Dock is a decentralized data exchange protocol built on blockchain that allows you to sync all of your networks and transfer data across everywhere you have a presence on the web.
Until now, as a consumer you have been forced to recreate profiles and rebuild your network every time you join a new platform. Valuable data that you willingly create and share on various networks is controlled and often monetized by these websites. In addition, maintaining all of the data and platforms where you have a presence becomes tedious, causing you to have out-dated information and missing potential opportunities.
Dock completely changes this by opening these networks and empowering you to truly own and connect all of your data across the web. As a result, Dock:
Puts you in control of your data - Dock gives the power back to you, the consumer, allowing you to manage and control which apps have access to your data.
Syncs your data across networks - any time you update your profile, add a new contact, or share an update, your data gets synced across all of the platforms connected to your Dock account.
Empowers you to be a participant in the Dock network - DOCK token holders are active participants in growing the Dock network by voting on new proposals for future development.
Starting with the Dock app
The Dock app serves as a connector between networks and apps online, allowing you to control how and where your information is used, and sync it across your different applications. The Dock App works alongside applications such as Remote.com and LinkedIn to allow you to manage data between all the platforms they use. The app is currently in alpha, so lookout for regular updates and announcements!
What Problem does Dock solve?
The internet has created incredible ways for us to connect, communicate, share information, and build online profiles. We use hundreds of websites and apps every day to perform everything from networking to applying for jobs, yet the activity and data we perform within these various platforms is privatized and controlled by these platforms. As a user, there is no way for you to transfer the data that you have created to other platforms, forcing you to recreate and constantly update every place on the web where you are active.
This problem is particularly prevalent in the professional world where individuals may have dozens of websites where they accrue a history and reputation, but there is no way for all of these websites to communicate and share a user's data between them.
For example, you may have thousands of connections on LinkedIn and receive dozens of endorsements from colleagues, but when you join a new networking platform there is no way for you to transfer this value that you have built up on your LinkedIn profile. As a result, you are forced to start rebuilding your profile from scratch which can take years.
This particularly affects freelancers who's reviews and work histories have a direct impact on their livelihood. Freelancers can have an incredible profile with top reviews on one platform, but if they decide to start working on another platform there is no way to bring that valuable history with them. This often forces freelancers to continue working on the platform where they already have a history rather than switching and starting over on a new website.
The inability to transfer data across applications can also lead to out-of-date information, not to mention having no idea which applications contain your data or profile.
Despite being the creator and contributor of your online data, you have no control over being able to share and transfer that data across applications.
Dock solves this problem by creating a decentralized protocol for applications to share and sync data, and puts you in control of which applications can access your data.