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dGen Blog

On our blog we share our latest announcements, insights from our research reports, news from our partners, and collaborate with industry leaders to share our perspective on emerging tech in the European landscape. Sign up for our newsletter to get notified when we publish new articles, or get in touch to collaborate.

The Future of Remote Workers' Rights, Europe 2030

Known for workers' rights and democratic systems, the EU has work to do to extend these protections to transnational remote workers at the same level.

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Jake
Stott
November 24, 2020

The Pillars of DeFi, 2020: A Series

DeFi proffers the next rewrite of financial services, potentially the greatest since the financial institution. What changes are here, and what are coming?

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Reid
Yager
November 19, 2020

How Your Career Will Change by 2030

Remote work is paving the way to multi-job careers and global hiring. How will this change over the next decade?

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Jake
Stott
November 17, 2020

How Technology is Shaping Our Cities with Alex Lovegrove

Alex Lovegrove, our UK Ambassador, spoke about how Human Geography and technology are intertwined - and why it's so important to developing cities.

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Akash
Sinha
November 12, 2020

The Remote Work Revolution with Ingrid Ødegaard of Whereby

Work is changing rapidly, thanks to advances in technology and communication. What possibilities in remote work are possible after Covid-19?

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Evelyne
Buzziol
November 10, 2020

Innovation to Decision Making with Alessandro Rossi

Alessandro Rossi, dGen Fellow, explains innovation intelligence, talks finance, and gives the reason for his continued interest in distributed technologies

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Akash
Sinha
November 4, 2020

Decentralised Governance: A Lesson for Democracies

What can blockchain communities — and DAOs — teach democracies about governance?

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Maggie
Clarendon
November 2, 2020

Democracy Decentralised: Voting, Governance & Transparency

In light of the next US Presidential elections, we explored theoretical ideas and practical experiments to make our democracies more inclusive.

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Evelyne
Buzziol
October 29, 2020

Must-Read Research Reports, October 2020

We've picked the best emerging tech reports published in October to keep you busy, especially with nightlife restricted, and a bit more time for reaching.

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
October 27, 2020

The Path to a Digital Euro with Jonas Gross of the DEA

Jonas Gross teamed up with leaders in digital payments to start the Digital Euro Association. As a new member, we spoke about the goals of the DEA.

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Maggie
Clarendon
October 20, 2020

Remote Work in Europe, 2030

Covid-19 was a catalyst to remote work, revealing possibilities and hiccups at warp speed. How will remote work evolve in the next decade?

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Evelyne
Buzziol
October 15, 2020

Hunger, Health & Innovations from AI & Blockchain with Madhav Bhat

Madhav Bhat is an expert in technology and data. Now, as the dGen Fellow in Germany, he is lending his expertise to drive innovations in hunger and health.

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Maggie
Clarendon
October 8, 2020

Must-Read Research Reports -- September 2020

We've collected the best emerging tech reports published in September to keep you occupied as bad weather drives us all inside.

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Akash
Sinha
October 1, 2020

Connecting the Dots: Education to Drive Adoption with Ferry Tillekens

Ferry Tillekens outlined the different educational and exploratory projects he's involved with and their importance for equal footing in blockchain.

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Akash
Sinha
September 29, 2020

Fashion, Beauty & Emerging Tech with Jiya Sharma

We talk with Jiya Sharma, up-and-coming fashion tech enthusiast, about her passion for writing and the French Tech Ecosystem.

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
September 24, 2020

The Race for a Covid-19 Vaccination: Pharmaceuticals, technology, and the need for collaboration

What has the race for a Covid-19 vaccine revealed, and how can AI and blockchain technologies improve these systems?

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Maggie
Clarendon
September 22, 2020

Sparking Interest, Blockchain & Fellowship with Carlos Gómez

We spoke to Carlos Gómez about his entrance into the blockchain space and why he's interested in researching emerging tech innovation.

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Akash
Sinha
September 17, 2020

CBDCs and Economic Powers: Impact of a digital Yuan on the Euro

While a digital Yuan is meant to challenge the Dollar, it may pose a bigger threat to the Euro in the second spot.

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Evelyne
Buzziol
September 15, 2020

CBDCs: Geopolitical Ramifications of a Major Digital Currency

With the currency wars raging on, how will the Eurozone fare? And how will a digital Euro impact this?

