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:

Combined

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.

 

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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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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 at the Dash Conference 2017

Dash

Dash is a cryptocurrency pitched as being ‘digital cash‘; originally known as DarkCoin (or XCoin). With many unique features, a revenue stream, a working governance system and a quickly growing user-base, we think that Dash will see quick adoption. CEO Ryan Taylor invited the CanYa team to their keynote in London, and we were very impressed with what we saw.

CanYaCoin will power the CanYa services platform and we a partnership with Dash, the platform will become more versatile.

 

Quick History

Dash was first proposed by Evan Duffield in 2012 and the protocol was realised shortly thereafter (a detailed roadmap explanation from Evan can be found here). Dash was not pre-mined and there was no ICO. Instead, coins are minted in every block similarly to Bitcoin. The Genesis block was created in January, 2014 and the first transactions were made.

Dash had a long period of stability but since February have experienced exponential growth. This is in part due to their master-node system where those who host master nodes are able to choose and where Dash funds are spent and which direction the platform takes.

Dash will be partnering with CanYaCoin the CAN token
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Unique Features

Dash is powered by unique features such as PrivateSend (for privacy) and InstantSend (for speed).

CanYa is the world's first services platform for local and digital services and is powered by CanYaCoin to allow for cryptocurrency integration
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Privacy works through a mixer, where a number of similar transactions are mixed to obfuscate transaction origin. Although privacy is not built into the protocol layer (like Monero with ring cryptography or ZCash with zero-knowledge proofs – zk-SNARK), Dash’s privacy works well and provides another level of privacy for it’s users.

InstantSend is another exciting feature, where transactions can be confirmed in under 3 seconds, through a randomised master-node voting system. Master-nodes are picked at random and asked to quickly confirm transactions, which they will do honestly as master-nodes are incentivised to be honest.

Governance & Revenue Stream

Dash’s governance system works well, and it is partly due to this and its revenue stream that gives the currency so much potential. Master-nodes stake 1000 Dash and earn revenue from block rewards (45%).

CanYa and Dash will both be powered by the decentralised blockchain

In return, master-nodes vote on Dash Improvement Proposals (DIP). DIPs are submitted by the community and dictate where the Dash Core revenue (10% of block rewards) is spent. Protocol improvements, Dash Core team funding, partnerships, marketing campaigns and more. As a result, the Dash Platform is well-funded and self-supporting.

CanYa Integration

The CanYa team is excited about Dash and will work with the Dash team on integration into the CanYa platform.

This will add benefit to both the Dash ecosystem by allowing Dash holders to instantly transact their Dash into real world services, as well as the CanYa community by giving them more options to pay for services and exposing them to the benefits of Dash.

Integrations like Dash and CanYa are just the start – and will need many more to accelerate the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.

CanYa is a mature services app that is available on the internet via your laptop or on your Android and Apple iPhone.

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When car meets water: 4 disasters that make you wonder ‘how did that happen?’

CanYa‘s Provider of the Week, NT Towing, have seen their fair share of predicaments when it comes to getting bogged, and have shared some of the curlier moments with us*.

*No cars were harmed in the making of this blog (only the driver’s egos).

 1. I don’t think a shovel is going to get them out of this one!

Put yourself in this poor souls shoes… go out for a leisurely drive and BAM!

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Thankfully NT Towing was there to save the day!

2.    Jeepers creeper! This rescue made the headlines.

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You would think you need the Navy to save this one right? Think again.

3. Cars 4

The movie about a small car with a big dream.
Spoiler alert: he realises in the end he’s not a boat, and accepts himself for who he is. 

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4. At least it would make a good story for his 21st speeches.

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Photo courtesy of NT Towing

We hope these pictures haven’t inspired you to test out whether your car is amphibious. But if it has, this article has some good tips on what to do if you find yourself bogged.  

If you’re in Darwin, and you find yourself in a muddy situation, you know NT Towing can get you out (just look at the pictures above for proof!).

Book them today with Australia’s easiest way to hire local and digital service; CanYa.

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CanYaCoin – An ICO with a mature product, not a hopeful idea

Hello world!

Today the CanYa team is excited to introduce our P2P marketplace of skilled services to the cryptocurrency community, and to share our vision of a decentralised marketplace where services can instantly be exchanged for cryptocurrency or fiat. 

CanYa is a mature services app that is available on the internet via your laptop or on your Android and Apple iPhone.Unlike most projects in the ICO space, CanYa already has a revenue generating product. The CanYa app is available on the app store (currently only in Australia), google play store and online, and has processed over a thousand P2P jobs since it’s soft launch earlier this year. CanYa is now moving towards the next stage in it’s launch, an Initial Coin Offering to power international growth and to move from a centralised Australian dollar based solution to a decentralised multi-currency solution.

Providing a decentralised P2P marketplace for the sharing economy

The CanYa team is convinced that decentralisation (and the technology behind Ethereum specifically) is going to revolutionise the current economy. For this reason we’re launching the CanYaCoin (CAN) token and moving our platform to an autonomous set of smart contracts that will replace the current centralised system.

A decentralised and globally accepted cryptocurrency – like CAN – will allow money and skills to cross-borders and fully harness the $2tn global ‘gig economy‘. The fragmented booking process and exploitive marketplaces around the world will be disrupted by CanYaCoin.

