Newsletter #4

Hello from our CEO

Again it’s been an incredibly busy period; hiring and training up the team (we now have 25 full time staff (not including community moderators) as well as getting into a weekly release cycle for our CANApps. The team has released four CANApps (decentralised applications in the CanYa ecosystem) as well as full crypto integration in Bountysource.com. We have signed on additional partners, was listed on another exchange and have participated in conferences all around the world. We ran a hackathon, participated BlockEngine’s blockchain startups in Melbourne and donated our first tranche of CAN to our charity partners.

Our team is incredibly focused to build up a decentralised ecosystem for peer-peer services and we have a lot of exciting things on the horizon; with more CANApp releases, more partners and more contributions to the community. The CanYa team is very happy to be supported by our fantastic community, and will continue to boldly build and show the world how decentralised technologies will disrupt legacy business models and return value to users.

JP Thor – CanYa CEO

Development Updates:

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The CanYa Alpha:

On the 20th of April 2018 the CanYa Alpha was launched to the community! Anyone in the world can now find, book and pay for digital services with our 20 Pioneer providers.

The Pioneers were a group of 20 hand chosen, top quality digital service providers from all over the world. They are available to be booked for services and will help the development team build the best possible platform for the world of digital services.

You can watch how this YouTube creator got his channel’s graphics completely re-designed by using one of our awesome pioneers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTrMLuRcfeQ

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CanApps:

We want to create an entire suite of CanYa tools that can be used by our freelancers inside of the CanYa ecosystem. This will be achieved through our awesome CANApps. These apps are also designed to help newcomers navigate through the cryptocurrency space as one of CanYa’s goals is to help spread the meaningful adoption of cryptocurrency.

This month we launched the first four CANapps:

  • CANInvoice – A free, easy to use invoice creation tool for all CanYa users
  • CANStation – An easy to use tool to help people set the correct gas fees when interacting with the Ethereum network.
  • CANShare – (previously CANTransfer) – an amazing tool that uses IPFS to allow people to transfer large files (up to 100GB) across the internet free of charge!
  • CANTrack – Simple, effective, time management software that allows records to be kept immutably on the blockchain.

There are also many more exciting CANApps in the pipeline to be released over the coming months!

Bountysource by CanYa:

This month was also a massive milestone for Bountysource with the addition of crypto bounties and smart contract auditing to the platform! This is a massive space in today’s cryptocurrency market and Bountysource aims to leverage it’s 50,000 developer community and brand power to become the go-to place for crypto bounties and smart contract audits.

The Largest bounty in Bountysource History:

Education First has revived a three-year-old Mozilla bounty that has sat dormant on Bountysource.  The mammoth bounty immediately got traction in the community and as per writing this update developers are working around the clock on solutions.

This particular bug, the Mozilla Firefox WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) issue which relates to the lack of support for NTLM/Kerberos authentication in Firefox.  What this means in native English is that users are unable to capture & stream audio/visual media.

As progress continues we will update the community on both the solution and the process of the developers.  Bounties of this size are rare in the open-source community, and so naturally, they create intrigue when someone starts plotting a solution.

Given that we are huge supporters of an open-source future, we are very excited about the prospect of more large companies using services such as Bountysource to solve open-source software issues.  We will continue to update the community on the progress of one of the biggest open-source bounties in the world.

Bountysource powered by CanYa

Community Updates:

Charity Winners

As outlined in the CanYaCoin Asset Contract, we will donate 10% of the unsold tokens from our ICO to a charity poolThe charity pool is intended to go towards charitable organisations, to support for-purpose projects in the Web3 space, and to contribute to education in software development to support the growth of the blockchain and Web3 projects.

The winner of the inaugural Charity Vote was AidCoin, coincidentally a project focused on making donations more transparent by linking the contribution to a blockchain.

The AidCoin solution is very important due to the social distrust with the allocation of charitable funds in recent times.  Charities have a tremendous role to play in the improvement of the most vulnerable, but it will only be a viable method if people can be assured that their money is getting to the places and causes it was intended to go.

