work as we will individually vet all HODL Club Members.

HODL club members have until the 01 Feb 18 to move their CAN to a long-term storage solution. After that, any movement of tokens will permanently remove you from the HODL club.

What about spending CAN token in the CanYa App?

We will never punish CanYa HODL Club members for using the CAN tokens as they were intended; as a utility token for the CanYa platform. This however, is not an immediate concern because the updated CanYa platform (that integrates cryptocurrencies like the CAN token) is still under development.

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We will provide more guidance for using your CAN tokens on the CanYa platform when this is closer to being released.

Changes to the HODL club

The CanYa Team have thought long and hard about how this should all work, and have decided to change some details for the benefit of the members.

We have now doubled the reward!

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There will be 2 MILLION CAN tokens airdropped to our HODL club members. However, the air drops will take place at random intervals over the next 6 months.

The randomised air drops will reduce people gaming the system and only stop people joining/leaving to coincide with air drops.

We will also be air dropping our partner’s tokens to our HODL club members over this 6 month period.

What is the benefits of being in the HODL Club?

Joining the CanYa HODL club is mutually beneficial for a number of reasons:

Short term:

Over the next 6 months CanYa HODL club members will be air-dropped 2 million CAN tokens at random times. They will also be air-dropped our partners tokens over this time frame.

You will also be part of an awesome community via our HODL website and invite only Telegram.

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Longer term:

Once a year, the rewards pool will air-drop an amount of CAN tokens to those in the HODL club which will again be based on their token balance. This means the longer you are a member of the club, the higher your proportion of air-dropped tokens will be as people leave the club. We will also regularly share information on our roadmap execution to our HODL Club and give them breaking news – first.

We also plan to regularly give away CanYa merchandise such as CanYa Ledger Nano S wallets, minted CanYaCoins, clothing and more! These are only available to members of the CanYa HODL Club.

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CanYa Blockchain Conference:

All HODL club members will receive complimentary tickets to the annual CanYa blockchain conference (and party) to be held at a destination as voted by the HODL club members. If a conference can’t be conducted, we will purchase tickets to an alternative conference as voted by our HODLers.

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Anything else?

Some members have asked about competitions run by other platforms (KuCoin for example). These initiatives are the prerogative of that individual exchange (or service) and the decision to participate is entirely up to the individual.

Be warned, if you choose to move your CAN to these platforms, you do so knowing that you are leaving the CanYa HODL Club.

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Coinomi & CanYa – CAN ICO made easy

Supporting the CanYaCoin ICO

In order to provide the best experience for the CanYa community, the CAN ICO needs to be supported a wide range of platforms. The CanYa Team continually evaluates numerous wallets to assess which of them would provide the most value to CanYa and the CanYa Community.

By partnering with reputable and well-known platforms, CanYa will ensure that the community has a great user experience in the CAN ICO as well as convenient options for storing your CAN tokens.

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CanYa and Coinomi

CanYa is pleased to announce we are in partnership with Coinomi to provide you access to your CanYaCoins (CAN) directly through the Coinomi application (Coinomi only available on Android devices on at the moment). Coinomi has a lot to offer!

1) Convert your cryptocurrency into Ethereum

Coinomi has Shapeshift and Changelly directly integrated into the app! This provides a very convenient ability to exchange your coins and tokens safely within the wallet (no need to waste fees sending it too and from an exchange).

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2) Send Ethereum to CanYa ICO within application

Coinomi makes contributing to the CanYaCoin ICO even easier! Simply open the app and you will find a CanYaCoin ICO banner on the Coinomi app; from here you can directly contribute into the CAN ICO (without needing to leave the Coinomi app!)

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CanYa is a dynamic project and keeping the entire CanYa Community informed is difficult. To stay up to date with all announcements and updates, email support@canya.io with your Coinomi ETH wallet address and we will ensure you’re kept informed.

Reminder: CanYa has strict KYC requirements for contributions greater than 10 ETH. Please head to verify.canya.io (if you have participated with more than 10ETH) to get verified; we will not dispatch your CAN if you do not KYC before 01 JAN 18.

3) Access your CAN tokens directly in Coinomi

The CAN ICO is active until sold out or 30 days after it became available to the public (27 December 2017 at 0000GMT). Once concluded, all contributions will be audited (for compliance) and then all CAN tokens will be distributed. Many platforms will require extra steps (MyEtherWallet, MetaMask etc) but with Coinomi, they will be visible will no extra effort!

