CanYa partners with Chinese retail behemoth JD.com for blockchain accelerator

CanYa’s Biggest Announcement Ever!

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, offline and online, has 266 million customers and is one of the fastest growing and most innovative businesses in the world with a revenue last year of $50bn (USD). JD has always been on the forefront of innovation and has introduced a new AI Catapult Accelerator (AICA).

JD’s blockchain accelerator program aims to unlock the ‘transformative potential of startups demonstrating cutting edge talent in the blockchain space’. CanYa is incredibly proud and excited to announce to our community that we are in the inaugural cohort of this program along with Bluzelle, Nuggets, Devery and Bankorus!

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CanYa will be receiving the full backing of JD international business development, immense marketing / PR resources and vast network, including promotion through an extensive international marketing and PR push on behalf of JD and the program. The program commenced with a signing ceremony at Nasdaq (NYC) where JD is traded, and then the first cohort will then be guided through the 6 month international accelerator program from March 2018.


“This is a validation of CanYa’s business model and global disruptive potential. JD is one of the most significant technology companies in the world, to have their full support and backing is huge for our platform and the acceleration of blockchain technology”  

Chris McLoughlin – CanYa CMO


So what does this mean for CanYa and the road map?!

This has potentially accelerated the CanYa road map from a market penetration perspective by years! CanYa will now have direct access into China (and JD’s huge 250 million customer base) and a further international audience in line with JD’s global expansion program. Having JD’s full backing over the next 6 months and beyond will open a huge range of opportunities that will develop throughout 2018.

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CanYa, being a truly international platform of services, will be translated into Chinese and offer a number of possibilities for JD’s huge customer base. This includes a seamless ‘CanYa Widget’ for buyers to hire a local CanYa service provider relevant to their purchases. For example, someone buying furniture could effortlessly book a CanYa provider on checkout to construct and install it in their home. This feature would be relevant for a huge range of product lines on the JD platform.

JD also have the opportunity to move into the home services game similar to Amazon. This would naturally align to being powered by the CanYa platform and offer growth for the brand and $CAN token.

So what next?

The CanYa team are currently in NYC with officials from the highest levels of JD. The PR and marketing efforts for this news will be significant over the coming months.

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The CanYa platform is ahead of schedule and will begin beta-testing with our community members in the next week. Alpha release of CanYa 2.0 is due for late March. The team will then be working closely with JD to promote the platform, grow its user base and integrate CanYa into JD.com’s exisiting platform. This is all great news for our CanYa community and $CAN token holders!


“JD.com is a global leader in making meaningful change in the lives of consumers, and we are incredibly excited to see them embrace decentralised technologies and encourage their mainstream adoption. By creating a Blockchain accelerator and working with blockchain startups with potential, JD is cutting through the hype and providing support where it is needed most right now; shipping technology to millions of users globally.” 

JP Thor – CanYa CEO


Final words

The CanYa team are incredibly excited to announce this news and look forward to the huge possibilities that JD.com and its 250 million users will bring. We thank all of our community and $CAN token holders for their support and hope that this news proves how hard the team have been working and how much potential the CanYa project truly has! 

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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.

CanYaCoin is on Lykke exchange right now


 

“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.

Lykke Wallet that will integrate CanYaCoin

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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CanYa head to Asia-Pacific Ethereum Community Meetup

Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet-Up

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

Also present will be:

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

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

CanYa 2.0 the new and updated CanYa project

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

CanYa’s Involvement

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

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

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

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CanYa Newsletter #2

Hello from the CEO

The start of February was a very busy time for the team. We continued our global roadshow, meeting partners at events in New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Indonesia. We also secured partnerships with Bancor and Origin Protocol.

We have a few more exciting partnerships and initiatives to announce soon, which the team will continue to explain how they align with the CanYa roadmap and help you! The team is growing with now up to 26 team members to handle our growing operations. Our platform releases are on time and we can’t wait to share more details soon.

Our community is No. 1 – they got us voted onto FatBTC with over 700 retweets of their listing competition. As always, we are community-first and will be engaging our community with more competitions, announcements and giveaways. Keep the likes, comments and feedback coming!

Unsold CAN Tokens sent to Asset Contract

The token distribution is 100% complete and all remaining unsold CAN tokens have been sent to the Asset Contract as promised. For the full details on this you can read this blog.

The CanYaCoin Asset contract leads to 10% going to charity, 30% going to the CanYa Community, 30% going to CanYa and 30% being burned forever

As per the whitepaper and diagram above 13.91m unsold tokens were sent to the CanYa Asset Contract as such:

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Token Burn:

As promised, 30% of all tokens were burnt forever. This occurred after they were sent to the ETH contract address finishing in dEaD! Overall total supply is now 95,827,000 CAN tokens.

