CanYa Alpha launched to the community!

The day we have all been waiting for is here! 

The CanYa Alpha web-app has arrived and we can’t wait for you to join and start freelancing in the the crypto gig economy!

The purpose of this blog is to provide you with some quick updates on the features and functionality of the ecosystem, as well as top tips on how to begin.

First things first; all users of the CanYa Marketplace will need 100 CAN Tokens in their MetaMask address to place and receive jobs.  CanYaCoin (CAN) is the native token of the CanYa marketplace, which means it is the currency that drives the CanYa economy.

How do I get CanYa tokens to set up my profile?

There are multiple ways you can acquire CAN tokens.

The most straightforward is through any of the exchanges listed on Canya.io, including, KuCoin, IDEX, and FatBTC.

You can also convert Ethereum or other popular cryptocurrencies directly to CAN through our partnerships with Bancor and Changelly.  Down the track, this will be incredibly important to how the marketplace functions, but right now it also plays an important role in removing a barrier to entry to the platform.

When you go to the CanYa.com landing page, you will be met with two options; to buy ETH or to buy CAN.  These shortcuts are powered by the following technology.

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Bancor

Bancor is a trading network that lets users convert between tokens like an exchange. The decentralised, trust-less network allows you to convert between two tokens of your choice without any counter-party for continuous liquidity. What this means is that CAN token users can hold, receive, transfer, request, liquidate and purchase tokens.

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Changelly

Changelly is an instant digital currency exchange that allows users to exchange between cryptocurrencies, by plugging into major exchanges. Changelly also allows you to purchase cryptocurrency with your credit or debit card.

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Identity Registration for a Decentralised Marketplace

In order to achieve a truly decentralised marketplace, we need to protect our users and providers information from capture.  In order to do this, we are using uPort to protect your data and identity while also allowing users to exchange information privately.

Download uPort to your phone, and it will communicate with MetaMask to confirm your identification.  All of your profile information will be stored in uPort, not on CanYa, so this means data such as your photo must be uploaded onto uPort for it to show up in CanYa.

As per our previous update, uPort is cutting-edge technology and has cause some initial users issues. To avoid a bottleneck of users trying to login simultaneously we have built a more traditional login that taps into your existing available information. This is important as it allows more people to interact with the platform, but it should also be noted it is a short-term solution, as we push towards the marketplace being completely decentralised.

We are currently working on a native CanYa ID app that will cover all of the functionality of uPort and more!

Using The Marketplace


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When you log into the platform successfully you will be met with profiles from providers that have been hand-selected as part of our Pioneers and Ambassadors programs.

Opening these profiles will allow you to look at tasks completed, skill-sets, timezone, and other useful information to inform your decision to hire a provider.  If you decide you want to engage with a provider, you can post them a job request.

When you engage your selected provider you will then have a private communications channel to speak about the task in more detail, and in real-time.

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There is also the search function that enables you to look for specific providers, or providers based on a skill-set that you are seeking.

We also have a CanYa Chat Bot that will help you navigate the platform if anything is not immediately clear.

As this is the launch of our Alpha platform, your feedback is warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated you can provide feedback via the various links on the platform. We have created a forum for this feedback which can be reached here: http://forum.canya.io

We are incredibly excited to welcome you to the CanYa platform, as together, we build the decentralised future of work!

Known issues

As this is the Alpha version of the CanYa platform there are a number of things that the team are currently working to improve. These are:

  • Log in issues involving the uPort technology
  • Search function can return erroneous data
  • User Experience issues
  • User Interface issues
  • User Account Management issues

The dev team are working hard to improve these issues and they can be improved even further with your feedback!

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 token while generating longer and more frequent engagement for our users. They will also serve as a marketing funnel to introduce external users to CanYa after using our awesome apps. At this stage we are aiming to release a new CanYa App every month!

Here are the CanYa Apps that are ready and will be released in the coming weeks post the Alpha going live:

CANInvoice

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

 

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CanTransfer

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 CanTransfer!

 

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CanTrack

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

Future technology roadmap

The future vision for CanYa is monumental. Here is what the current roadmap looks like:

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Conclusion

The CanYa vision is vast and incredibly exciting. We are at the ground level and we cannot wait to build the future with our community. Please use the platform, create a profile and provide feedback.

We are proud to be able to launch a global Alpha only three and a half months after finishing our ICO but there is a lot more to come! This is an exciting time for the CanYa platform and the $CAN token. We also have exciting news regarding Bountysource powered by CanYa that we will share very soon.

 

For all the latest news and updates follow us here:

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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:

https://canyacoin.typeform.com/to/r2Bfb0

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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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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For all the latest news and updates on CanYa:

CanYaCoin is the ERC20 token that powers the CanYa platform for P2P services

“Don’t Harm the Palm!”

Stephen Tobin is one of CanYa’s arborists – or in more common terms a ‘tree surgeon‘.  He manages, maintains and cares for trees. Stephen is pretty handy around the garden, and along with tree-whispering can help with:

  • Weeding
  • Hedge trimming
  • Lawn mowing
  • Gutter clearing

As our provider of the week, we checked in with Stephen to get his top arborist/gardening tips.