The old job booking process is broken and expensive. The new CanYa experience is easy, clean and intuitive.

The transition of moving CanYa’s payments and operations onto the Ethereum Blockchain will allow for increased transparency, quicker settlement times and will create a truly trustless environment.

Not only will the CanYa community benefit from Ethereum; the Ethereum and cryptocurrency community will also benefit from CanYa. CanYa will act as the ultimate link between crypto and the real world allowing users to pay for local and international services with CAN instantly.

Our ICO is Live right NOW! Join our Community and get involved! CanYa Contribute!?

CanYa is a stable platform that will soon encorporate CanYaCoin so you can pay your cleaner with crypto!

The beginning of CanYa’s crypto story

Imagine a plumber in Venezuela being instantly paid in a stable currency that can be spent anywhere in the world without the fear of suffering from crippling over-inflation. Imagine a Russian technology company finding the best app developers in India and paying them with no international currency fees or excessive conversion charges. CanYaCoin will make the services marketplace truly global but it all starts with an ICO.

CanYa will be having it’s pre-sale during the month of October. The pre-sale is restricted with a hard cap of 3780 ETH. This small initial offering will be offered at a discount and will allow us to ramp up operations to an international audience. The pre-sale will also give the CanYa team an opportunity to expand before going into the primary ICO which will be approximately one month after the pre-sale.

We are looking to build our community from both sides of the table – from those who are interested in using CanYa in the growing sharing economy and those who are interested in turning their cryptocurrency profits into real world services.

CanYa is the best place to book home services, CanYaCoin makes it even easier

The CanYa Community

CanYa already has a strong community of early adopters behind it from beta-testing and real world operation. If you would like to find out more about CanYaCoin then the first stop must be https://canya.io. CanYa.io is the best place to have an in-depth look at our Whitepaper, our team and our product! 

Come and get involved with the CanYa community, we’d love to hear your ideas and comments; plus shortly these ideas and comments will be rewarded through our community bounty program.

Stay up to date with CanYa announcements!

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How CanYa is totally awesome for clients

Booking a Plumber: Ye Olde way

Oh no, my sink is broken.

Broken sink, time to find a plumber on CanYa

  1. Google “Plumbers Adelaide“.
  2. Spend 10 minutes sifting through websites or Yellow Pages entries to find somebody that looks reputable.
    • ProblemI generally have no idea of their quality, availability, location or prices.
  3. Call up the Plumber to ask if they are available, describe the job and get a price estimate. I’ll probably do 2-3 calls before I find somebody who is available, sounds ok and is a reasonable price.
    • ProblemTime consuming.
  4. The plumber comes around and fixes my sink. Hooray!
  5. The plumber sends an invoice via email or snail mail. I pay via manual bank transfer.
    • ProblemSlow to initiate and slow for funds to actually transfer.
  6. We part ways, probably to never see each other again.
    • Problem: I cannot leave any feedback.
Female client left feeling frustrated because her plumber was less than desirable
Every feel this way when booking a random?

Here’s how this looks in CanYa

 

An infographic that describes the old way to book local service providers and the new way with the CanYa experience

The CanYa app plumber/gasfitter page which shows all of the local service providers

  • I tap the map button to see which ones are close by:

The CanYa App has a map function which shows you were all of the service providers are reference your location

OK Guy Morris is close by and ranked #3. Looking great so far. Let’s take a look at his profile to make sure he’s legit and gain some trust:

Provider profile on CanYa, it shows previous reviews, gives you the ability to in-app message or call him and also to make a job enquiry

Perfect. I scroll down and see he’s available this afternoon.

I have already made my choice.

If I have any questions before booking, I hit the chat button. It’s only been a couple of minutes and I’m sending a job request through to my ideal plumber:

The job enquiry is very simple, just add a job description, with some photos of the issue to get started

Normally I choose any time, but today I have a tight schedule so I give the plumber a time window any time between 11am and 4pm. I can see this will work for him too.

CanYa app gives the option to be very specific about the time requirements of the job and you can check this against the providers availability

I send off the enquiry and a few moments later I receive an SMS letting me know I have a quote!

The first stage of the CanYa job flow is to receive the quote from the local trusted provider that you chose

I confirm the quote. The job is now booked.

Nothing is locked in stone. No money has changed hands yet. We can chat or call, re-quote, re-schedule or cancel the job. Maximum flexibility.

The Plumber arrives & fixes my sink!

Guy finishes up and immediately sends me a finalised invoice (he used some extra materials):

Each job is dynamic and flexibility is the only way to keep it going, CanYa provides the ability to re-quote and add on the extra costs that might come up

I used CanYa Rewards to refer some friends to CanYa. So instead of CanYa having to pay money to advertisers, CanYa gave me some credits! Win-win.

I tap pay now and $54 is immediately taken from my credit card and paid to the plumber.

Guy was awesome, so lets give him a 5 star review:

Peer to peer mutual reviews are important and help build a genuine and trusted community

We are all done!

Wait – I generate a nice looking Tax Invoice for my records.
Now I’m done!

The CanYa invoice is one of the most comprehensive and nice looking invoices you will receive... and it is automatic

How do I start using CanYa today?

Get started with CanYa has never been easier – download Australia’s best way to hire local services today for free!

CanYa, the easiest way to book home services in Australia