We are delighted to help power the AIDChain platform as it aims to make the nonprofit sector more transparent.

Binance Dexathon:

This month CanYa also hosted a Dexathon with our good friends Type Human and Consensys to solve the Binance hackathon problem of creating a truly decentralised exchange. We had a great turn out amongst the Melbourne blockchain development community and some very impressive solutions were proposed and potentially some will be implemented!

The weekend refreshments were taken care of by the legends at Young Henry’s who kept everyone sane as they worked deep into the night all weekend.

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Team Updates:

New additions:

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Cam previous to working at CanYa was a Telstra Solution Architect and also the tech lead on data visualisation for the Bureau of Meteorology. His favourite programming language is Go, and he hates windows (Mac fanboy).

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Alex is a skillful front-end developer with wide-ranging interests, originating from Northern Ireland. With a foundation in web development, he is now committed to the decentralised future having recently realised the utility of blockchain tech.  Prior to CanYa Alex worked for NEC.

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Keely is a multidisciplinary creative, currently applying this mindset to help CanYa to create better user experiences.  Before starting at CanYa, worked as an Architect, leading cross-functional teams to deliver education, retail and hospitality projects across Melbourne.  In her spare time, Keely volunteers as the People Ops Lead at TEDxMelbourne.

Chinese Office Established:

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Team members Monika & Jim are now based in Beijing. They will be engaging with the Chinese cryptocurrency community to grow CanYa’s presence and brand awareness in China.  In addition, they will also be building a team on the ground that will include front and back-end developers, as well as an advertising team,  focused on the nuances of the Chinese market.

We aren’t in a position at this time to comment about JD.com, however, we can confirm that we take the China market very seriously and we now have a full-time team based in China.

Conferences:

The CanYa team have been present at the following conferences spreading the CanYa vision:

  • Token 2049 – Hong Kong
  • Kinetic Capital Summit – Hong Kong
  • OkEx leaders summit – Hong Kong
  • Catalyze – Korea
  • Deconomy – Korea
  • JD & Community events – Beijing
  • Block 72 – Shanghai
  • World Blockchain Summit – Dubai
  • Community & Partner meet up – Singapore
  • World Digital Asset Summit – Singapore
  • Ethereal – New York
  • Token Summit – New York
  • Consensys – New York

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May Community Competition: Create something cool for the Alpha Launch!

Let’s have some fun and create something to celebrate the CanYa Alpha launch!

This month’s community competition will be a bit of fun. We want our community to get creative and help us make some awesome CanYa graphics to share across the internet. They can be GIFs, Telegram Stickers, memes, infographics – anything you like.

CanYaGoesLive Competition

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Create something bold, informative or funny.
  2. Post it to Twitter with the hashtag #CanYaGoesLive
  3. Share your post on the CanYa Community Telegram Channel & Discord
  4. Tag a moderator in CanYa Community (TG or Discord) and get confirmation your entry has been recorded
  5. There is no limit to how many entries you CAN submit – so go back to step 1.

Winners & Prizes:

Entries will close 28th May and the CanYa team and moderators will pick their three favourite entries. It might be for most original, funniest, greatest effort – who knows. In the interest of sharing the CAN, regardless of how many entries a community member submits, they will only be able to win one prize (with the exception of the voting mentioned below).

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Prizes for the winners will be as such:

The 3 winners will each receive 250 CAN

As an added bonus, our community will be able to vote on which of the 3 finalists is their favourite. The Community Favourite will pick up an extra 250 CAN and one lucky community member who voted will score a CanYa Ledger Nano S.

Voting will take place on 30th & 31st May.

Conclusion

We want you all to have some fun with this month’s competition! Create something cool for us to share across the internet and celebrate the launch of the CanYa Alpha and our CanYa App suite!

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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.

 

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CanYa Platform Update #1

We now have our 20 CanYa Pioneers!

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

Our CanYa Pioneers cover the following categories:

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

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Progress on the CanYa Platform?

uPort Error:

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

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

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

Is the error fixed?

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

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

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

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

The CanYa DAO

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

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The CanYa DAO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m a provider when can I sign up?

