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Below is our recent interview with John-Paul Thorbjornsen, CEO at CanYa:
Q: How did you come up to the idea for CanYa?
A: I’ve been in crypto since 2013 and very passionate about the idea of decentralised value transfer with no intermediaries. Myself and my cofounders always wanted to run our own technology company so we decided to launch a marketplace app back in 2016. With the development of Ethereum we realised the opportunity at hand to decentralise a marketplace and re-think how it could be built, developed and maintained. So myself and my cofounders set about building something that had never been done before – a decentralised serviceplace for the world.
Q: Why is now the time for a technology solution like CanYa?
A: Useful blockchain solutions are just coming into fruition now and there is still so much more to be built. We want to be part of that and help shape the future. People are also growing tired of intermediaries charging high fees, as well as losing their data in privacy breaches. We can do better than that now using blockchain tech.
Q: What is CANSend? Why is it so useful?
A: CANSend is a great dApp for sending multiple tokens at once. This is actually a highly requested feature and we built it because there were no other good solutions.
Q: You’ve recently announced partnership with ShareRing; could you tell us something more?
A: ShareRing are building a hyper-optimised blockchain for the sharing economy and we are very interested in working with them in solving the inherent problems.
Q: What is the gig economy and how is it changing the workforce? What’s CanYa’s role in it?
A: More and more people do not want to be enslaved to 9-5 jobs and work for themselves. Close to 40% of America’s workforce are now turning to the gig economy. We want to build a platform that they all can use.
Q: What is on the roadmap for CanYa moving forward?
A: Launch products that are great and help bring the benefits of blockchain to the world.
Q: Why is CANWork so important, and what problems does it solve?
A: CANWork is a decentralised serviceplace using blockchain technologies. It has its own token economy built into its ecosystem so it doesn’t need to make on-going revenue. As a result platform fees are incredibly low; just 1% compared to +20% of other platforms. Payments are made using blockchain escrows and cryptocurrency so it is fast, borderless has very low fees. Further, CanYa is built with the idea of self-soveign identity and data, so we don’t hold any user data. This means it is very safe and not vulnerable to data breaches.