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Changes in circulating supply

Some of you may have notice the circulating supply randomly changing on Coin Market Cap. This is due to the current formula where any tokens moving from the CanYa Operations wallet are added to the circulating supply.

For example when the tokens where sent from this wallet to be burnt they were added to the circulating supply. This issue has been brought to Coin Market Cap’s attention and we are in the process of bolstering this formula.

CanYa Team on the Road

The CanYa team have been incredibly active at a number of events all over the world. These events help build the team forge partnerships with key influencers to benefit the CanYa brand and platform, connect with partners, and onboard new team members. Travel includes:

  • New Zealand: Crypto Meetup
  • Tokyo: FinTech Disruption
  • Korea: Icon MainNet Event
  • Singapore: Blockchain Economic Forum
  • Malaysia: Developer Stand Up
  • Indonesia: Partner Meeting
  • Hong Kong: Technology Trade Fair

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CanYa Development Update

CanYa Version 2. (codename: SHIFT) is coming soon!

Based on the learnings from our MVP and customer validation, we are integrating significant improvements for the coming version. Our aim is capacity for scale and reliability. We can’t wait to share it with you for feedback!

Goals for the next version:

Our key goals are to rebuild our service provider directory and re-engage providers. It’s time to get our providers to join the NEW CanYa and build their identity in the Blockchain.

Our initial target market is software developers, across all languages, website designers, graphic designers and UX and UI providers. If you fit this description, you need to be on CanYa!

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What’s new in CanYa SHIFT:

New design: CanYa gets a fresh new look! New colour palette and design, and a more responsive layout that we will keep improving in next versions. A redesigned interface with a clean, modern appearance and new visual elements, animations and effects.

Sign-in/Sign-up with uPort: Now you can join our platform by creating your identity on the Blockchain. It’s an easy, secure and simple way to register and login to our platform. And uPort is one of the first decentralised services that we will be using to build the decentralised CanYa.

CanYa Bot: Tell CanYa Bot what to do in different situations. E.g. create your profile, change colour schemes, add work to your portfolio, check CanYaCoin price, and more.

Profile customisation: Now you can set and choose between different colour schemes, you can add work to your portfolio, post comments and see the first version of our Reactions Engine. CanYa Reactions will allow our users to give feedback to create a transparent peer review system.

Search engine: A completely new search engine, designed to take full advantage of the content that our providers will add to their profiles, to find the right service provider for you.

And much more: Testing for decentralised services for the next release, special listings and featured providers.

New Hires:

Kelsie – Head of Community & Strategy

Kelsie Nabben the community and marketing manager for CanYaCoin

Kelsie joins us as a dynamic member of the team, with a diverse background in technology startups, community management and international relations.

Monika – Operations

Monika Tantau joins the CanYa Operations team

Mon is the source of all truth and organisation. She has come on-board to help our travelling team stay grounded and keep us all in-line! She is a jack of all trades and a perfect fit to the CanYa Operations Team.

Bountysource Dev Team

Bountysource Logos_Icon BlueWe’ve on-boarded an all-star dev team, under the leadership of Kai, our Project Lead for Bountysource, to drive forward the re-skin and relaunch of Bountysource.

 

International Community Managers (Turkey and Spain)

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We have two dedicated and enthusiastic Community Manager’s joining our all-star team, from key, growing CanYa geographies. We’re contacted weekly by amazing community members looking to get involved in the CanYa team!

Discord Channel

Due to popular demand from the community we have set up the CanYa discord channel. This is to complement our existing channels on Telegram, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Discord has many benefits including the ability to form ‘sub-groups’ to create discussions around specific topics. This ability also allows us to create dedicated language channels which currently includes:

  • Arabic
  • Nordic
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

HODL Group

Telegram does not allow you to create large private groups. With this in mind we have created our HODL private channel in Discord. This is a place for all HODLers to chat, vote, hear about the latest CanYa news and find out when HODL club air drops will be occurring.

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If you’re an OG HODLer and haven’t joined the group yet then please do so!

Earn.com

The CanYa team ran the biggest co-ordinated air drop in history thanks to our partners at earn.com.

The Telegram channel swelled to over 16,000 participants making it the biggest crypto telegram group in Australia!

These new members will be air-dropped their CAN tokens no later than the 15th of February and will be encouraged to buy more to join our awesome HODL club community.

