About the author
Michel Bauwens is the founder of the P2P Foundation, a global network of researchers on P2P and commons-based dynamics enabled by digital networks. In the summer of 2019, he co-wrote a report, P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival, which surveys three new forms of accounting that are emerging and enabled through the blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies, allowing a shift towards ‘cosmo-local modes of value creation’. In this modality, knowledge is shared globally through open collaborative systems that allow for massive mutual coordination of human productive activity. Their P2P Theory is based on a mutual transformation of commons-centric civil society, a generative economy that works for communities and nature, and an enabling state form, the Partner State, which supports individual and collective autonomy.