CanYa Becomes Inaugural Member of JD.com’s Blockchain Accelerator
New York, NYC & MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — February 26, 2018 CanYa, the hugely disruptive tokenized marketplace for services, has been chosen as an inaugural member of JD.com’s newly launched accelerator program, AI Catapult, aimed at unlocking the transformative potential of startups demonstrating cutting edge talent in the blockchain space.
JD.com is China’s largest retailer, online or offline, and the world’s third-largest internet company by revenue. With more than 266 million active customers, JD is a direct seller of millions of brands from around the world and hosts a marketplace of more than 160,000 trusted merchants. The company, which owns and operates its own advanced nationwide logistics systems, has embraced AI and blockchain across its operations and seeks to facilitate the growth of this disruptive technology and its benefits, including increased security, transparency and efficiency.
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 benefit from JD’s international business development expertise as well as its immense marketing 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 international accelerator program beginning in March 2018. CanYa joins this accelerator along with five other disruptive blockchain companies, including Bluzelle, Nuggets, Devery and Bankorus.
“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, so to have their full support and backing is huge for our platform and the acceleration of blockchain technology” 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, customers buying furniture could effortlessly book a CanYa provider on checkout to construct and install it in their homes.
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 266 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.