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

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

CanYa Apps

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

CANInvoice

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

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanShare

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

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanTrack

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

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CANSend

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

When will it be ready?

Ready now!

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CanYa25

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

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

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

When will it be ready?

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

Conclusion

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

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

We are looking forward to changing the world together!

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CanYa in South Korea: Findings & Next Steps

CanYa in South Korea

As mentioned in our previous blog, CanYa recognises the relevance of the crypto community in South Korea, and is committed to building lasting relationships with local projects and community leaders.

To celebrate the recent launch of our Korean Telegram and KakaoTalk (CanYa’s Digital Korean Community) online communities, as well as our website in Korean, we’ve successfully run an Airdrop campaign, and one lucky community member was awarded with 1,000 $CAN.

Shout-out to our Korean moderators for their hard work and support!

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CanYa’s Travel In South Korea

Catalyze Meetup

We were able to present directly to a local Korean audience of 300 people, plus conducted a successful Facebook livestream.  The team presented on the CanYa Roadmap, upcoming milestones, and the CanYa Alpha web-app for freelancers. A demo video of the CanYa Alpha platform is available via our Telegram Announcements Channel.

We had an incredible response, with conversations, new connections and people joining our Korean Telegram and Discord!

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Kelsie and James – The CanYa Team in Korea

Deconomy Conference 2018

Deconomy was an incredible event, featuring panels and keynotes from leaders shaping the global economy. CanYa participated on the international stage with leading researchers, project founders, ICO projects, exchanges, and major funds.

In addition, would also played witness to a much anticipated debate between Samson Mao and Roger Ver on Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash, which topped the Reddit channels when Vitalik Buterin called out Craig Wright as a fraud during Q&A…see link here.

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Next Steps for CanYa in Korea

 

We are incredibly excited to be building a strong Korean community.

Our aim is to build organically, with quality, localised content in our channels.

Our activities in Korea are bolstered by a robust agenda to develop relationships with a number of leading Korean exchanges and list with the right partner when the timing is right, given recent sensitivities with market regulation.

Please engage in Telegram and Discord, and if you speak Korean, make sure you join our localised channels:
전보 : https://t.me/canya_kr
카카오 톡 : https://open.kakao.com/o/ggr2K6H CanYa’s Korean Community

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April Community Vote: Help Allocate the CanYaCoin Charity Pool!

CanYaCoin Charity Pool

CanYa is pleased to announce our first round of community votes to help allocate the charity pool promised in our whitepaper.

As outlined in the CanYaCoin Asset Contract, we will donate 10% of the unsold tokens from our ICO to a charity poolThe charity pool is intended to go towards charitable organisations, to support for-purpose projects in the Web3 space, and to contribute to education in software development to support the growth of the blockchain and Web3 projects.  

We have already committed an allocation of tokens to the incredible Giveth not-for-profit, which is enabling transparency in charitable donations using blockchain technology.

Giveth and CanYaCoin partner to show what is possible from a transparent blockchain charity

April Community Vote

This month, we are excited to invite our community to vote on which project you would like to donate 100,000 CAN tokens to!

In the spirit of sharing the generosity, one lucky voter will be chosen at random to win a CanYa Ledger Hard Wallet!

CanYa as an organisation believes in the pay-it-forward concept. When the CanYa platform launches, we will also be committing 10% of all fees to the charity pool (which are only 1%, compared to up to 20% fees of competitors).

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The shortlisted causes:

Lykke Tree Coin

Blockchain startup Lykke has partnered with World International Foundation (WIF) to launch the world’s first mangrove backed cryptocurrency.

According to WIF founder Dr. Arne Fjortoft, “the urgent need to restore at least 20% of the world’s mangrove forests was among the key issues of the June 2016 United Nations Ocean Conference. Mangroves are nature’s most promising solution to combatting the impacts of sea level rise, maintaining healthy shorelines and water quality for coral reefs and seagrass, as well as other valuable ecosystem services.”

