dGen is a non-profit, independent research think tank. We explore innovative, independent work across a variety of issues in collaboration with researchers, academics, and open-source communities.
We exist to drive forward the idea of the decentralised generation in the global marketplace of ideas with a focus on the following topics: social media protocols, decentralised finance (DeFi), digital payment systems, decentralised identity, protocol governance, decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs), digital goods and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
We believe the world is changing and our goal is to supply independent thinking on how decentralism and decentralised technology can contribute to the future of democracy, capitalism, and our digital society.
Our work is guided by four impact areas. These impact areas drive our research programmes, community initiatives, and educational campaigns.
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.
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.
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.
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?