A new operating system for organisations, called Backfeed, aims to enable "large-scale, free and systematic cooperation between thousands of people without the coordination of any central authority".
It is founded upon a peer-to-peer evaluation system, based on tokens that are recorded on blockchains. The tokens represent the perceived value of individual contributions to a community and enable the organisation to compensate accordingly.
This is part of a growing wave of ‘platform co-operativism’, in which businesses are owned and controlled by the services users themselves. It is evidence of the Sharing Economy coming to maturity, and the regeneration of co-operatives. It offers to enable networked organisations to scale, presenting a clear challenge to hierarchy and centralised decision-making.