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 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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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.


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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 partners with Origin Protocol

Origin Partnership

CanYa is pleased to announce that we have added another awesome new tech stack partner. Origin Protocol empowers developers and businesses to build decentralised marketplaces on Ethereum blockchain, to enable sharing economies.

The protocol makes it easy to create and manage listings for the fractional usage of assets and services. Buyers and sellers can discover each other, browse listings, make bookings, leave ratings/reviews and much more.

Origin is already proving a run-away success and is going to continue to become a big player in the crypto space. It’s pre-sale has been massively oversubscribed, and has not even been opened yet.

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By using Origin’s technology, CanYa will be able to accelerate its tech development and decentralisation road-map.

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


“The Origin team has been talking to the CanYa team for a while and it was clear from the start that we shared a common philosophy and goal. They are a great group of people with a very talented and diverse team. We are very impressed with the work they have already done and how they conducted their token sale. We will be in close communication and look forward to building with them”

Coleman Maher, Head of Partnerships at Origin.


CanYa and Origin strongly share the vision of cutting out rent-seeking middlemen. These shared aims to take marketplaces into the blockchain era have been a driver behind the partnership.

Partnerships like this are key to delivering the CanYa platform and to aligning with the ethos of the open-source collaborative blockchain development community.

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The CanYa developer team has been hard at work since the end of the ICO to deliver our international, decentralised services platform. The CanYa 2.0 platform is well under way, and incorporates the valuable lessons we learnt during our MVP launch and test phase in the Australian market.

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The CanYa platform will be the go to place for all digital and home services. The benefits of using blockchain technology, such as Origin’s, mean the CanYa platform will be 20-x cheaper than competitors, while offering significant advantages to borderless digital nomads and professionals.

The Bountysource crypto portal and the CanYa platform itself will be powered by the CAN token. Once these platforms are released in 2018, demand will only increase for the CAN token on the free market.

We look forward to rewarding all of our early contributors, HODL Club members and loyal community when this happens!

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

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

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

Bountysource directly aligns with CanYa’s long term goals of being a peer-to-peer marketplace of services for digital nomads to work in their own time, on their own terms.

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The existing Bountysource platform

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

John-Paul Thorbjornsen, CEO, CanYa

Bountysource

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

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

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

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

John-Paul Thorbjornsen, CEO, CanYa

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

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

As the CanYa CTO, Juan Suarez explains:

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

CanYa acquires Bountysource P2P bounty platform and 46000 users

True Global Ventures – Existing Shareholders

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

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

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

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

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

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CanYa & Gladius – Official Partnership

CanYa partners with Gladius to offer decentralised DDoS protection

About Gladius

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

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Some of the benefits of utilising Gladius

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

The CanYa and Gladius partnership:

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

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Digital nomads can now access affordable DDoS protection

1. Gladius services for CanYa

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

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2. CanYa secondary service provider

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

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

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

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

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

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CanYa & Giveth – Official Partnership

CanYa & Giveth – Official Partnership

Giveth – a favourite of the CanYa Team – are bringing community, transparency and accountability to charitable donations and strongly innovating in a much needed space.

Giveth is a platform founded by Griff Green that is backed by a driven and expanding team. Giveth looks to bring more legitimacy to charitable donations by using smart contracts and the Ethereum network to create accountability for charitable donations.

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With a Giveth & CanYa partnership, users can donate directly to the people who work to make a difference. Using Giveth you can follow your donation all the way though it’s journey to see exactly where it’s going, to ensure they go to places you approve. Donations can even be dependent on milestones, using Giveth’s milestone payout structure

Giveth’s vision is something the team at CanYa truly admires. With CanYa connecting consumers and providers with a 1% fee, it is only right to give people to option to pay it forward and Giveth is the perfect fit.

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CanYa plans to fully integrate Giveth into the CanYa platform. This will allow both providers and customers the ability to directly contribute to a charitable campaign of their choosing, while knowing exactly how their donations are being used and the people using it. This will give an incentive for customers to choose providers that best suit their values and providers to contribute to charities as a marketing tool.

An example:

A provider could advertise that 5% of their bill goes to charity (or a user could choose to add 5% to their bill to donate to charity) transparently using Giveth.

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In practice this feature will just look like another one of our payment options, meaning that users and service providers could select to be paid 50% in AUD, 30% in ETH, 15% in CAN token and have 5% donated to a chosen charity.

We believe this is a fantastic feature, as we want to put an incentive for users to pay it forward and it fits perfectly with the values of the CanYa team and wider CanYa Community.

CanYa Charity Pool

CanYa has also changed it’s Asset Contract so that 10% is allocated to the Charity Pool!

The CanYa Asset Contract escrows the CAN for disbursement to selected charities, of which Giveth is the first. This will mean our asset contract (Page 20 of CanYaCoin Whitepaper) now shows 30% of platform fees being sent to our rewards pool, 30% to CanYa and 30% of fees will be burnt forever.

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Asset contract – Page 20 in whitepaper

This will ensure as user adoption increases Giveth will receive an increasing supply of CAN to help make the world a better place!

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