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Maggie
Clarendon
September 9, 2020

Finance, Startups, and Driving Innovation with Dr. Estelle Brack

Dr. Estelle Brack, dGen Fellow in France, lends her insight on finance, startups, and what she is looking forward to.

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Akash
Sinha
September 3, 2020

Must-Read Research Reports - August 2020

Keep up with the latest developments in tech with our top research picks for August.

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Akash
Sinha
August 31, 2020

Taking dGen to the top of the European Tech Ecosystem with Tikshala Gothankar

Tikshala is our ambassador for the Netherlands. She gave us some insider information on her experience as an ambassador and her view of the ecosystem.

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
August 27, 2020

What is AI & How Can It Improve Healthcare?

AI is a rapidly evolving technology. We explore some of the different forms that AI takes, and how they can drive the future of healthcare.

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Evelyne
Buzziol
August 25, 2020

Launching our Fellowship Programme

Collaboration drives our research, and allows us to bring better and more grounded insights. Forming clear networks is our next step forward.

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
August 20, 2020

Supporting Blockchain Innovation in Europe with David Vatchev of R3

David Vatchev of R3 gave us some predictions for the future and further insights into DeFi at R3.

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Evelyne
Buzziol
August 18, 2020

AI, Privacy, and Genomics: The Next Era of Drug Design

Covid-19 remains a pressing problem. AI and genomics can speed vaccine and drug R&D, but we need better privacy first.

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Evelyne
Buzziol
August 12, 2020

The Changing Landscape of DeFi with Joel John

Joel John, blockchain analyst, answers some of our questions about the future of DeFi, especially as blockchain-solutions begin to see wider adoption.

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Maggie
Clarendon
August 4, 2020

The Future of DeFi with Marc Zeller of Aave

Marc Zeller, long-time Ethereum enthusiast, weighed in on the future of DeFi and Aave, an opensource DeFi protocol.

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Evelyne
Buzziol
July 29, 2020

Decentralised Finance: The Next 5-10 Years of Innovation

DeFi has grown tremendously in its 2 years of existence. We spoke with industry leaders about their expectations and necessary steps for mass adoption.

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Akash
Sinha
July 21, 2020

Decentralised Finance: Usecases & Risks for Mass Adoption

DeFi has seen substantial evolution over its 2 years in existence. Our report looks at the current landscape and the coming 10 years.

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Evelyne
Buzziol
July 16, 2020

What's Next for dGen

dGen is now just over a year old, and while it’s been an incredible year, we have plans to expand our scope to the convergence of tech.

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Jake
Stott
June 10, 2020

The Future of Fashion Tech Isn't a Sexy Jet Pack...It's Sustainability

Luxury fashion hasn’t changed much over the centuries, but fashion tech promises to change this. What will this future look like?

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Maggie
Clarendon
June 3, 2020

Shaping the Future of Crypto Valley with Emi Lorincz

What's next for blockchain and the CVA in Switzerland? dGen Co-Founder, Jake Stott, spoke with CVA Board Member, Emi Lorincz, to find out.

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Jake
Stott
May 29, 2020

How Lockdowns Are Allowing Us to Revolutionise Urban Mobility

Today, we kick off a series of blog posts in collaboration with our friends at the Swedish micro-mobility company Voi about the future of mobility.

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Christoph
Egels
May 15, 2020

Made in Italy: Safeguarding Artisans from Counterfeiters

Italy is at the centre of luxury fashion, but this heritage is threatened by counterfeiting. How can technology make a difference?

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Maggie
Clarendon
May 14, 2020

Must Read Blockchain Reports — April 2020

A review of the top research reports in the emerging tech landscape. This is our guide to staying informed on the latest research in the ecosystem.

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
May 5, 2020

Launching our Ambassador Programme

In an effort to expand our network across Europe, we're kicking off our Ambassador Program.

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
April 29, 2020

Europe’s Mining Opportunity: Bitcoin Halvening 2020

Insights from some of Europe's top miners on what's next for the industry in light of the 2020 Bitcoin Halvening.

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Maggie
Clarendon
April 28, 2020

Are CBDCs the end of the Euro?

Some member states of the EU are pushing forward faster in the race to release a CBDC than the ECB. But, what could this mean for the future of the Euro?

