Dock aims to build a "high-performance distributed ledger to produce verifiable claims at scale". Put differently, Dock produces blockchain-anchored records.
Within the Dock network, there are four different stakeholders: (1) issuers who place orders for records to be issued, (2) issuing operators who execute order as they are placed by issuers, (3) validators who validate transactions in the network and participate in consensus finding, and (4) voters who vote on governance proposals and participate in consensus finding.
The platform runs on the Ethereum blockchain with DOCK tokens circulating as ERC-20 tokens.
One of the stakeholder groups, Dock token holders, voted in an on-chain governance process to migrate from Ethereum to the Polkadot network, where Dock plans to operate as a Proof of Stake parachain.