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Our research

We're developing a range of research and insight services designed to help you understand the decentralised generation.

REPORTS

Research and insight reports

dGen is based in Europe where we work with a global network of researchers and industry players that fuel the market intelligence we distill in our reports.  Our members share their market insights, but also contribute to the report publication schedule, participate in events, and support our overarching goal of navigating the strategic opportunities and implications that blockchain technology and decentralisation will have on society and key industries.

Our multi-disciplinary research lens comes from fields such as data and crypto-economic sciences, founders and digital specialists, corporate innovation departments and government. Our researchers collect data from a variety of public and private sources to condense their findings in our industry reports.

We aim to catalyse innovative forward thinking focused on the adoption of decentralised technologies in Europe; as such dGen invites our members and the global research community to participate by submitting research proposals, or commission a (private) report.

On this page you can find topics of research interest, ideas can build on these or propose new areas to consider.

Published Reports

dGen Annual Report - 2021

Q1 2021

In our Annual Report 2021, we take a look back at the work we’ve done over the last year as we prepare for the next year. While our research and analysis lent to a foundation for emerging tech that furthers social services for all European society, we want to revamp our efforts with greater focus on how to create thriving communities, discussions, and research into tech for social good.

Tax Harmonisation in the EU: Intelligent Tax Administration

Q4 2020

This report explores the potential of emerging data solutions to improve taxation and increase harmonisation across the EU single market. With new blockchain and AI solutions, the EU could simplify tax collection and compliance. Meanwhile, increased tax harmonisation and support for the economy are more necessary than ever, as we recover from the fallout of the 2020 pandemic.

Democracy Decentralised: Voting, Governance & Transparency

Q4 2020

This year’s pandemic compromised the natural course of democratic elections globally, stressing common pre-existing issues. Elections, providing measures to minimise risk, had lower voter turnout compared to previous years, but those who postponed elections put the very core of democracy at risk. All of this highlights the need for an online voting system to run in tandem with traditional voting options. We explore what's available and what's possible.

Remote Work in Europe, 2030

Q4 2020

Home office and remote work have entered our lexicon and thoughts at an unprecedented rate. But, as most of the conversations focus on how remote working looks today, we explore how a large scale shift to telecommuting might change our lives in Europe by 2030.

CBDCs: Geopolitical Ramifications of a Major Digital Currency

Q3 2020

The launch of a major economies’ CBDC is imminent. Looking at the current landscape of global financial powers, this report delves into how a major digital currency - namely a digital Yuan - will change this. How necessary is a European CBDC, and what changes might it bring?

AI, Privacy, & Genomics The Next Era of Drug Design

Q3 2020

This report analyses recent developments in both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and drug R&D. The combination of Machine Learning (ML) and genomics offers to improve our system for treatment development. Yet, the issue of genetic data access and privacy remain. Our latest report focuses on the latest in privacy-first AI. Blockchain is further proposed to create a decentralised and auditable biobank network.

Decentralised Finance: Usecases & Risks for Mass Adoption

Q3 2020

This report explores current developments in Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and its emerging role as an alternative to the traditional banking ecosystem, especially in Europe. By delving into the potential risks and future evolutions of the DeFi economy, the current progress and necessary steps are evaluated to ensure this blockchain-based finance system sees the same level of security the traditional market has.

Made in Italy: Safeguarding Artisans from Counterfeiters

Q2 2020

The Made in Italy label is renowned for its quality. The label, and specifically the artisans behind it, have been instrumental in shaping how luxury fashion is produced. However, in recent years, artisan numbers have been dropping rapidly - threatening the entire label.

The Italian government has allotted €15 million to develop blockchain and other technology solutions to protect the label. This report evaluates several areas in which blockchain can be employed to protect the entire industry - from large brands to small artisans.

CBDC: Considerations for the Digital Euro

Q2 2020

CBDCs present unexplored potential in the future of financial services. We reviewed various technical and societal considerations through a Euro specific lens when releasing a CBDC. While the full benefits and concerns for such a nascent technology are difficult to foresee, we have attempted to include the most important factors to keep in mind while deciding if a CBDC is necessary and when designing a digital Euro. 

Blockchain in Europe 2020 Review

Q1 2020

Blockchain ecosystems have popped up throughout the world over the past 5 years. With most attention focussed on developments in the US and Asia, what does the current landscape look like in Europe? Blockchain in Europe 2020 Review is your annual guide to the largest blockchain ecosystems in Europe with contributions from local participants.

Smart Cities: Improving Mobility in Berlin Through Decentralisation

December 2019

European cities struggle with meeting their future Paris Accord benchmarks for CO2 emissions and the EU nitrogen oxide limits for clean air. We look at how decentralised solutions could help cities better achieve their climate targets, combat the strains of urbanisation and boost public or green transportation options.

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

November 2019

We've looked into the 2016 referendum and its subsequent and ongoing fallout to understand how Brexit shaped our post-truth world. Blockchain technology is known to minimise the need for trust and offering immutability of data; could these two aspects help mitigate the influence of disinformation?

Scheduled Reports

The Remote Work Revolution

Scheduled

Q3 2020

CBDC: Global Implications of a Digital Euro

Scheduled

Q3 2020

Call For Proposals

Decentralisation of Supply Chain Management

Call for
proposals

Implementations of Smart Contracts in Law & Legislation

Call for
proposals

Automation and Decentralisation of Agriculture

Call for
proposals

Transportation: the Autonomous Economy

Call for
proposals

Sports and Live Entertainment: Industry Tokenisation

Call for
proposals

Voting and Blockchain Governance Initiatives

Call for
proposals

Decentralised Fundraising for Startups and Financial Products

Call for
proposals

Blockchain Applications in Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Call for
proposals

Consumer Data Protection and Privacy

Call for
proposals

State of Blockchain: Global Developments

Scheduled for release

Insurance Applications of Smart Contracts

Call for proposals