Who We Are
dGen is a non-profit think tank for the responsible, inclusive, and accessible adoption of technology.
We believe that technological change has the power to transform the distribution of power, money, and ownership. We convene communities, technology users, and industry to discuss how technology can be a decentralising force in society and the economy.
We work with leading research institutions, companies, non-profits, and decentralised, open source projects. Our work includes analysis and insights on emerging technology trends across society and the economy. We conduct research and training on how to build accessible and inclusive products and help engaged communities push for change through technology. We are committed to raising awareness about how technology can decentralise traditional structures of power, money, and ownership.
Our work is guided by four impact areas. These impact areas drive our research programmes, community initiatives, and educational campaigns. dGen impact areas:
Inclusion and Access
New technologies, such as digital currencies and Web 3.0 applications, present a high barrier to access for many social demographics. Through the Inclusion and Access impact area, we focus on connecting projects and companies with communities that have traditionally been underserved by the financial system.
Money and Sovereignty
The role of sovereign, fiat money in the global economy is being closely examined by policymakers, citizens, and private industry. The Money and Sovereignty impact area looks at the emergence of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), the debate over private currencies, and the power of the nation-state.
Ownership and Identity
Digital identity and non-fungible digital goods stand to profoundly impact the digital world. The Ownership and Identity impact area explores social identity in the digital age, and the ownership and monetisation of your digital self.
Governance and Power
The Governance and Power impact area dives into decentralised systems and individual participation in society. What should we expect from individuals and users for sound governance of representative governments or decentralised systems?