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A shared, universal ledger designed to track ownership and attribution for the world's digital creative assets
Risk: High
Aug 8, 2017
Sep 8, 2017
100% completed
$10 000 000
29% goal completed
Goal 66 500 ETH
Cap 66 500 ETH
  • 25000 POE
    1 ETH

About Po.et

Po.et reclaims value for content creators, publishers and consumers

Own Your Content

Generate immutable and timestamped titles for your creative works and register your assets to the Po.et network. Because it is decentralized and secured by the blockchain, the metadata attribution remains safe, verifiable and immutable.

Create and Issue Licenses

Po.et uses cryptography to give both publishers and content creators the tools to automate the licensing process without relying on any third parties. Choose from a preexisting license or create your own terms and automate the payments, transfer and issuance of licenses.

An Open Network

Providing an open network in a space that had always been controlled by third parties, Po.et builds a bridge between creators and publishers. Discover new content or verify authenticity, authorized through a truly transparent system of attribution.

How Po.et will change the way you license your digital content

Generate immutable ownership certificates and improve internal discoverability of digital creative assets. Seamlessly interact with a network of freelance content creators to significantly reduce friction in the publishing process.

Make your content discoverable with transparent licensing terms to a global network of publishers. Upload the definitive version of your work and update it in real time with the metadata hash.

Content Creators
Access a database of published and unpublished content to curate and license automatically. Discover metadata and originating information about digital assets and ensure authorized use and proper attribution.


- Aims to create the most institutional, globally-verifiable record of digital media assets
- A platform which simplifies the process for publishing, licensing and authentication of digital assets
- Enables value and trust to flow within the publishing and digital media industry between publisher, editor and content creator
- Proof of Existence, demonstrating data ownership without revealing actual data, document timestamping and validating document integrity

Technical Info

Technical details:  Ethereum ERC20 Token The source code:  The Po.et platform codebase will be released under the MIT License, ensuring that any network participant is able to extend and adapt the platform for its specific use cases Proof of developer:  Public team


  • May 2013

  • Proof of Existence 1.0Manuel Araoz and Esteban Ordano, Po.et CTO, create one of the first non-financial blockchain applications: a website where users can upload a document and hash it into the Bitcoin blockchain.
  • Proof of existence created

  • October 2016

  • Original Idea for Po.etA team at Bitcoin Magazine, the birthplace of Ethereum, brainstorms a platform to timestamp and tokenize published articles.
  • Poet idea formed and iterated upon

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  • November 2016

  • Joining BTC LabsPo.et joins BTC Labs, an incubator for blockchain technology projects run by BTC Inc.
  • Prototype development begins, hiring

  • December 2016

  • Initial KickoffThe Po.et team meets in the U.S. to outline the initial architecture of the network.
  • Alpha launch with foundation partners

  • December 2016

  • 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."
  • Beta trial with addi

  • January 2017

  • Development Team GrowsLautaro Dragan and Álvaro Crespo join the Po.et team to develop the Alpha release.
  • Token sale announcement

  • February 2017

  • ColombiaDevelopment team spends a month together in Colombia to kick off the Alpha release development cycle.
  • Pre-sale funding round

  • March 2017

  • LTB PartnershipBTC Media acquires Let's Talk Bitcoin and converts existing LTB token balances to Po.et tokens.
  • Public launch for publishers

  • March 2017

  • The Po.et Authenticator App Enters BetaThe Po.et Authenticator App enters the App Store to provide secure identity solutions.
  • Token sale begins

  • April 2017

  • 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.
  • May 2017

  • 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.
  • June 2017

  • 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 $1MPo.et raises $1 million in funding from angel investors and strategic partners.Po.et Testnet Goes LivePo.et launches a public testnet with initial alpha partner Bitcoin Magazine.
  • July 2017

  • First Publishers Integrate Po.etCoin Speaker, the Merkle and other publishers join Po.et as alpha partners.
  • August 2017

  • The Po.et Token Sale BeginsThe Po.et token sale begins, with a goal of raising $10 million to further develop the platform.
  • September 2017

  • 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.
  • October 2017

  • Version Control and Edit LogsPublishers and readers will be able to view different versions of assets through time, each with an immutable timestamp.
  • November 2017

  • Po.et Authenticator App LaunchesThe Po.et Authenticator App will allow users to sign digital transactions and view porfolios.
  • February 2018

  • Identity ManagementUser profiles and multi-signature permission for access and control of assets on the Po.et network.
  • April 2018

  • Licensing MarketplacePo.et will support custom content licenses, in addition to Creative Commons and other industry standards.
  • July 2018

  • Revenue SharingMultiple owners for a digital asset can share in the profits and licensing revenue from that asset.
  • September 2018

  • Payment ChannelsPayment channel support will enable frictionless and instant micropayments.
  • October 2018

  • Asset MarketplaceThe Po.et content marketplace launches with 20+ integrated publishers.
  • January 2019

  • Immutable PortfolioThis feature will enable content creators to maintain an immutable record of digital assets across different publications.
  • February 2019

  • 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.
  • July 2019

  • Image and Video SupportWhile Po.et only supported written content initially, the platform now supports adding graphics to the network.
  • August 2019

  • Open, Decentralized MarketplacePo.et will open the digital media asset marketplace to all content creators, publishers, editors and other interested parties.
  • October 2019

  • SEO LiquidityUsing Po.et, publishers have a transparent price discovery tool to effectively "liquidate" their SEO value for some time interval.
  • January 2020

  • Po.et App Platform LaunchesDevelopers are able to build and deploy smart contracts and other DApps that interact with the Po.et network.
  • February 2020

  • Audio SupportUsers can now register sound clips, podcasts and music to the Po.et platform.
  • April 2020

  • Reputation SystemPo.et will integrate a reputation and dispute resolution system to combat spam or fraud on the network.




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Konstantin Richter
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Lautaro Dragan
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Álvaro Crespo
Mobile developer
Max Bronstein
Media & strategy lead
David Bailey
Richard Titus
Steven Dakh


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