Rocket.Chat a slack like competitor and is the “leading open source team chat software solution, installed on over 180k servers and counting over 10m users worldwide”. Founded in 2015 by Gabriel Engel, and initially funded $5,000,000 USD by US-based New Enterprise Associates Rocket.chat has won multiple prizes such as a 2016 Bossie Award for Best Open Source Application and first prize in the 2017 edition of All Things Open’s Startup Competition.
Rocket.Chat’s long-term vision is to replace email with a real-time federated communications platform and to establish a marketplace that will nurture app-building and offer services to enable businesses to be built using Rocket.Chat.
with the support of Tokenly Rocket.chat had quietly baked in support for Token-controlled-access with preliminary public build issued just before the beginning of the year; whereby ownership of a particular counterparty token could grant anyone using the platform access to a particular private chatroom in lieu of password.The feature was first publically announced here: https://rocket.chat/2017/12/27/rocket-chat-0-60-released/
Today the likes of banks, NGOs, startups, and governmental organizations can try the novel Token-controlled-access features- with a counterparty token granting authorization to private rooms on desktop, mobile or cloud-hosted server installations of the latest rocketchat client.