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CanYa Advisory Role – CEO of Coinomi

The partnership between CanYa and Coinomi has many tangible benefits. In addition to those listed above, we are also pleased to welcome George Kimionis (CEO of Coinomi) into our Advisory Board. George brings on his wealth of experience in cryptocurrency, wallet integration and business acumen to our the CanYa Ecosystem.

Keen on CanYaCoin and the CAN ICO?

Head to https://sale.canya.io and participate now!

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CanYa acquires majority stake in Bountysource; adds over 46,000 users

CanYa has acquired the majority stake in the online P2P software platform Bountysource and its 46,000 users

CanYa has again raised the bar for ICOs following a major acquisition of Bountysource and its passionate 46,000 open-source developer community. In a world where most ICOs (and traded cryptocurrencies) have no product or user-base, this move is unprecedented.

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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The existing Bountysource platform

“The CanYa team are aggressively accelerating blockchain technology adoption in a meaningful way, and we see the acquisition of Bountysource as pivotal in growing fast and introducing more communities to cryptocurrencies.”

John-Paul Thorbjornsen, CEO, CanYa

Bountysource

Bountysource is the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer platform for open-source software developers to post and complete open-source bounties. Bountysource has a passionate community and throughout its 13 year old history has had a number of high profile teams including IBM, Facebook, Adobe, Ripple and Uber.

Jihan Wu and Andreas Brekken, two widely known public figures in the crypto currency community, have also engaged with the platform. The Bountysource community has been growing completely organically by over 1000 new members every six weeks, which is reflective of the high growth of the open-source movement.

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

CanYa & Bountysource

The main focus will be working with the existing community to optimise the platform based on their feedback. The CanYa team are excited to see what the growth potential can be with a dedicated full time development and marketing team behind the project. 

“This is the perfect timing to double-down on open-source software. With blockchain protocols soon to power the world, there is now a huge expectation that software be open and to be contributed to by a wide variety of users. Bountysource will be the portal and a major repository of open-source software.”

John-Paul Thorbjornsen, CEO, CanYa

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A mock up of what Bountysource could look like with a UI/UX refresh

Some of the initial plans for Bountysource will include the integration of numerous cryptocurrency payment options including the CanYaCoin, while also refreshing the user experience, reducing fees and adding a portal for ICOs and blockchain based platforms to add bounties for smart contracts. Smart contract auditing is an ever growing space with huge growth potential. It will also create familiarity with everyone in the crypto community and the Bountysource / CanYa brand names.

As the CanYa CTO, Juan Suarez explains:

“Smart contracts need more scrutiny than other types of code – as we’ve seen in 2017 already, exploits and vulnerabilities can be hiding in plain sight. Bountysource will be the best place for blockchain teams to get their smart contracts scrutinised before being pushed live.”

CanYa acquires Bountysource P2P bounty platform and 46000 users

True Global Ventures – Existing Shareholders

True Global Ventures is an early seed investor in Bountysource and will stay on as a shareholder. Additional parties may be involved in the near future to further support the roadmap and vision of CanYa.

Dusan Stojanovic, the Director and Founder of True Global Ventures adds his vision:

“I am delighted by having CanYa and its great team as a new partner in Bountysource. As more and more open source projects reach the market, bounties have become an important source of income to digital nomads all over the world. TGV firmly believes in the power and knowledge of the open-source community, specifically for bounties in blockchain and ICO projects. The timing is perfect and CanYa will be an excellent partner to take Bountysource to the next level of acceptance and growth”

CanYaCoin ICO

The CanYa ICO will be the first step in positioning CanYa to becoming the first ever Decentralised Autonomous Organisation for peer-to-peer services globally. By integrating a number of emerging decentralised technologies, CanYa will have no geographic or financial boundaries while offering a 20x disruption in price when compared to traditional incumbents.

Ultimately, CanYa will be powered completely by its users and their resources.

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CanYa & Gladius – Official Partnership

CanYa partners with Gladius to offer decentralised DDoS protection

About Gladius

DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attacks, cost the worldwide economy an estimated $150bn this year alone. It is estimated that 50% of all websites will face an attack with an average length up to 6 hours long. As a platform for digital service providers, CanYa must ensure that we are protected against such attacks. This is where Gladius steps in.

Gladius is partnering with CanYa to provide DDoS protection and much more
Some of the benefits of utilising Gladius

Gladius provides a cheap, easy to use and tailored decentralised solution to combat DDoS attacks. They also accelerate the way in which content is delivered on your website, allow you to rent your spare bandwidth to the network and provide a number of other value adding services to those that run their own web platforms. Their ICO pre-sale is currently in progress and the reception has been fantastic with over 15,000 ETH raised at the time of writing.

