Bringing Marine Archaeology to the Blockchain

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Welcome to PO8

About PO8

PO8 is a blockchain ecosystem democratizing and decentralizing the marine archaeology industry. Our scalable technologies take ocean exploration to new heights in search of historical artifacts and treasures, and provide decentralized solutions for the registration, authentication, and transfer of the world’s most prized artifacts.

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Industry Challenges

Divided Community

Divisions and lack of collaborative framework between competing marine archaeology interest groups.

High Salvage Costs

Recovery expeditions can easily go into the millions, creating a barrier to entry feasible by only a handful of companies with resources.

Centralized Auction Process

Selling priceless treasures or artifacts can cost salvage companies, governments and other owners anywhere from 12 to 20% in sales commissions

The PO8 Solution


PO8’s contributions go beyond ocean exploration and promoting responsible commercial salvage. Our ecosystem ensures preservation of cultural heritage, responsible commerce of valuable artifacts and the creation of a PO8 Stablecoin.


The PO8 Foundation will be a custodial recipient of some of the discovered artifacts to be shared with the world to view through travelling exhibitions.


Our Historical Open Auction Platform (HOAP) is a decentralized auction platform ensuring responsible commerce of historical artifacts while providing a secure, transparent and cost effective place to buy and sell precious treasures.


The PO8 Historical Artifact Registry System (PHARS) creates a method to identify historical artifacts and certify their authenticity permitting government agencies, museums and organizations to register historic artifacts.


A portion of the recovered treasures such as gold and silver will be placed in the P08 reserve and pegged to the P08 token, resulting in token stability.



P08 decentralized applications provide a more scalable approach to the recovery and distribution of historical artifacts. Individuals, rather than corporations and governments, will be more instrumental in the search, preservation, exhibition and transfer of artifacts.
what is Mads

Maritime Artifact Data System (MADS)

For the first time ever, anyone from around the world can help in the search and recovery efforts of long lost artifact treasures. Simply participate and complete any of our bounty tasks and earn free tokens. Bounty tasks include but not limited to analyzing data such as sonar, magnetometer, geo mapping, historical records, weather patterns, video feeds and more.

what is Hoap

Historical Open Auction Platform (HOAP)

We’re creating a whole new way of transferring high value assets in a secure, cost-effective and transparent manner on the blockchain. Our decentralized auction is an open source platform, making it easy for anyone to get the most value for their prized possessions.


Government Artifact Auction System (GAAS)

The GAAS platform serves as a secure escrow service allowing governments, museums and non-profit organizations to register and authenticate artifact treasures to buy, sell and auction historical artifacts between one another. All users of the platform are validated to ensure they are government entities.

what is Phars

PO8 Historical Artifact Registry System (PHARS)

PHARS is a decentralized registry platform used to identify historical artifacts and certify their authenticity, through the creation of unique signature identifications that live in the blockchain indefinitely.



Registered and established Bahamian Corporation

Historical Research on Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas, PO8’s maiden exploratory mission

Q3 2017

Q4 2017

Granted Abandoned Shipwreck Salvage License by Government of The Bahama

Assign key advisors

Creation of PO8 Ethereum based smart contract and wallet

Launch private sale

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Launch pre-sale

Launch Crowd Sale

Exchange Listing

Begin development of MADS Wallet

Begin development of MADS Blockchain Algorithm Database

Historical data collection of charts, tides, hurricane and other natural disturbances

Submersible drones to collect structural and metallic underground anomalies

Satellite Imaging Data Collection

MADS Wallet available – beta version

MADS Blockchain Algorithm Database available – beta version

Data mining information collected

MADS token awarded to wallets

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Present to Bahamian Government area of interest for commercial salvaging

Exploratory submersible drones deployed

Salvage teams and divers deployed

PHARS, HOAP and GAAS Dapps available – beta version

Q1 2019

Q2 2019

Salvage teams and divers search

Continuation of data mining and readjusting area of interest

Salvage teams and divers search

Continuation of data mining and readjusting area of interest

Q3 2019

Project Team

Matthew Arnett

Chief Executive Officer

Rolf Bansbach

Chief Technology Officer

Raul Vasquez

Chief Marketing Officer

Claudio Bonifacio

Chief Artifacts Officer


Don Cornish

Ministry of Local Government West Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Frederick Arnett

Nature Conservancy
Nassau, Bahamas

Jin Jiahao

Leading Venture Capitalist Partner at Sequoia Capital China

Dingmi Gong

HangTang Wealth
Risk Management



Token Sale

Token Standard

Ethereum ERC20

Cost per Token


Total Hardcap

$30M USD

Total Soft Cap

$10M USD

Total Tokens


Available Tokens For Sale



Pre Sale

Min Investment 50ETH, 25% Bonus

Starts June 15
Crowd Sale



  • Development: 65%
  • Admin: 15%
  • Marketing: 10%
  • Inventory: 5%
  • Legal: 5%


  • Crowd Sale: 60%
  • Platform Reserve: 20%
  • Bounties: 12%
  • Team: 8%
Learn More


Download our latest Whitepaper to read more about PO8’s mission and contributions to marine archaeology.

