Our manifesto

We believe that technology brought us on the verge of a decentralised generation.

This decentralised generation will grow up in a future shaped by different dynamics and technological developments. While many of these developments are in their early stages, focused on solving technical and legislative issues, we look at what decentralisation means for decision-makers and propose creative solutions. Our twice monthly insight reports focus on specific industries and use cases affecting European public sectors, society, and enterprises.

After Gen X, characterised by big societal shifts, Gen Y (better known as millennials), and the digital native Gen Z, the decentralised generation (dGen) will grow up in a future shaped by different dynamics and technological developments.

The rise and progression of technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and IoT (internet of things) are ushering in a new type of digital transformation. These developments will individually bring disruption to many industries, but combined they have the potential to disrupt nearly everything. It is at the crossroads where we expect our whole socio-economic fabric to change.

Blockchain technology in particular has been adulated because of its promise to transform our digital lives with transparency, trust and accountability. This is a tool that will likely fuel a new generation of platforms and systems, across industries where value and data can be moved and distributed. AI, IoT, and blockchain technology to glue them together allow for an unprecedented decentralised generation - a force of dedicated and motivated minds who see blockchain as instruments that could trigger change.

Meanwhile, most blockchain developments are still in the early stages; focusing on building solid products and exploring regulatory requirements that create a fertile yet safe environment for companies and investors. The industry’s focus is to solve the big topics right now, while we hear a lot of great ideas in the blockchain community about adoption. It’s time for those ideas to find a purpose and for the real decision-makers in the world to learn what decentralisation means for them.

"Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and blockchain technology to glue them together allow for an unprecedented decentralised generation"

dGen is a not-for-profit think tank based in Berlin, Germany. We focus on how blockchain technology can contribute to a decentralised future in Europe and what this might mean for people, society, private entities, and the public sector over the coming decades.

We are working with researchers and strategic partners to explore how decentralisation will shape our future. Two reports are scheduled for publication every month, focussing on specific industries to really drive ideas for adoption in Europe. We want the general public to start thinking about decentralisation beyond just digital currencies, and see the impact that decentralisation will have.

Our team and our creativity are inspired by a strong belief that through research and education, we can guide people, organisations and governments with the knowledge they need to build and thrive in a decentralised future.

We're currently open to expand our strategic partners in the public, private and blockchain sectors to support our mission in fostering adoption. If you or your organisation would like to get involved, please get in touch.