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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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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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.

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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

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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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CanYa head to Asia-Pacific Ethereum Community Meetup

Asia-Pacific Ethereum Meet-Up

The event, which will be held in Thailand, is a meeting of the brightest minds in the Ethereum community including but not limited to Vitalik Buterin and core Ethereum project developers.

Also present will be:

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

The meet-up is 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.

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The event covers Ethereum-based technology training, use-case discussion, and development updates of various Asia-specific Ethereum communities.

CanYa’s Involvement

CanYa will be represented by our CEO JP Thor, as well as our Head of Community and Strategy Kelsie Nabben.

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

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In addition to the programming talent that will be in the room, it will also play host to noted investors in the region, and enterprise representatives in the blockchain space. It is certain to be a beneficial trip, and we will update in the coming days about what we have learned.

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CanYa Team Active in the USA!

CanYa Has Been Out and About in the USA

Throughout January the CanYa team has been very active! We have attended 3 of the  biggest Crypto Currency conferences in the USA! We have been out and about spreading the good news about CanYa, developing new partnerships and getting some awesome feedback about our action!

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First stop: Peer Summit, Powder Mountain, Utah

After being noticed during our epic ICO, CanYa was given an exclusive invitation to Peer Summit! Peer Summit is an invite-only weekend retreat for leaders, authors, change-makers, and blockchain founders to explore and shape the business and social impact of blockchain.

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Peer Summit

On the mountain the team spent time with some of the biggest and brightest minds in cryptocurrency and further strengthened CanYa’s quality relationships in the decentralized industry. The program included discussions on important topics such as decentralised governance, equality in Blockchain companies, and how to best spread the incredible power of blockchain to the global community.

Using the CanYa roadmap, we shared our vision on how to use block chain to add value to marketplace users in the global economic ecosystem. We emphasised the importance of the CanYa community to our local ecosystem and showed how we were setting the standard for creating value for people using decentralised platforms.

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Peer Summit, Powder Mountain

Next Stop: The World Crypto Economic Forum in San Fran, California!

2018 was the inaugural World Crypto Economic Forum (WCEF) held in the blockchain heartland, San Francisco, USA. The conference was headed by crypto currency OG, Nick Szabo, so we knew the CanYa team we’re in good company.

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The conference included important topics such as Decentralised Governance, Decentralised Economies, and radical value creation, which are all fundamental to CanYa’s vision of creating a completely decentralised Peer to Peer Marketplace of Services.

Whilst in San Fran the team met founders from influential blockchain companies such as Ripple, Civic and Orchid Labs. We were also fortunate enough to meet the team at Codex Protocol, who won the most innovative blockchain company during the pitch contest at the WCEF.

On top of all this CanYa was also able to find some new partners that can help accelerate the economic value to the CanYa marketplace. So Stay tuned!


BountySource

The Bountysource team were also hard at work in the San Fran Bay Area. Bountysource is now powered by CanYa and has a community of over 46,000 open source developers, able to build and support the crypto currency ecosystem!

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The team was out creating valuable relationships and interacting with local silicon valley based companies. These newly formed partnerships and close-bonds will help CanYa  to remain an important and influential brand in the crypto currency community.


Last Stop: The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Florida

The North American Bitcoin Conference is a huge conference dedicated to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and ICO’s. The biggest names in cryptocurrency all make the pilgrimage across the county for this event.

With fireside discussion and talks by Charlie Shrem and Brock Pierce, the event was a sell out. The conference played host to a tight-knit of quality networking groups and the CanYa team was right in the middle of it all.

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The CanYa team also took the time to check in with many of CanYa’s world-class advisors who were attending the event. The team met with Taotao He (Co-Founder at Titan Digital Asset Group), TDLR Capital and our brand new advisor, Sebastian Quinn Watson.

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Whats Next?

After 3 weeks in the USA, the CanYa team was feeling super fortunate to be active within a very strong and supportive cryptocurrency community. The relationships and partnerships formed in the USA has been immensely valuable to CanYa. We have been able to create the bonds by which we can spread the word about the big future that CanYa has within the cryptocurrency community.

It’s clear that CanYa has a quality brand name around the world and has received multiple invitations to upcoming conferences and private functions. With newly formed partnerships and bonds, CanYa has grown yet again, helping it power its vision into the future.

So from the team, thanks for reading, and keep in touch! We couldn’t do it without you. Please leave your comments below.

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