What is Po.et?
Po.et(POE) is a blockchain in development that’s focusing on giving authors and content creators proper recognition for their works(obviously this attracts writers like myself).
What’s So Special About It?
With plugins developed and integrated for almost every CMS(Content Management System), a simple WordPress, Joomla, or etc, article(like this one) can be instantly added into the ledger and stamped with both the time, and authors name upon publication.
“Using Po.et, you can generate immutable and timestamped titles for your creative works and register your assets to the Po.et network. Because the network is decentralized and secured by the blockchain, the metadata attribution remains safe, verifiable and immutable.” – Po.et home page, 2018.
If you want, you can either make your content free to redistribute and use, or charge a licensing fee. The payment, and release of the license is all handled within the blockchain… Which is where the beauty lies. Not only is it a licensing system, it’s also both a license sales, and payment system bundled into one amazing package.
“Po.et uses cryptography to give both publishers and content creators the tools to automate the licensing process without relying on third parties. Choose from a preexisting license or create your own terms and automate the payments, transfers and issuance of licenses.” – Po.et home page, 2018.
Sounds pretty cool right? But, what about it’s…
As you may have already known(or do now), a blockchain’s success is highly dependent on both the size, and ambition of the development team.
A single unmotivated developer can only accomplish a certain amount of completion, so it’s important for a successful blockchain to have a full team of ambitious and inspired devs working on the project.
Po.et is currently composed of nine “Core Developers”, and a plethora of “Advisers”. They claim to always be looking for more help and support, and seem to have an incredible thrive towards making Po.et become a mass adopted reality.
Does Po.et have any partnerships?
Personally I believe the biggest and most impressive one here, is Jaxx. Having at least one big known, and adopted wallet is key to ensuring proper adoption… Which I look forward to seeing with $POE and Jaxx.
What’s To Come?
Po.et has just recently released their official WordPress(CMS used by over 30% of the web) plugin, and in conjunction plan to release the license marketplace this month which will allow you to purchase licenses from authors and whatnot automatically.
They also plan on implementing a license sharing tool which will redistribute the license funds to multiple authors, instead of a single one. This will prove useful with bigger documents, like Whitepapers, for example. At the moment, this release is planned for July.
Once the year has passed, there will be additional support for Ebooks in 2019, then more to come from there.
Po.et is an amazing new blockchain in the works that plans on solving the issues with licensing and giving authors the proper credit they deserve. In the end, it’s main attractive feature will be “Automated License/Ebook Sales and Distribution” for content writers around the globe.
It’s development team is large, proud, and stable… With an incredible amount of activity on their public GitHub.
I’m excited to see what happens with $POE, as it obviously solves the problem that I suffer from on a daily basis(authors using my content, without referencing or providing sources).