ROADMAP

The Po.et Roadmap

Po.et is a shared, universal ledger designed
to track ownership and attribution for the world’s
digital media assets.

  1. Pre-Dawn

    1. Bitcoin Whitepaper
      Satoshi realeases Bitcoin and, amidst the flurry of excitment, many see the platform as having potential beyond financial applications. The first message is inscribed into the "genesis block."
    2. Proof of Existence 1.0
      Manuel Araoz creates one of the first non-financial blockchain applications: a website where users can upload a document and hash it into the Bitcoin blockchain.
  2. The Genesis

    1. Original Idea for Po.et
      A team at Bitcoin Magazine, the birthplace of Ethereum, brainstorms a platform to timestamp and tokenize published articles.
    2. Joining BTC Labs
      Po.et joins BTC Labs, an incubator for blockchain technology projects run by BTC Inc.
    3. Initial Kickoff
      The Po.et team meets in the U.S. to outline the initial architecture of the network.
    4. Seed Funding
      The Po.et team travels to Shanghai to meet with investors and raise seed capital to pave the way for "The Future of Media."
    5. Development Team Grows
      Lautaro Dragan and Álvaro Crespo join the Po.et team to develop the Alpha release.
    6. Colombia
      Development team spends a month together in Colombia to kick off the Alpha release development cycle.
    7. LTB Partnership
      BTC Media acquires Let's Talk Bitcoin and converts existing LTB token balances to Po.et tokens.
    8. The Po.et Authenticator App Enters Beta
      The Po.et Authenticator App enters the App Store to provide secure identity solutions.
    9. Po.et Foundation Established
      The Po.et Foundation is established in Singapore.
    10. Blockchain Proofs Recognized
      The State of Arizona recognizes that electronic signatures using blockchain technology and smart contracts are valid, legal contracts and records.
    11. Po.et Officially Revealed
      The Po.et publisher tool is unveiled at the Maven Media Summit in Seattle, Washington.
    12. Jeff Garzik Joins Advisory Board
      A Bitcoin Core developer, Garzik comes on board as technology advisor to Po.et.
    13. Konstantin Richter Joins Po.et
      A veteran of the media industry, Richter brings many years of experience to a business development role, engaging publishers for Po.et.
    14. Jaxx Announced as Custodian Partner
      Jaxx, a leading digital asset wallet, signs on to become a wallet provider for the Po.et token.
    15. Po.et Raises $1M
      Po.et raises $1 million in funding from angel investors and strategic partners.
  3. The Rosetta Era

    1. Po.et Testnet Goes Live
      Po.et launches a public testnet with initial alpha partner Bitcoin Magazine.
    2. First Publishers Integrate Po.et
      Coin Speaker, the Merkle and other publishers join Po.et as alpha partners.
    3. The Po.et Token Sale Begins
      The Po.et token sale begins, with a goal of raising $10 million to further develop the platform.
    4. Integrate With CMS Platforms
      Po.et integrates with existing CMS platforms such as Wordpress using an open API.
    5. Standard Metadata Schema
      Using existing Schema.org data, Po.et will support a standardized metadata format for digital assets.
    6. Version Control and Edit Logs
      Publishers and readers will be able to view different versions of assets through time, each with an immutable timestamp.
    7. Po.et Authenticator App Launches
      The Po.et Authenticator App will allow users to sign digital transactions and view porfolios.
    8. Identity Management
      User profiles and multi-signature permission for access and control of assets on the Po.et network.
  4. The Guttenburg Era

    1. Licensing Marketplace
      Po.et will support custom content licenses, in addition to Creative Commons and other industry standards.
    2. Revenue Sharing
      Multiple owners for a digital asset can share in the profits and licensing revenue from that asset.
    3. Payment Channels
      Payment channel support will enable frictionless and instant micropayments.
    4. Asset Marketplace
      The Po.et content marketplace launches with 20+ integrated publishers.
    5. Immutable Portfolio
      This feature will enable content creators to maintain an immutable record of digital assets across different publications.
    6. E-book Registry
      Po.et's standard e-book metadata format will provide a less costly, open system for e-book publication similar to today's ISBN codes.
  5. The Alexandria Era

    1. Image and Video Support
      While Po.et only supported written content initially, the platform now supports adding graphics to the network.
    2. Open, Decentralized Marketplace
      Po.et will open the digital media asset marketplace to all content creators, publishers, editors and other interested parties.
    3. SEO Liquidity
      Using Po.et, publishers have a transparent price discovery tool to effectively "liquidate" their SEO value for some time interval.
    4. Po.et App Platform Launches
      Developers are able to build and deploy smart contracts and other DApps that interact with the Po.et network.
    5. Audio Support
      Users can now register sound clips, podcasts and music to the Po.et platform.
    6. Reputation System
      Po.et will integrate a reputation and dispute resolution system to combat spam or fraud on the network.