Blockchain-based registry Po.et releases API, developer tools
Po.et, a blockchain-based open universal ledger for digital creative assets, has released Frost, an open API and set of developer tools meant to allow content publishers and developers to more easily register creative works on the blockchain.
With Frost, users can interact with the Po.et Network with a basic username and password login, without needing to run a full Po.et node, a press release said. The API will enable new integrations and decentralized applications, including a WordPress plugin.
"Today's media landscape is fragmented and reliant on manual processes," Tyler Evans, a member of the Po.et Foundation board, said in the release. "At Po.et, we set out to build a simple, friendly platform that is intuitive for our users, but also enables ... developers to create innovative decentralized media applications."
Po.et uses hashing and cryptography to register digital content ownership on the blockchain, recording licensing and other terms in a fraud-proof way. Content licensing terms are enforced using smart contracts; content owners can choose from available licenses or create their own, the release said.