CanYa in inaugural online retail giant JD.com’s Blockchain Accelerator
New York, NYC & MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — February 26, 2018 JD.com is launching an accelerator program, named AI CATAPULT ACCELERATOR, (AICA), to unlock the ‘transformative potential of startups demonstrating cutting edge talent in the blockchain space’. CanYa, the hugely disruptive tokenized marketplace for services, has been chosen as an inaugural member of this accelerator along with five other disruptive blockchain companies, including Bluzelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol, Devery and Bankorus.
JD.com, often referred to as the ‘ebay of China’, is an online marketing behemoth with over 250 million customers. Over the past year the company’s innovative use of technology and vast logistics chain ensured a revenue of close to $50bn USD. JD has always been at the forefront of innovation and sees the blockchain and its integration into mainstream use as the key to a new age of cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction.
CanYa will be receiving the full backing of JD international business development, immense marketing / PR resources and vast network, including promotion through an extensive international marketing and PR push on behalf of JD and the program. The program will commence with a signing ceremony in NYC where JD is traded, and then the first cohort will then be guided through the 6 month international accelerator program from March 2018.
“This is a validation of CanYa’s business model and global disruptive potential. JD is one of the most significant technology companies in the world, to have their full support and backing is huge for our platform and the acceleration of blockchain technology,” said JP Thorbjornsen CanYa CEO
CanYa, being a truly international platform of services, will also be translated into Chinese and offer a number of possibilities for JD’s huge customer base. This includes a seamless ‘CanYa Widget’ for buyers to hire a local CanYa service provider relevant to their purchases. For example, someone buying furniture could effortlessly book a CanYa provider on checkout to construct and install it in their home.
The other companies in this first cohort include Bluzelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol, Devery and Bankorus who are also using blockchain technology to make a meaningful impact on the mainstream community.
CanYa successfully reached its funding goal at the close of its crowd sale in late December 2017 and was Australia’s second biggest ICO. The new, tokenized, and international CanYa platform is entering community beta testing ahead of schedule next month. The global Alpha release is scheduled for March. The $CAN token is instrumental to the platform and is currently being traded on a number of exchanges.
The CanYa team are incredibly excited to announce this news and look forward to the huge possibilities that JD and its 250 million users will bring.
CanYa is the world’s first blockchain-powered marketplace of peer-to-peer services that helps people find, book and pay for digital and home services. The CanYaCoin powers the ecosystem and will help accelerate the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency by providing a meaningful reason to spend cryptocurrencies on services.