The CanYa and Gladius partnership:

CanYa will be pushing hard to acquire digital service professionals throughout 2018. These ‘digital nomads‘ are generally self-employed web professionals who are the ideal target audience of the Gladius platform. By making DDoS protection affordable and customised, we will be offering and encouraging all of our service providers to utilise the Gladius solution. The partnership will revolve around three key avenues.

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Digital nomads can now access affordable DDoS protection

1. Gladius services for CanYa

CanYa the platform cannot have any down time. We are providing the go-to solution for digital service providers to be found, booked, paid and reviewed; therefore, we need to be well defended against DDoS attacks. When Gladius complete their next development milestone (pegged for March 2018), CanYa will be using the Gladius Network for all of our online needs.

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2. CanYa secondary service provider

We also want our service providers to be protected. Businesses big or small cannot afford to have their website taken down for hours or days due to malicious third party attacks. Any business or individual on the CanYa platform will be able to purchase Gladius services tailored exactly for their needs.

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For example, if there is a freelance that runs their own website, they would be able to get DDoS mitigation, Content Delivery Network (CDN), and Web application firewall (or WAF) services from Gladius going through CanYa.

3. Gladius (GLA) token drop for CanYa HODL club members!

Finally, Gladius have generously offered to air-drop an amount of their GLA tokens (amount and date TBD) to our CanYa HODLers! This further cements the relationship and shows the commitment the Gladius team have to our CanYa users.

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We are very excited for the future of this partnership; CanYa (and our users) will significantly benefit from the fantastic solutions offered by the Gladius platform. CanYa can now focus on what we do best, providing the best place to book local and digital services!

To read more about Gladius:

For all the latest news and updates on CanYa:

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How we are protecting you from being scammed

One of the problems with an Initial Coin Offering is scammers are everywhere trying to steal money from potential contributors. It is very important that you keep well informed about these nefarious acts and this guide will show you how we keep you safe, and as a guide for other ICO’s.

There are two main avenues to stealing ICO funds:

  1. Exploit flaws in Solidity smart-contracts, or
  2. Trick users into sending money to fake Ethereum smart-contract addresses.

The best way to defeat #1 is to have solid, simple and well tested smart-contracts. The contracts must be audited by a third party. One of the main priorities is to ensure the integrity of the ICO is maintained above all else.

Internet security is important, if you do not protect your self with app like CanYa, you could find yourself getting hacked

What security measures has CanYa utilised to prevent unwanted access?

Lock down EVERYTHING!

The most prudent way is to create a totally new server environment, from scratch, only for the ICO. A single person will manage the entire scenario. Every password will be long and unique. Here are some specifics about the CanYaCoin ICO:

AWS

Amazon Web Services is just another amazing platform that CanYa uses to ensure that the CanYa ICO is safe and secure
Source: https://aws.amazon.com/

Create an entirely new environment. Single point of access. 2-factor (2FA) using Google Authenticator. Do not use SMS 2-factor as scammers can socially engineer phone companies to change sim cards and receive your 2-factor codes. Disable phone security options (see above). Add recovery questions but make them completely random (e.g. not your mothers name questions) and write them down in a secure offline location. Enable AMI access for all external services, and use the contract editor to assign the least number of permissions required to make it work.

We host a static site straight from S3 bucket using CloudFront CDN: make sure it is public read-only! If you configure AWS CLI tools and a separate limited-permission AMI profile to update the bucket, you should configure AWS to send automated emails & SMS whenever a file changes (e.g. index.html) so you have awareness if index.html is modified without your knowledge.

DNS

Transfer to a single point such as AWS, or if domain is in lockdown (i.e. unable to transfer just yet), manage from a separate site but change your password to enable only a single point of access. Lock transfers. Enable 2-factor with Google Authenticator. Write down recovery codes.

Buy every other similar domain name, including ones with similar words (for example if you have an ‘I’ in your domain, buy all the combinations swapping with ‘l’).

iCloud

Apple iCloud as used by the CanYaCoin ICO

Enable 2-factor and harden your personal Apple accounts. Never save any account passwords in Safari/Google Chrome.

GMail

Enable 2-factor using Google Authenticator. To do this, add 2-factor SMS, then in the 2-factor menu, enable Google Authenticator, then disable SMS. Write down recovery codes. If you are admin, enforce 2-factor. Properly setup SPF and DKIM DNS records for your custom domain(s).

