Dicker joined Po.et early last year and the project launched its proof-of-existence protocol on the Bitcoin mainnet in November, allowing it to hash claims directly on Bitcoin.
“As I say often, Po.et is special compared with other blockchain projects in that there’s not a devoted blockchain built specifically for our purposes,” Dicker wrote in a Medium post about his resignation. “Instead, we’re leveraging the fundamental concepts behind proof of existence, writing to the Bitcoin network and layering additional functionalities on top.”
Replacing Dicker as the lead of day-to-day operations at the project will be David Turner, formerly Po.et’s head of product. Turner has led numerous media startups, including Red Blue Media and PageLever, a Y Combinator program.
“I’m excited to lead our team and community the next phases of Po.et’s development,” Turner said. “Over the past 10 years, I’ve dedicated myself to building strong, technology-first companies, mostly in advertising and publishing. The current media landscape needs new business models based on a better web, built around reputation and verifiability. We made tremendous progress in 2018 and I can’t wait to keep that momentum going this year and beyond.”
Before joining Po.et, Dicker served as a vice president at The Washington Post. His return to the company marks a rare enterprise-to-crypto-to-enterprise transition.
Po.et was incubated by BTC Inc, which owns Distributed.com.