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:

CanYaCoin is the cryptocurrency ERC20 token that powers the CanYa Platform, the world's best blockchain powered P2P marketplace for services

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Stop Spending, Start Referring

Instant Referral Bonus!

You know that code you see on your left “hamburger” menu? Did you know that it is the key to you getting extra CanYa Credit for nothing?

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CanYa Unique Referral Code

This is your Unique Referral Code (in the image above the code is “CAN456”). When you sign up to CanYa you are asked to put in a referral code. If you input a valid code you get $10 CanYa Credit for free. What you might not have known is the person that gave you the code also gets $10!

If you feel like you have been missing out, you can download Australia’s best services app AND receive $10 of CanYa credit by clicking here!

Ok, but is $10 really worth the effort of referring people?

Well, lets think about it for a second. If you get 5 of your mates onto the app then you now have $60 CanYa Credit for free (5 x $10, plus your initial $10 referral bonus). You could get a cleaner around to your house for a few hours.

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Free cleaner? Sounds pretty good!

Ok, pretty cool but not sold

Well, could you get 20 people to download a free app? Definitely! Now you would have $210 and wouldn’t need to worry about paying for your next car service!!

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Give $10 and Get $10… save up for a mechanic!

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Ok, now you are being difficult… How about you get a Gardener to mow the lawn ($40) AND a Cleaner to clean the house ($60) AND a Babysitter to watch the kids on date night ($50) AND a Handyman to finally fix the broken door ($50)? Not bad, right?!

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So many services… Stop Spending, Start Referring!!

I could do this all day but you are smart enough to work out how good this could be. So Stop Paying, Start Referring! (#StopPayingStartReferring for the Gen Y audience).

Steps from Stop Paying and Start Referring?

  1. Download Australia’s best services app today!
  2. Find your unique referrals code
  3. Refer your friends and family (EVERYBODY can get at least 5 people to download a free app!)
  4. Start planning how to spend all your CanYa Credit!
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Obama, out!

How to have a dog and keep your independence!

The vicious cycle

Everyone knows the struggle; it is very real. You want (read: NEED) a dog but you are too rational. You know that it wouldn’t be fair for the dog to have both a dog and your current lifestyle. Up until now you are just caught in the vicious cycle:

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Don’t pretend like this doesn’t happen daily

 

Fear not, you are not alone in this struggle:

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Obligatory cute bulldog picture to get your dog-ological clock ticking!

CanYa to the rescue!

If you are sick of this cycle then look to CanYa. CanYa is the local services app that is empowering local providers; and more importantly, empowering you to get a dog! CanYa is currently servicing the following categories:

CanYa will connect you to trusted local providers that will allow you to maintain your independent lifestyle without breaking the bank. No more feeling guilty about going away for the weekend because Doggy McDogFace (I assume that is the name of your dog) will be looked after!

How does it work?

  1. Download Australia’s best app for hiring local providers (for FREE)
  2. Search through the category you want and find the provider you want to hire (you can bias quality, price, availability, reviews etc)
  3. Connect with them in-app (messaging and calling) to discuss Doggy McDogFace
  4. Hire them and continue living your awesome life!

Sound too good to be true?

Kiara is CanYa’s Provider of the Week; she is the answer to your prayers!

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Kiara has 2 years of experience sitting dogs of all sizes. She found CanYa through Social Media and hasn’t looked back. During her time in the app she has minded:

  • Dogs
  • Turtles
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Rabbits
  • Mice
  • Snakes
  • Bearded Dragons (her FAVOURITE!)
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The Bearded Dragons that Kiara looked after

Get a dog and keep your independence today:

  1. Download the best local services app for free
  2. Find Kiara in Darwin (or heaps of other providers near you)
  3. Book, pay and review all in-app
  4. Have a sweet life with a dog by your side!
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How can you say “no” to John-Claude? Download CanYa today!

Keep your New Year’s Resolutions with Nathan Isaac

It will come as no surprise that the most popular New Year’s Resolution overall is to get fit, healthy and/or lose weight. Now that 2017 is well and truly underway, take a moment to reflect on those New Year’s Resolutions you committed to a few weeks back – are you on track? If you’ve found yourself slacking off, never fear – everyone knows February is the real time to start kicking goals.