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HODL Club

The HODL club members have been identified and notified. We have a total of 528 OG HODLers still in the club after the ICO ended. There are also a large number of applicants waiting the mandatory 45 days to join either of the two tiers of the HODL club.

The HODL club can be joined at any time with 10,000 CAN required to join the OG tier and 2500 CAN required to join tier 2. Once new applications are received they will be required to wait the mandatory 45 days as a ‘proof of HODL’ test.

You can apply for the HODL club by heading to our HODL club website: https://hodl.canya.com/

AirDrop

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The first HODL club airdrop (for all of our OG HODLers) will occur within the next fortnight!

Please join the HODL club discord channel if you have questions about this.

First Vote for HODL’ers

The first vote put out to our HODL club members will be what to officially name the two tiers of the HODL club. It’s your club so you should be able to decide what you want it to be called!

New HODL Club website

We are currently working on a new HODL club website that will make the application process completely automatic. You’ll also be able to see statistics, chat to your fellow HODLers and do a lot of other cool stuff!

Bountysource

Bountysource is the world’s first open source software development bounty platform. The work-plan is to refresh the platform, integrate a crypto CAN token payment layer, and re-energise and re-engage the 46,000+ user base, major partners, and everyone that needs open source bug bounty and auditing on their software!

Bountysource development team update

The team recently met in Malaysia to review progress on the Bountysource facelift and to firm up plans for future releases.

Bountysource powered by CanYa

The Bountysource logo and updated design will be be featured in the next release due in just a few weeks. In the meantime, the team is busy solving a few pain points reported by our loyal open-source community.

Lastly, we are pleased to report planning has begun on crypto bounties with development commencing very shortly.

Exchange News

FatBTC

FatBTC ran a twitter competition and our awesome community made their voice heard! We received a high number of votes and because of this FatBTC decided to list the CAN token for free! Thanks to all those who voted.

Bancor

While not a traditional exchange the Bancor listing will significantly help CAN token liquidity once it is in high demand from the Bountysource and CanYa 2.0 platforms. We are very pleased to be associated and listed on such a reputable platform.

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Exchange List

The CanYa Coin is currently listed on the following exchanges:

  • Kucoin
  • AEX
  • Xbrick
  • Coss
  • Qryptos
  • FatBTC
  • Bancor

That is three new exchange listings since our last newsletter!

We’re working hard to meet our goal of having the CAN token on another premium exchange soon.

Advisors

The CanYa team has added two world class advisors over the past fortnight:

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Sebastian Quinn Watson is a board member of Power Ledger and Bluzelle. He is also a US-based partner at Blockchain global and a qualified lawyer.

Seb is coming on board to create value for CanYa in a number of areas.


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Michael Bacina heads the Piper Alderman Cryptocurrency and Blockchain group. This group is one of the leading crypto and ICO regulatory organisations in the world.

Michael is a former developer turned lawyer with over 11 years of experience in leading Australian and Canadian law firms. He advises in a number of areas to ensure CanYa’s legal compliance

The CanYa Team

The CanYa team is growing. The current staffing is:

  • CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, CTO
  • Project Managers * 2
  • Developers * 5
  • Designers * 3
  • Business Development * 3
  • Community Management * 3
  • Operations/Admin * 2

We have also added four fantastic members of our own community to help as Telegram Moderators.

Did someone say hiring?

We’re looking for developers with blockchain & smart contract experience, and full-time community managers.

If you think you’ve got the passion and aptitude to go full-crypto and join the CanYa team, email support@canya.com

Keep in touch on our blog and in each channel to hear what we’re up to for the rest of February, as we forge ahead on the CanYa mission to bring you the best peer-to-peer marketplaces the world has ever seen! Until then, #HODLhard

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Announcing a $2m CAN Token Buy Back

CanYa announces a $2m token buy back

$CAN Token opportunity

With the recent dip in the broader crypto market, the CanYa team is making most of the opportunity to purchase CAN off the open market. CAN tokens will be allocated towards scaling the CanYa and Bountysource projects. CanYa is buying up to $2M AUD worth of tokens off the market.

CanYa has made the decision to purchase CAN on the open market for the purpose of investing in CanYa projects. At today’s prices, we can best purchase and re-deploy CAN towards CanYa and Bountysource.

The CanYa Team is focused on the long-term success of the CanYaCoin through both of the use cases of CanYa and the Bountysource platforms. With Bountysource’s crypto integration and the CanYa 2.0 platform being released over the coming months, the utility of CanYaCoin is set to increase rapidly.

Development Update: Releases Coming Soon

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Both CanYa 2.0 and the Bountysource platforms will soon integrate CAN as a payment options for all transaction with the pending release of product version updates. 

