The Dock.io protocol is a dedicated de-centered data exchange protocol. The protocol is designed to incentivize the exchange of work experience, comments, and professional connections, and can be extended to include any type of shareable data. In addition, tokens can be used as a proposal and voting utility to guide the evolution and change of the Dock.io protocol. All tokens holders can submit proposals and vote on the changes and updates they wish to implement. The application receives tokens for data exchange. Users have absolute control over their data by using managed third-party services.