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Maggie
Clarendon
April 21, 2020

Fundraising Advice in 2020 — Part Two

This continues the advice from top blockchain investors in Europe. In part two, we asked for advice for startups who have already received funding.

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Jake
Stott
April 15, 2020

Fundraising Advice in 2020 — Part One

2020's volatile start in Q1 has left many new companies wondering how they should carry on. In this post, we've reached out to some of the top VC's in Europe to get their insights for startups looking for fundraising.

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Jake
Stott
April 9, 2020

CBDC: Considerations for the Digital Euro

With a race to develop a Central Bank Digital Currency breaking out between different countries, there is extra pressure on global economic powers. However, the Euro, as a diversified bloc, demands extra consideration. Our latest report investigates just that, the special issues and allowances that a digital Euro could provide.

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Jake
Stott
April 8, 2020

The Netherlands: Where Blockchain is More Than a Just Buzzword

The Netherlands has some interesting initiatives, a decent fiscal situation for traders, but needs better regulations to nurture startups

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
March 2, 2020

Crypto Island: An Uncertain Future for Blockchain

Malta is a pioneer in regulations and cryptocurrency tax, but there is very little startup presence.

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Maggie
Clarendon
February 28, 2020

UK: Brexit shakes the blockchain ecosystem, but DeFi offers a saving grace

UK is a stronghold for DeFi, with access to talent and funding, but needs entreprise adoption and inclusive regulation.

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Francisco
Rodríguez Berenguer
February 27, 2020

France: Second in European Blockchain Ecosystem

France had the second-highest score in Europe for clear regulations and a healthy startup scene. However, like other countries in need of better funding.

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Maggie
Clarendon
February 26, 2020

Germany: Europe’s Blockchain Startup Base

Germany has by far the most startups, but there is little enterprise involvement and an unfriendly fiscal situation that leave room for improvement.

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Maggie
Clarendon
February 25, 2020

Switzerland: Europe’s Leader in Blockchain

Switzerland is a world leader for capital and regulation, attracting businesses and foundations. There is, however, a smaller local community.

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Maggie
Clarendon
February 24, 2020

Reviewing the European Blockchain Ecosystem

Tackling a pan-European overview of the blockchain ecosystems was a daunting task. Here's how we did it.

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Nick
Dijkstra
February 18, 2020

Launching the ‘Blockchain in Europe 2020 Review’

We compiled the first full report of the European blockchain ecosystem. This report is an overview of Europe's most notable blockchain communities.

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Jake
Stott
February 18, 2020

One App to Rule Them All

Public transit apps have flooded the market. Are multimodal transit apps and an open source blockchain protocol the solution?

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Maggie
Clarendon
February 10, 2020

Building the Decentralised Smart City

Making public transit a viable alternative to cars is important for our cities. How can blockchain enable opportunities for improving mobility?

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Maggie
Clarendon
January 24, 2020

Can Decentralised Public Transport Be the Answer to Climate Change?

Germany wants to reach its CO2 emission targets by improving public transportation. What role can blockchain play in making it a better alternative?

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Maggie
Clarendon
December 18, 2019

Smart Cities: Improving Mobility in Berlin Through Decentralisation

The Paris Agreement set CO2 emission targets that many cities are struggling to reach. How can decentralisation help urban mobility achieve these goals?

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Nick
Dijkstra
December 13, 2019

Are Social Media Fact-Checkers the Solution to Fake News?

Fake news around elections had many social media platforms deployed "fact-checkers", but have they really been effective, and what other options remain?

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Maggie
Clarendon
December 3, 2019

Five Things You Can Do to Avoid Fake News

Brexit and the 2016 US Presidential elections showed us that social media is rife with fake news. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Maggie
Clarendon
November 25, 2019

Fake News in Light of Brexit

The role of fake news in the 2016 Brexit referendum is still unclear. We reviewed this, and the role of blockchain technology in reducing this.

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Maggie
Clarendon
November 21, 2019

Lessons From Brexit: How To Protect EU Citizens From Fake News

Our latest report reviews how fake news surrounded the 2016 EU membership referendum and how blockchain can contribute to solutions.

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Nick
Dijkstra
November 14, 2019

We’re on the verge of a decentralised generation

After Gen X, characterised by big societal shifts, Gen Y, and the digital native Gen Z, what’s next for the decentralised generation.

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November 14, 2019