AidCoin

AidCoin is an Ethereum token that aims to become the preferred method to donate transparently through the Ethereum blockchain.  This means that all monies donated will be trackable through an open-source blockchain.  The AID token will power AIDChain, a platform that provides an ecosystem of services through an easy-to-use interface, connecting the non-profit community while allowing full transparency and traceability of donations.

Sponsorship towards local, community led Educational Meet-ups and Developer Workshops (in Australia) 

CanYa is connected with and committed to supporting a network of local community leaders that self-organise around a mission to further the decentralised web eco-system in Australia, and globally.  This is done through community meet-ups, developer workshops, and major hack-a-thons, connecting university students with the space, and hosting working groups around interdisciplinary topics.

Ethereum foundation

The Ethereum Foundation’s mission is to promote and support the Ethereum platform and base layer research, development and education. This will bring decentralised protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next-generation decentralised applications and together build a more globally accessible, freer and more trustworthy Internet.

Voting

Voting will occur throughout April, with the winner announced at the end of the month.

Click this link to vote now!

Thank you so much for voting & contributing to our communityWe hope it inspires some generosity in you too!

The enormous loyalty and support on hand from the CanYaCoin community allows us to continue to deliver on the vision we outlined in our Whitepaper.  We can’t do any of that without you, the CanYa Community.

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Newsletter #3

Hello from our CEO

“We are now well and truly into 2018 – the year that blockchain teams need to deliver a product to their users. Firstly because they promised their token-holders they would do that, and secondly because collectively we need to “cross the chasm” and accelerate the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.

At CanYa we are laser-focused on product delivery and we are very close to releasing our Alpha CanYa web-app on main-net. The CanYa dev team, led by our superstar CTO, Juan, have built an incredibly innovative platform that pulls together cutting edge technology in a brilliant way.

We strongly believe we have the most advanced decentralised applications ever built – already. We will continue to work on this in order to realise our vision. The team are also building a host of free online tools that we will release to the wider community to drive value to our ecosystem, as well as the wider crypto ecosystem.”

JP Thor – CanYa CEO

HODL club has had its first successful Airdrop!

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355,000 CAN tokens have been sent to our most loyal supporters; the CanYa HODLers.

The aim of the CanYa HODL club is to get as many long-term believers of the CanYaCoin Token together in an exclusive group while also rewarding them for their loyalty with air-dropped tokens from CanYa and our partners.

There are two tiers to the HODL club:

HODL OGs:

These are our awesome original members from the ICO and people that have entered post ICO with 10,000 CAN or more. They will be randomly air-dropped the 2 million CAN tokens over 6 months.

Anyone entering the OG HODL tier post ICO will have to wait 45 days before being an approved member. This is our ‘proof of HODL test‘. You will not be eligible for any air-drops or perks from the HODL club while waiting to be approved. If you are eligible you can register for the club via the HODL website (https://hodl.canya.com/)

HODL OG for CanYaCoin long term HODLers

HODL Tier 2

Tier 2 HODLers can enter the HODL club with 2,500 CAN or more. They will be air-dropped 500k CAN tokens over 6 months at random intervals.

To enter Tier 2 you will need 2,500 CAN tokens or more. Once you have 2,500 CAN tokens you can apply via the website (https://hodl.canya.com/). You will then need to wait 45 days to prove you are a true HODLer before you are entered into the club.

CanYaCoin HODL Club - Tier Two HODLers

Notes:

  • Specifics of the CanYa HODL Club can be found at this blog.

We are now listed on Lykke, Gatecoin and Coinspot! 

On the back of a terrific few weeks of announcements, the number of exchanges that now list our token is increasing rapidly.  Exposure to prominent exchanges is a critical part of a tokens development and trading volume. This is why we are very excited to announce that we are now listed on Lykke, Gatecoin and Australia’s own Coinspot!

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This is a tremendous result for CanYa, and highlights the amount of work that our executive team is doing behind the scenes to drive the platform forward.  Many would not realise that the process of being added to an exchange can be quite arduous, and with good reason.  In order to ensure the integrity of the exchanges, tokens must be vetted in fine-detail to ensure that they meet the standards expected in metrics such as KYC and company structure.

