Po.et is a shared, universal ledger designed
to track ownership and attribution for the world’s digital media assets.
Bitcoin WhitepaperSatoshi 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."
Proof of Existence 1.0Manuel 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.
Original Idea for Po.etA team at Bitcoin Magazine, the birthplace of Ethereum, brainstorms a platform to timestamp and tokenize published articles.
Joining BTC LabsPo.et joins BTC Labs, an incubator for blockchain technology projects run by BTC Inc.
Initial KickoffThe Po.et team meets in the U.S. to outline the initial architecture of the network.
Seed FundingThe Po.et team travels to Shanghai to meet with investors and raise seed capital to pave the way for "The Future of Media."
Development Team GrowsLautaro Dragan and Álvaro Crespo join the Po.et team to develop the Alpha release.
ColombiaDevelopment team spends a month together in Colombia to kick off the Alpha release development cycle.
LTB PartnershipBTC Media acquires Let's Talk Bitcoin and converts existing LTB token balances to Po.et tokens.
The Po.et Authenticator App Enters BetaThe Po.et Authenticator App enters the App Store to provide secure identity solutions.
Po.et Foundation EstablishedThe Po.et Foundation is established in Singapore.
Blockchain Proofs RecognizedThe State of Arizona recognizes that electronic signatures using blockchain technology and smart contracts are valid, legal contracts and records.
Po.et Officially RevealedThe Po.et publisher tool is unveiled at the Maven Media Summit in Seattle, Washington.
Jeff Garzik Joins Advisory BoardA Bitcoin Core developer, Garzik comes on board as technology advisor to Po.et.
Konstantin Richter Joins Po.etA veteran of the media industry, Richter brings many years of experience to a business development role, engaging publishers for Po.et.
Jaxx Announced as Custodian PartnerJaxx, a leading digital asset wallet, signs on to become a wallet provider for the Po.et token.
Po.et Raises $1M Po.et raises $1 million in funding from angel investors and strategic partners.
The Rosetta Era
Po.et Testnet Goes LivePo.et launches a public testnet with initial alpha partner Bitcoin Magazine.
First Publishers Integrate Po.etCoin Speaker, the Merkle and other publishers join Po.et as alpha partners.
The Po.et Token SalePo.et successfully raises $10,000,000 in tokens during the token sale.
Integrate With CMS PlatformsPo.et integrates with existing CMS platforms such as Wordpress using an open API.
Standard Metadata SchemaUsing existing Schema.org data, Po.et will support a standardized metadata format for digital assets.
Version Control and Edit LogsPublishers and readers will be able to view different versions of assets through time, each with an immutable timestamp.
Po.et Authenticator App LaunchesThe Po.et Authenticator App will allow users to sign digital transactions and view porfolios.
Identity ManagementUser profiles and multi-signature permission for access and control of assets on the Po.et network.
The Guttenburg Era
Licensing MarketplacePo.et will support custom content licenses, in addition to Creative Commons and other industry standards.
Revenue SharingMultiple owners for a digital asset can share in the profits and licensing revenue from that asset.
Payment ChannelsPayment channel support will enable frictionless and instant micropayments.
Asset MarketplaceThe Po.et content marketplace launches with 20+ integrated publishers.
Immutable PortfolioThis feature will enable content creators to maintain an immutable record of digital assets across different publications.
E-book RegistryPo.et's standard e-book metadata format will provide a less costly, open system for e-book publication similar to today's ISBN codes.
The Alexandria Era
Image and Video SupportWhile Po.et only supported written content initially, the platform now supports adding graphics to the network.
Open, Decentralized MarketplacePo.et will open the digital media asset marketplace to all content creators, publishers, editors and other interested parties.
SEO LiquidityUsing Po.et, publishers have a transparent price discovery tool to effectively "liquidate" their SEO value for some time interval.
Po.et App Platform LaunchesDevelopers are able to build and deploy smart contracts and other DApps that interact with the Po.et network.
Audio SupportUsers can now register sound clips, podcasts and music to the Po.et platform.
Reputation SystemPo.et will integrate a reputation and dispute resolution system to combat spam or fraud on the network.