MailChimp

MailChimp logo as used but the CanYaCoin ICO

Enable 2-factor (bonus: you get a 10% discount!). Enforce 2-factor for all users. Only give out low-level user permissions such as ‘Author’ to those who need it — this prevents them being able to send mail or export your email list if they get hacked.

Setup proper SPF and DKIM TXT records for properly authenticated mail (don’t use the default Mailchimp or Sendgrid ones). Use SPF “-all” for a hard policy to ensure the mail is rejected (a lot of online guides are wimpy and use “~all” for soft fail. Don’t be a wimp!

"v=spf1 include:servers.mcsv.net include:_spf.google.com -all"

Bonus Points: add a default “reject all” SPF record on all the domains you bought up that you don’t use for sending mail:

"v=spf1 -all"

DMARC

Not many people have heard about this, but if you add a DMARC TXT record to your domain, you can tell email clients how to treat unauthenticated email. You can start with p=none (just report) up to p=reject. This will ensure Gmail and others send phishing mail straight to spam more easily.

If you enforce full reject policy you may even see a golden key show up next to your mail (like you see with PayPal etc) once they get enough emails to work out you’re legit. It’s best to start with p=none then gradually go higher until reject. Not all mail clients will support DMARC but Gmail and other big ones do. Example of canya.io TXT entry at time of writing this:

"v=DMARC1; p=reject; rua=mailto:dmarc@canya.io"

Google more details on how to do this — make sure you test it thoroughly using some fake email senders online to check that your legit mail works and fake ones are binned.

Slack

CanYa decided not to use this as it’s a scammers paradise.

Telegram

Set up a channel for announcements. For an active community, set up a group, then convert to supergroup. Add other admins but only with limited permissions. 2-factor your login. We created a cool anti-scam bot to add to the group. It detects the regular-expression for an Ethereum contract address and warns users if somebody posts a fake address.

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Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/GI97FhDD1lf6dh-r9XRdvA

The Scam Bot was created by:

  1. Create a bot using the Telegram BotFather. Disable privacy mode so it can read all messages. Give it a name, description and image.
  2. Creating an AWS Lambda script in Python to read an incoming Telegram webhook (specifically: “message” → “text”) and checking against a regular expression to check for the presence of an Ethereum contract address. If detected, it pulled out the message id and calls the Telegram sendMessage API to post “Danger…”.
  3. Create an API endpoint (POST) with AWS API Manager. Attach the Lambda script and deploy. Copy the https endpoint URL (the AWS one is fine).
  4. Call the Telegram setWebhook API with your API endpoint url and allowed_updates = [“message”]. This will make sure Telegram starts firing update events at your API every time the bot hears a group message. Make sure your endpoint returns 200 OK in order to ‘ack’ the update, otherwise it keeps sending them.
  5. Attach your bot to the group. Give it limited admin rights. Enjoy! It’s essentially free to operate since AWS Lambda+API Manager is so cheap (probably even free tier).

SSL/TLS

It’s worth the money to buy an EV certificate. You’ll need to register your company with DUNS to make this a little easier. Anticipate this taking several days for authorise. Once you receive your certs, put them into AWS Certificate Manager and attach to your CloudFront endpoint →  instant green bar.

If people are used to seeing the green bar (which are a huge pain to get!), it will make scammers job slightly harder to fake your website. Plus it looks cool and gets you +1 cred.

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Hardware Wallets

Ledger Nano S
Source: https://www.ledgerwallet.com/

Use a CanYa Ledger if you can get your hands on one (or buy a normal one if you cannot). Write down your backup 24 words in a secure offline location. All transactions are signed on the wallet and your private keys are never exposed. They are brilliant — worth every cent.

CanYa is releasing a limit edition CanYaCoin Ledger Nano S to support our growing community
The CanYa Nano S Ledger

Multisig

Multisig’s are hugely important for a secure team wallet, although there’s been a recent bug in Parity’s mutlisig wallet CanYa still considers them essential for ICO fund management. At time of writing, gnosis has an awesome multisig.

Publish Contract Address?

Ethereum Blockchain Explorer
Source: http://etherscan.io/

There’s a few decisions to make regarding when/where to publish the ICO contract address. Our contract address is available on EtherScan and we’ve planned to use only an ENS address for our primary ICO. The contract has a start-block and end-timestamp for time limits. We decided to do this instead of a last-minute reveal as that seems to be a scammers paradise with every scammer in the world posting fake contracts in channels.

Final word on security

There’s been a wide range of exploits,  bugs and scams happen in the creation of smart contracts and the deployment of Initial Coin Offerings. CanYa has taken all of the steps list above to ensure we don’t join that list.

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