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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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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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 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!

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

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

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

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How does Trust Wallet compare to My Ethereum Wallet?

In short, favorably.

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

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

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

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


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


Airdrop

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


Take-away

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


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Lykke lists CanYaCoin (CAN) on the Lykke Exchange

CanYaCoin included on Lykke Exchange

Zurich, Switzerland | February 22, 2018 — Lykke, a FinTech company building a regulated, blockchain-based global marketplace, and CanYa, the world’s first blockchain-based services platform, have added the CanYaCoin token to the list of tradable assets on the Lykke Exchange.

The CAN token became available for trade on February 13, 2018.

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“CanYa is poised to disrupt global service industries providing a trust-less, decentralised payment method for services rendered promotes the fair exchange of value. And if CanYa’s service providers would like to exchange their payment of CAN tokens for fiat currencies or other crypto investments, they’ll find a welcoming place among friends on our platform. All of us here are excited by the possibilities.”

Richard Olsen, Lykke founder and CEO.


 

“We’re proud to be partnering with a reputable FX trading platform like Lykke and to continue to prove the value of the CanYa project by making it tradable on global marketplaces.”

John-Paul Thorbjornsen, CEO and Co-Founder of CanYa


CanYa Charity Pool

CanYa and Lykke are set to deepen their collaboration in the coming months.  The next step in this collaboration will include CanYa including the Lykke TREE sustainability coin into the HODL Club community vote to determine where $100,000CAN of the CanYaCoin Charity Pool will be donated.

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About Lykke Group

Lykke is building a secure, fully regulated, blockchain-based global marketplace for the exchange of all financial assets. Founded by Richard Olsen, and encouraging participation from all users, the Lykke Exchange levels the financial playing field through direct ownership of assets and immediate settlement of trades.

For more information, visit https://lykke.com.

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About CanYa

CanYa is the world’s first blockchain-based platform for services. CanYa brings the benefits of crypto-payments and the blockchain to a digital services marketplace, offering a cheaper and more transparent experience for providers and users.

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