If you want to get serious about your fitness journey it’s time you meet Nathan Isaac, one of CanYa’s fitness providers.

 

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“Health is the core of everything. When you better your health, you better every aspect of your life”  – Nathan Isaac

Fitness is more than just a job for Nathan, it is his life. He has a holistic approach to keeping a healthy lifestyle, and says while training and eating healthy is important, there is more to wellbeing than these two factors, including:

  • Sleep – almost nothing is more important than a good night’s sleep
  • Mental health – your mood, confidence and focus are all important to your overall health
  • Hydration – your body needs water to function, a well-hydrated body is a happy body

Coaching style

Here is another snap of Nathan, he is mountain climbing in Nepal – are you seeing a pattern here? Nathan loves the great outdoors and says he loves to train his clients outside in the open.

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Trekking in the Himalayas

Bodyweight exercises or – callisthenics – is Nathan’s primary style of training. A client will keep their heart rate high with a mix of:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Sit-ups
  • Planks
  • Crunches
  • Burpees (urgh, the worst!)

Just to name a few.

CanYa has helped Nathan in an unexpected way

Nathan recently needed some plumbing advice. Instead of googling endlessly, he realised he had the CanYa app quite literally at his fingertips. He used the chat function to get in contact with a local Darwin plumber “Chandley Plumbing“, who gave him the recommendations he needed.

CanYa brings people together! ❤

Some words of advice

Some final pearls of wisdom form Nathan:

  • Be patient –  it may have taken years to get to where you currently are today, so don’t expect miracles to happen within days.
  • Throw out the scale – remember, muscle weighs more than fat, so the scales aren’t always accurately showing your progress. Nothing is more demotivating than seeing next to no results from stepping on the scale every single day. Say bye!
  • Track your progress – track your workout times, reps and weights. As long as you’re moving up in reps or weight, you know that you’re making progress.

Book Nathan today

Here are your steps to a fitter, healthier you:

  1. Open your CanYa app (download CanYa here if you don’t already have it)
  2. Search for “Nathan Isaac” in the Darwin region or look him up in the Personal Trainer category
  3. Book him straight away or chat/call him for free using CanYa’s free chat/call service
  4. Buy yourself a sweat towel

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.

 

Experience another world from the comfort of Darwin.

We’re here to tell you about Tree of Dreams – VR Cinema. Ok so first of all, what is a VR cinema?

VR, or Virtual Reality is an awesome up and coming technology that allows you to immerse yourself in another world. Strap on the googles and – boom – you’ve been transported into another dimension.

The VR is more realistic than you might think… just ask this dude:

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If you’re going to check out another world, why do it alone? Tree of Dreams take everyone along for the ride! This experience is suitable for people all shapes and sizes.

Tree of Dreams is suitable for all types of events including festivals, corporate/company days and parties – and better yet, they will come to you.

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A unique platform like this is difficult to promote. VR services are relatively new –  especially to Darwin. When you have new technology it only makes sense to promote your services on a new platform -cue CanYa.

We love to promote unique providers at CanYa, and we couldn’t resist asking Tree of Dreams to feature  at our recent Casuarina Shopping Centre event. It was a hit with the locals!

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There’s nothing quite like the VR experience – it’s something you have to experience to be able to desribe. Tree of Dreams brings the entire experience to your doorstep. The staff that run the service are super passionate and will be there to help you through the entire process.

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You can book Tree of Dream at any time. If you’ve spotted their setup during the day and been impressed – you’d be blown away by how the tree looks at night. Check it out!

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By now you’ll be biting at the bit to try this out. Here’s how to book:

  • Open up the CanYa app (download here if you don’t already have it!)
  • Scroll down to the VR Services category – you’ll soon find Tree of Dreams
  • Request a quote straight away,  contact them via in-app Chat, or if you prefer you can call them for free using CanYa’s HD VOIP

There’s nothing virtual about that smile!

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