What is Po.et (A Guide for Beginners)

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There’s an old adage that constantly makes its rounds in marketing circles: on the internet, content is king. And it’s true. Content arguably drives everything online, be it written blog posts or articles, images or videos. This brings up many issues: how do you prove that you are the content creator or curator of something?; how can someone verify that it is factual and true?; how reputable is the source of information?; and so on. Po.et aims to help the end-user solve for these questions and more.

Over the last few years, we’ve released a lot of content around the technical nuts and bolts that power and make up our protocol; we’ve also had a lot of thought leadership from the team about where Po.et fits into content discovery, media, IP, and the web of the future, amongst other things. While many of these concepts make sense to those familiar with the technical fundamentals of blockchain, the road to adoption is never so cut and dry. One of the main goals of the project was to make the protocol completely open-source and available to anyone who wanted to use our code for their own projects. And we mean everyone no matter if you’re technically-minded or someone else who is just discovering Po.et and trying to understand how it can help you.

But before we can dive into just what Po.et is, it’s important to have a basic understanding of blockchain.

What is Blockchain?

According to the Coin Center, the one-sentence explainer for “what is blockchain” is the technology that allows “connected computers to reach agreement over shared data.”

  • True to the name, each blockchain maintains blocks, a growing list of recent transactions. Each block contains its own unique ...

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