We are slightly ahead of our scheduled development and are already approaching a public release of our ‘pre-Alpha’ CanYa web app.

Expanding Team

The CanYa and Bountysource teams have been rapidly expanding to support product development and community growth. The team has doubled in size across projects, to support development, marketing, and community management functions around the world. We have enthusiastic and motivated community managers from numerous countries approaching us daily to join team CanYa!

The Bountysource platform has a brand-new team that have just spent the last week in Malaysia to plan out the project with Bountysource’s new Project Lead, new UX/UI designers and refreshed suite of talented developers.

To demonstrate the teams faith in the CAN token, staff are opting to be rewarded in CAN tokens. The CAN token buy back is an excellent opportunity to purchase tokens to allocate towards staff resources for the coming years.

This CAN will be allocated towards team rewards across marketing, operations and development resources over the next 12 – 24 months.

The purchase of up to $2m (AUD) of $CAN from the open-market will start today, and continue to occur over the coming weeks, as dictated by the market opportunity.

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CanYa & Bancor Protocol – Providing Token Liquidity

CanYa & Bancor Protocol

CanYa announces integration with the Bancor Protocol to provide access to the Bancor decentralised liquidity network.

Bancor Protocol is a Decentralized Liquidity Network that allows users to hold any Ethereum token and convert it to any other token in the network. The exchange is achieved with no counter party, at an automatically calculated price, using a simple web wallet. Smart tokens interconnect to form token liquidity networks, allowing user-generated cryptocurrencies to thrive.

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By integrating the Bancor Protocol, CAN token holders gain access to continuous liquidity regardless of trade volume or exchange listings, where any integrated token can be automatically converted to any other directly from any Web3 wallet, such as MetaMask.

Currently integrated tokens include ETH, BNT (the Bancor Network TokenTM), GNO (Gnosis), and a long list of announced projects soon to be activated.

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Between the Bountysource relaunch and the upcoming CanYa platform there will be a massive demand for the CAN token, it is a natural step for us to use Bancor to provide our users with an easy way to convert tokens

JP Thorbjornsen, CEO of CanYa.


Partnering with Bancor will provide a level of liquidity that will allow access to everyone who wants to be a part of the CanYa and Bountysource platforms on our journey to revolutionise online services. We have been impressed with Bancor’s progress and believe our two platforms share the same ethos of disrupting the status quo with the power that a decentralised platform allows.

JP Thorbjornsen, CEO of CanYa.


CanYaCoin

CanYa finished Australia’s second most successful ICO (after Power Ledger) in December and has been moving rapidly to execute its ambitious road map for 2018.

CanYa is looking capitalise on a $2 trillion dollar (and rapidly growing) market with a 20x disruption in price and a suite of other powerful features only made possible by blockchain technology.

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CanYa has also acquired Bountysource and its 46,000+ user base in late December, 2017. 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 will be adding cryptocurrency bounties and smart contract auditing, which will be in strong demand throughout 2018 and beyond.

Read more about the CanYa’s ambitious roadmap and partners at https://canya.io/

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🎊 CanYa Announces Referral Leaderboard Winners! 🎊

CanYaCoin ICO Referral Leaderboard

Wow! It has been an incredible few months for the CanYa team and all of our ICO contributors. Thank-you to everyone who has supported CanYa in Australia’s second largest ICO.

CanYa now has Australia’s largest and most active Telegram community, and the support of the community is overwhelming! We’ve distributed over 32 million CAN to our community that participated in the CanYaCoin ICO and more as getting sent today to reward our highest referrers!

While we will still maintain our wonderful Telegram channel community, we’ve also created a Discord channel for more focused and engaged community discussions, and to keep up with your hunger for interaction with the team. 

Join the CanYaCoin Discord Channel to keep in touch on all fronts.

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Referral Program

During the ICO we had an extremely active referral program with over 770 individual referrals. We rewarded all of those who have spread the good word about CanYa (by sharing their referral code) with a 5% bonus from their referrals contribution amount!

Now all that is left is to announce the winners… So, here they are:

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Congratulations to the Winners!

To our winners above, your CAN has already been dispatched to the ETH address you used to participate in the CAN ICO. The top 3 winners will be contacted so that we can send them their very own CanYa Ledger Nano S!

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

Thanks again to everyone that participated in the referral program and contributed to the CanYa ICO! The team looks forward to keeping in touch on Telegram and Discord as we continue to keep you up-to-date on our progress. We run regular competitions for more CAN or our coveted CanYa Ledgers, so make sure you participate!

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