CanYa, of course, is compliant with the standards of every exchange in the world.  However, this does not take-away from the due-diligence and work required to broker these arrangements.

Needless to say, we are chuffed with the progress and hope to announce more exchange partnerships in the coming weeks and months.

Asia-Pacific Meeting

CanYa was also represented by JP Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet-up which took place in Thailand. The trip itself was a whirlwind; both of the ideas presented and the compressed schedule. However, it was incredibly beneficial gathering, where CanYa was able to share our progress and hear ideas with the inner circle of Ethereum.

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The keynote speech was of course done by Vitalik, and he spoke about how some of the crypto-economic ideas used to build blockchains, could also be applied to make the internet “less broken.”

Also present were:

  • Managing Director of OmiseGo Vansa Chatikavanij
  • OMG Plasma Researcher David Knott
  • Head of Research at AlphaShisen Luo
  • Core Developer of MakerDAO, Niklas Kungel; and,
  • a host of other blockchain luminaries.

The meet-up was designed to promote technology exchange between Ethereum developers and community members, as well as an opportunity to get to know more about local Ethereum-based projects.

This was a great opportunity to hear about the progress of other projects in our corner of the world, but also a great platform for CanYa to update the community on the great strides we are making; specifically with the purchase of BountysourceuPort secure sign-in’s, the CanYa bot, and our platform search engine.

BountySource Update

After two months of hard work the CanYa team were happy to announce that Bountysource has been completely refreshed as step 1 of the exciting roadmap ahead.  Along with the UI/UX refresh, a number of fundamental behind the scenes issues have been improved and introduced to truly reclaim the crown as the biggest and best source for posting and completing coding bounties!

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The core functionality of the platform has remained the same.  However, huge efforts have been made to improve the user experience of the website by doing the following:

  1. Actively clearing the cash-out backlog, the majority of customers will now have their cash-outs
  2. Future PayPal cashouts should be processed within 48hrs
  3. Existing support tickets cleared and a commitment in place to answer future tickets within 1 business day
  4. 5 full time developers put on the team to reinvigorate platform and start executing new road map.
  5. New & modern UI/UX

With clients such as IBM, Facebook and Ripple already using the platform, Bountysource has huge industry backing and immense potential.  Moving forward, it is hoped that the changes made both re-engage the 48,000 registered users as well as offering more flexibility to complete bounties for companies and programmers alike.

You can follow the progress of our updates in real-time on the Bountysource github:  https://github.com/bountysource/core/issues.

So what’s next for Bountysource?

The CanYa team have huge plans ahead for Bountysource. Phase 1 is now complete and the team are now well and truly working in Phase 2. Our crypto portal is also underway which we are particularly excited about!

Phase 1:

  • Stand up dev & customer support team
  • Fix outstanding critical bugs and support ticket backlog
  • Refresh the platform UI/UX

Phase 2:

  • Fix remaining issues
  • Begin design and foundation work on cryptocurrency portal (Crypto bounties and smart contracting audits etc)
  • Integrate $CAN as a payment option
  • ‘Bountysource teams’ integration (collaborative bounty hunters)
  • Personalised profiles that can be cross ported to CanYa

Phase 3 & beyond:

  • Release crypto portal – crypto project bounties, smart contract auditing and much more (powered by the $CAN token) – Huge opportunity!
  • ‘Bountysource hire’ – ability to hire developers for short term contracts (ideal for development sprints)
  • Security bounties added

CanYa and CanYaCoin powering the platform that lets your work remotely like a digital nomad

Final words on the Bountysource Reskin

Bountysource has an incredibly strong brand name throughout the open source and development community. This identity and vision allowed it to grow the user-base to 48,000 passionate developers. CanYa is pushing this vision forward and adding a suite of new features to grow the platform’s use case into the future.

The move into crypto based bounties and audits is particularly exciting. This will make Bountysource a true cornerstone of the blockchain & ICO development process. This side of Bountysource will also be powered by the $CAN token to further its use case, real world application and volume. These are exciting times for Bountysource and CanYa and we are looking forward to having you all along for the journey!

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