Michel Bauwens is the co-author of the upcoming report P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival: Towards a P2P Infrastructure for a Socially Just Circular Society on how shared perma-circular supply chains, post-blockchain distributed ledgers, protocol cooperatives and three new forms of postcapitalist accounting, could very well save the planet. He is also the co-author (together with Vasilis Kostakis and Alex Pazaitis) of Peer to Peer: The Commons Manifesto (2018) from Westminster University Press.

Casting a wider view as to the repercussions of distributed technologies, an interview with Michel Bauwens opens up questions as to the implications of how the technology changes the representation of value. As tokens replace fiat currencies, Bauwens looks forward to the capacity for new crypto-currencies to retain social and environmental values and in turn foster new models of exchange and the construction of sustainable ecosystems.