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CanYa’s Provider of the Week: Stephen Tobin

1. Don’t harm the palm

Stephen has been in the tree game for going on four years. One of the more memorable jobs – or challenges – as it turned out, was convincing a client to keep a neglected old palm tree. Originally he was called in to pull out the tree, but after a bit of back and forth Stephen managed to get her to agree to rejuvenating it instead. After some TLC, the tree stands tall and proud as the main feature of the garden. Working with what you’ve got often has stunning results. In the mood for more old trees? Check them out here.

2. Keep the customer happy

In his time as a service provider, the most important service Stephen offers is satisfaction. Stephen says he isn’t happy with his work, until the customer is. He does this by carefully consulting with his customers before, during and after the work is completed. He is happy to tweak and fix his work until the desired look is achieved. This of course includes making sure the site is spick and span before he leaves. Big tick!

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3. License to arbor

What do you get when you add height, power tools and all sorts of weather conditions? A OH&S nightmare! But don’t worry, Stephen comes fully prepared for the dangers of his work, and has all the right tickets. Including:

  • Heavy Vehicle license
  • Work safely at heights card
  • License to perform high risk work
  • License to operate and maintain a chainsaw
  • White card
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Book Stephen today

  1. Download the best local services app for free
  2. Find Stephen in Adelaide (or heaps of other providers near you)
  3. Book, pay and review all in-app
  4. Enjoy your 10/10 garden, courtesy of CanYa

 

 

 

Meet Darwin’s best value photographer

Do you sometimes find yourself looking through your old photos? You’re not alone. There’s nothing better than to relive those special moments, often spent with family and friends. It’s not always easy to capture these moments ourselves, so why not invest in a CanYa photographer for your next event?

Xavier Thorbjornsen is one of CanYa’s most experienced, highly rated and longest serving providers. Better yet, he’s a photographer who not only prides himself on his quality service, but on his reasonable price point, so you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for cherished photos.

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Not your average selfie

“My service is special because I’m able to provide photos that have the same quality or better as a wedding photographer – but for half the price.” 

And he has the reviews to back it up, with 5-star ratings across the board.

Danis Marah: “Highly recommend this guy. He did exactly as he said he would, within the stated time frame. Excellent” – 5 stars

Marcel Brewster: “Great job, easy to talk to and good quality work” – 5 stars

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A Xavier Thorbjornsen original

To see more of Xavier’s work, visit Xavier Thorbjornsen Photography.

Book Xavier today

  1. Open the CanYa app on your phone – or download if you don’t already have it
  2. Search for ‘Xavier Thorbjornsen’ or look for his in the Photography category
  3. Chat/call him for free using CanYa’s free chat/call service – or book him on the spot
  4. Let Xavier capture your life experiences!

Darwin Handymen; Who is the handiest of them all?

DIY isn’t for everyone. Even if you are pretty handy, every now and then there will be a repair which you can’t quite tackle. Thankfully, the CanYa Community is full of everyday superheroes who can take care of these pesky tasks for you. Enter James Bermingham.

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James Bermingham; Darwin’s best Handyman!

James is the handiest handyman that CanYa (and therefore Darwin) has to offer! After all, people don’t just hand out 5 star reviews for nothing. You might be asking yourself “What does a handyman even do?”. Well in James’ case, he does about everything:

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  • Question: How many James Bermingham’s does it take to change a lightbulb?
  • Answer: One. No joke – James was once booked to do just that!

There is no job that is too big, too small, too easy or too hard for this handyman.

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James has everything you need!

You might be thinking “Changing a light bulb is easy! I could do that, why would I need a handyman?”. Well you might be able to change a light bulb, but can you do all the other things James can?

Below you’ll see some of James’ pour work (it’s a concrete joke).

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Just a little before and after of James’ handy-work!

Stop putting off those annoying jobs. YES you could Google it, YES there is probably somebody on YouTube that will show you how to do it but NO you will not get around to doing it! James is your man.

Book James today; here is how to do it:

  1. Open your CanYa app (download CanYa here if you don’t already have it)
  2. Search for “James Bermingham” in the Darwin region or look him up in the Handyman category
  3. Book him straight away or chat to him over CanYa Chat (happens to be his favourite feature so he will get back to you ASAP)
  4. Continue living your life without the burden of annoying unfinished jobs!

To find out more about James you could also check out his Rugged Red Contracting Facebook page.

Crocodile in your back yard? Who ya gonna call?

Ok so you wake up, make a brew and then head out the back to relax and you see this:

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What is your next move? Well lets be honest… you probably drop your coffee, squeal like a little girl and run inside. Problem solved, right? Maybe not. You’re going to need yourself a crocodile removal expert asap!

There’s no time to waste trawling the internet -you’re not an invest-gator (somebody stop me). You’ve got to book someone affordable, highly rate and QUICK. This is where CanYa comes in. Use the app to find an available provider, at the right price and with the best rating.  How do you know if they’re any good – don’t worry, the CanYa community will let you know.

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Aaron is the best Crocodile Removal expert in Darwin and he is easy to book; he is on CanYa. When Aaron heard the slogan “CanYa Do Something?” he answered YES. He downloaded the app for free and signed up his unique skill.

Every been face-to-face with a croc? Aaron stares danger in the face:

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Aaron does a lot more than just remove crocs. He specialises in:

  • Catching cattle killers
  • Relocating crocs
  • Egg collecting
  • Croc spotting surveys

When you find yourself in need of a croc expert,  Aaron Rodwell is your man – check out his profile on CanYa today.