Po.et (POE) Into New Roadmap Phase, Hires VP of Engineering, Head of Product; POE Jumps Over 10%

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It seems that the startup blockchain project, Po.et (POE), has been busy finalising appointments and reviewing their strategic outlook across the Easter long weekend. The cryptocurrency market certainly appreciated the effort, with POE spiking by over 10 percent on Monday despite Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and almost all altcoins struggling.

Indeed, April 2 saw recently appointed chief executive, Jarrod Dicker, reveal two major personnel additions to Po.et, the open-source universal ledger designed to track ownership, attribution and the marketplace flow of the world’s creative assets through a never-before-imagined chain of value. This came as the Po.et CEO declared that the network had officially entered its next major roadmap phase, The Gutenberg Era.

Coming via this announcement, Dicker revealed “that we’ve found two key leadership hires.” First up was Eric Elliott, who will join Po.et as VP of Engineering. The announcement went on to reveal that, in addition to having authored an educational textbook on the programming of JavaScript applications, Elliott has past experience working on software projects for well-known companies like Adobe Systems, ESPN, BBC, and top recording artists including Usher, Frank Ocean, Metallic, and many more.

More specifically, the Po.et CEO shared that:

Eric has scaled multiple engineering teams to tens of millions of users and helped build Adobe Creative Cloud, enabling the successful transition from boxed software to the SaaS model.”

Further proving why Dicker was “beyond thrilled” to hire Elliott as VP of Engineering was the fact he also had past experience building “features that delivered music content for 500 thousand bands (acquired by YouTube).”

The fact that he “has [also] trained development teams for high growth startups and fortune 500 companies” suggests that Elliott will prove to be an invaluable addition to the Po.et team moving forward.

Coming as the second of two hired by Po.et on Monday was David Turner (Head of Product). Turner has a wealth of leadership experience in areas like publishing and adtech, including a role where he “led the development of the platform for managing one of the world’s largest influencer networks and was responsible for programmatic operations and revenue at Guff Media.”

Both Elliott and Turner are set to make an impact immediately, with Dicker revealing that they’ll “be taking over the reins to unlock the value of Po.et from a token perspective and find new ways to leverage the Po.et Network.”

More specificities will be divulged soon, per the Po.et CEO, after documentation is updated “in the coming weeks” re: both the Po.et Network’s roadmap and the use case of POE tokens.

It seems that $POE is something the two latest signings have already affected – spiking by over 10 percent not two hours after the announcement – for both they, in conjunction with the roadmap having entered The Gutenberg Era, is indicative of a hard-working blockchain startup.

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