Proof of Existence 1.0
Manuel 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.
Original Idea for Po.et
A team at Bitcoin Magazine, the birthplace of Ethereum, brainstorms a platform to timestamp and tokenize published articles.
Joining BTC Labs
Po.et joins BTC Labs, an incubator for blockchain technology projects run by BTC Inc.
The Po.et team meets in the U.S. to outline the initial architecture of the network.
The 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 Grows
Lautaro Dragan and Álvaro Crespo join the Po.et team to develop the Alpha release.
Development team spends a month together in Colombia to kick off the Alpha release development cycle.
BTC Media acquires Let's Talk Bitcoin and converts existing LTB token balances to Po.et tokens.
The Po.et Authenticator App Enters Beta
The Po.et Authenticator App enters the App Store to provide secure identity solutions.
Po.et Foundation Established
The Po.et Foundation is established in Singapore.
Blockchain Proofs Recognized
The State of Arizona recognizes that electronic signatures using blockchain technology and smart contracts are valid, legal contracts and records.
Po.et Officially Revealed
The Po.et publisher tool is unveiled at the Maven Media Summit in Seattle, Washington.
Jeff Garzik Joins Advisory Board
A Bitcoin Core developer, Garzik comes on board as technology advisor to Po.et.
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.
Jaxx Announced as Custodian Partner
Jaxx, 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.
Po.et Testnet Goes LivePo.et launches a public testnet with initial alpha partner Bitcoin Magazine.
First Publishers Integrate Po.et
Coin Speaker, the Merkle and other publishers join Po.et as alpha partners.
The Po.et Token Sale Begins
The Po.et token sale begins, with a goal of raising $10 million to further develop the platform.
Integrate With CMS Platforms
Po.et integrates with existing CMS platforms such as Wordpress using an open API.
Standard Metadata Schema
Using existing Schema.org data, Po.et will support a standardized metadata format for digital assets.
Version Control and Edit Logs
Publishers and readers will be able to view different versions of assets through time, each with an immutable timestamp.
Po.et Authenticator App Launches
The Po.et Authenticator App will allow users to sign digital transactions and view porfolios.
User profiles and multi-signature permission for access and control of assets on the Po.et network.
Po.et will support custom content licenses, in addition to Creative Commons and other industry standards.
Multiple owners for a digital asset can share in the profits and licensing revenue from that asset.
Payment channel support will enable frictionless and instant micropayments.
The Po.et content marketplace launches with 20+ integrated publishers.
This feature will enable content creators to maintain an immutable record of digital assets across different publications.
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.
Image and Video Support
While Po.et only supported written content initially, the platform now supports adding graphics to the network.
Open, Decentralized Marketplace
Po.et will open the digital media asset marketplace to all content creators, publishers, editors and other interested parties.
Using Po.et, publishers have a transparent price discovery tool to effectively "liquidate" their SEO value for some time interval.
Po.et App Platform Launches
Developers are able to build and deploy smart contracts and other DApps that interact with the Po.et network.
Users can now register sound clips, podcasts and music to the Po.et platform.
Po.et will integrate a reputation and dispute resolution system to combat spam or fraud on the network.