CanYa Platform Update #1

We now have our 20 CanYa Pioneers!

Our Pioneers are crucial to the launch of the CanYa platform. We rely upon these world-class digital service providers to establish the standard for profiles in CanYa. Out of hundreds of applications, we have interviewed, vetted and selected 20 of the best freelancers in the world! To meet them all, head to the CanYa Telegram Announcements Channel and you will see a short introduction about each of them.

Our CanYa Pioneers cover the following categories:

  • Writer: 3
  • Photographer: 1
  • Developers: 9
  • Advertising Strategists: 1
  • Art-director: 2
  • UX Designers: 2
  • Data analyst: 1
  • Biologist: 1

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Progress on the CanYa Platform?

uPort Error:

Eleven of the twenty Pioneers have set up their profiles. The remaining nine pioneers have been delayed in setting up their profiles due to a universal uPort error. CanYa utilises uPort as a third-party log-in service so that we (or third parties like Google / Facebook) cannot sell or use your data. Your personal data is owned by you and kept securely on the blockchain.

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Our focus on self-sovereign identity (user owned and controlled identity) has been strengthened by the recent sentiments towards Facebook and Google with regards to their data issues. Decentralised self-sovereign identity is also in line with our long-term plan of building a completely decentralised ecosystem.

Note: We recommend everyone downloads uPort to their smartphone and establishes a profile in preparation for signing up to CanYa!

Is the error fixed?

Yes; the CanYa Dev Team worked tirelessly with the dev team at uPort and the problem has now been resolved!

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The CanYa team also worked around the clock to build a native log-in process to act as a back-up for future. The Dev team will also explore other third-party, secure, log-in options for more redundancy in the future. This problem has shown us the importance of ensuring a seamless user-journey and because of this we are also going to build our own native blockchain identity tool as part of our suite of ‘CanYa Apps’ called CanID (more on CanYa Apps later).

Unfortunately the uPort bug has meant that the pioneer on-boarding and set up has been affected such that it has pushed back our timeline by at least a week. More on how we will rectify this below.

You can view the uPort bug here on GitHub: https://github.com/uport-project/uport-connect/issues/114

The CanYa DAO

The team have quietly been hard-at-work and have already released the first version of the CanYa DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation)! This level of decentralisation was not due until the end of this year but the team decided to accelerate the focus to ensure it’s integration is paramount from the very beginning.

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The CanYa DAO

Above is a screenshot of the CanYa DAO. It will be slowly rolled out to the moderators and then the wider community to start handling aspects of the CanYa platform and move CanYa to a fully decentralised entity.

Those helping with the DAO will be economically incentivised with $CAN. We will take our time with this process to ensure an adequate solution is found for platform users. This is brand new territory for any business and CanYa is leading the way!

So when does the community get to see the platform?!

We understand that the community feel the Pioneer / Alpha launch iteration was not communicated well by the team. Building a brand new platform in the spotlight is a unique position to be in but it is the reality for any ICO project.

We endeavour to communicate all developments as early as possible! We currently have our development team working on an updated, thoroughly detailed and live roadmap that we will feature on our website for development of the CanYa Platform over the next 6 months.

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Our updated roadmap will go a long way to strengthening the mutual-trust we have with our community. We cannot promise that there will not be delays (as we have just experienced with uPort) but we can promise to be transparent about these with the community.

As stated earlier, the uPort issue has put us behind schedule from where we would like to be. However, we want to bring the CanYa Community on this journey with us so the CanYa Alpha platform will be opened to all $CAN supporters from Friday 20th April!

To view the platform you will need 100 CAN in a MetaMask account while using the platform. Anyone that meets this caveat will be able to view, book and pay our CanYa Pioneers.

I’m a provider when can I sign up?

The first 100 providers following our 20 CanYa Pioneers will still be curated and controlled via the CanYa DAO. We already have hundreds of applicants and we start on boarding them this week.

To register to become a provider you can apply on the website.

CanYa Apps

We are incredibly excited about our CanYa Apps and we will detail each CanYa App more thoroughly in the coming weeks. The aim is for CanYa to offer the full suite of services that any freelancer in today’s world could need. This creates a greater value proposition for the CanYa ecosystem and generates longer and more frequent engagement for all of our users. At this stage we are aiming to release a new CanYa App every month!

CANInvoice

An easily manipulated invoice template for all of our freelancers to provide clean, professional and accurate invoices for their work.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanShare

An app that allows large file transfers using decentralised technology. Want to send the 80GB HD video you just created for your client? Don’t worry about DropBoxes or Shared Drives, just send in app via CanShare.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanTrack

A crisp and easy to use job / task tracker to help you with your project management.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CANSend

An easy to use tool for anyone to run their own air drops! This is a great way to bring more of the crypto world under the CanYa umbrella and bring another use-case for the $CAN token.

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanYa25

A very exciting decentralised ‘kickstarter’ program for future CanYa freelancers. Do you have great ideas but you’re not sure it will work? Maybe you live in a country with no access to traditional finances to start your new online business? Here’s where CanYa 25 comes in!

Budding freelancers can pitch their ideas and the CanYa community can donate $CAN to their cause. The $CAN is held in escrow until it reaches 25,000 CAN. Once this occurs the $CAN is sent to the freelancer to be used to start their very own business on the CanYa platform.

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This program has huge potential and is inline with the ethos of CanYa being the world’s truly global services platform. CanYa will empower freelancers from everywhere in the world that were traditionally excluded from exisiting platforms due to access to traditional finance institutions. CanYa 25 is an extension of this sentiment.

When will it be ready?

Ready soon. We will launch our first CanYa 25 competition in June 2018!

Conclusion

CanYa is breaking new ground every day. We are at the leading edge of what is possible with decentralised technology. We are incredibly excited to share the CanYa Alpha with all of our community this Friday. Together we can truly build something great.

The CanYa team will also release a high fidelity, live, dev roadmap so our community is better informed in the future.

We are looking forward to changing the world together!

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CanYa 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.

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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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