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PO8 Chinese Whitepaper now Available

大家好!For our Chinese community, please click HERE to check our the Chinese version of our latest Whitepaper, version 2.0.

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Introducing PO8

Since last year our team has been working endless hours in different time zones around the world to make this day possible — the official launching of PO8.

Frequently asked questions

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    What is PO8?

    PO8 is a blockchain ecosystem making marine archaeology and treasure hunting more inclusive and decentralized. For the first time ever, people from around the world can participate in treasure hunting expeditions through the tokenization of search and recovery efforts. And, through our decentralized applications (DApps), PO8 provides secure, transparent and cost effective blockchain solutions for registering, authenticating, and transferring high valued assets.

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    What problems does PO8 solve?

    The main problems we solve are eliminating barriers to entry for people who want to participate in marine archaeology projects, and the decentralizing the distribution of recovered treasures.

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    Does PO8 have competitors?

    Currently PO8 is the first-to-market blockchain ecosystem bringing value to the marine archaeology industry. Our only indirect competitors would be traditional commercial salvage companies.

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    What makes you unique from other marine salvage companies?

    For starters, we want to provide an opportunity for anyone from around the world to be a part of recovering history. But what makes us even more unique is our collaboration approach to work with governments. PO8 has been working closely with the Maritime Affairs and Labour Department from the Ministry of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and has recently acquired an Abandoned Shipwreck salvage license. The acquisition of this license is a major milestone, considering licenses have not been issued for the last 18 years. The procurement of the license illustrates the dedication of the PO8 team to preserving the past and the Bahamas’ vote of confidence in PO8’s mission.

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    What is the difference between a PO8 and SILVER token?

    PO8 is a utility token that can be used to participate in our various decentralized applications, such as MADS, HOAP, GAAS and PHARS. The SILVER token in a sub token awarded to PO8 holders who take part and complete bounty tasks on our MADS application.

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    What if you do not recover any treasure, what happens then?

    In the event we do not recover any treasures, we will have built a blockchain ecosystem available for many other archaeological endeavors worldwide. The same technologies powering search and rescue for shipwrecks and buried treasures can be used for finding other lost objects and perhaps solving some of our longest unsolved mysteries.Our open source decentralized apps will also provide individuals and enterprises with more cost effective and secure ways of distributing valuable assets.

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    Can you mine PO8 or SILVER tokens?

    PO8 tokens cannot be mined. SILVER tokens can be earned by completing bounty tasks on our MADS application.

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    How can I buy some of the artifacts found?

    As a PO8 token holder you will be able to bid on recovered artifacts that are sold on our HOAP application.

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    Do I have to do registration and KYC?

    Yes, it is mandatory. Please make sure you register and provide all required KYC documentation.

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    Can I send ETH from an exchange address to buy my tokens?

    No. DO NOT use a cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase, Binance, Huobi or others. You MUST send from an ERC 20 compatible wallet such as MyEtherWallet, ImToken, etc.

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    What is the minimum investment?

    Private sale $250K USD, Pre-sale $50K USD and Crowd sale 0.1 ETH

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    How can I be part of the private sale?

    A minimum 250 ETH investment is required for the private sale. Please contact us directly at for more information.

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    Are all investors welcome to participate in token generation event?

    For the most part yes. For residents of the United States, we can only accept institutional investors. OFAC sanctioned countries are NOT permitted to participate in our token sale. For more information on OFAC listed countries please visit,

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    Which exchanges will PO8 be listed in?

    While we have no control of any decentralized exchanges listing the PO8 token, we will be talking with major centralized exchanges to list the PO8 token. For regulatory issues, we cannot comment on exact details of the exchange.

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    Do I need a special wallet for PO8 tokens?

    Any wallet supporting ERC 20 tokens such as MyEtherWallet, ImToken, etc.

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    What is your relation with the Bahamas Government?

    We are officially the first company to launch a token sale from The Bahamas and as a result of our vision to bring blockchain technologies to the country, we have been endorsed by senior members of government. Additionally, we are the first marine salvage company to receive an Abandoned Shipwreck salvage license from the Maritime Affairs and Labour Department from the Ministry of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in over 18 years.

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    How will you peg a portion of the findings to PO8 and what is the reason for doing so?

    Upon our first successful expedition a portion of the recovered treasures such as gold or silver will be placed in a reserve in order to bring stability to our token and liquidity for future expeditions and development of new blockchain technologies.