Convergence Stack
Convergence Stack

Convergence Stack

Blockchain is an exciting technology. But, outside of the financial sector (and even inside it), the greatest use seems to be from stacking this technology with other emerging technologies, such as AI, IoT, and more. This is where we talk about these potential use-cases and developments.

Jonas Gross on the Path to a Digital Euro

10 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments dGen

Jonas Gross and his colleagues at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center are at the forefront of programmable money and Central Bank Digital Currency research. We were lucky enough to have their insights in our recent report, "CBDCs: Geopolitical Ram...

What can blockchain teach democracies?

9 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments dGen

We all are probably at least aware of the disaster that was the US elections last week. With calls to stop the count and an outpouring of memes over ever delayed calls, it's clear that the US system is less than perfect. But, internet voting has long...

Top Research, September 2020

1 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments dGen

We've rounded up a list of the most relevant research in emerging tech. While the full list is more rounded out, here is my top picks relating to cryptos, CBDCs, and stablecoins. European banks have begun to dominate research, as they struggle to kee...

Geopolitical Ramifications of Major CBDCs

9 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments dGen

Digital currencies promise to change the landscape of our global financial systems. The on-going currency wars, in which China has bet on its Digital Currency/Electronic Payment (DC/EP) makes that clear. But, beyond the China-US split, what could the...

Finance and Startups with Expert Dr. Estelle Brack

3 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments dGen

We’ve been growing our expertise through our Fellowship Programme. Dr. Estelle Brack is a leader in finance, with a special focus on digitisation and ethical projects. She joined as our Fellow in France. We are thrilled to have her on board, especial...

Top Research August 2020

31 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments dGen

Looking to keep up with the latest research? Even though August tends to be a bit slower than some other months, we still managed to find some great research from the BIS, The Block, Deloitte, and more.  August's unofficial theme seems to be CBDCs, w...

What are AI's Contributions to Healthcare?

25 Aug 2020 1 minute read 3 comments dGen

AI is a complex topic, with debate even within the space as to what it is. However, there are multiple sectors in AI as well. Many of these different types of AI have use for healthcare, both customer facing and to help practitioners. As Yann Gaston-...

Innovation through Collaboration

20 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments dGen

At our core, dGen is a think tank, researching not only the current developments in technology, but also where this tech can take us and what the consequences of that will be. However, no one can know everything, predict the future, or see all of the...

Blockchain Innovation in 2020

18 Aug 2020 1 minute read 4 comments dGen

We spoke to David Vatchev, Venture Development Lead at R3. He gave us some great insights into building blockchain startups in 2020. As we just published our own report on DeFi, we also asked him to tell us a bit about what's happening in that sector...

Blockchain Beyond Covid-19

17 Aug 2020 1 minute read 6 comments dGen

People have talked about blockchain for a Covid-19 tracing app. But, what if we looked further into the future? What we need is a better vaccine discovery method. To do this, we need better and more secure data sharing networks at an institutional le...