Bitkom e.V.

German Association for Digitalization & the Digital Economy

About Bitkom e.V.

Bitkom e.V. is Germany’s digital association. Founded 1999 in Berlin, the association especially advocates for the digitization of society, economy and public administration. Firstly, it commits to the faster development of gigabit networks and digital infrastructure. Secondly, Bitkom supports the modernization of the educational system, policies for data protection and cybersecurity, disruptive technologies and data-driven business models.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, it focuses on establishing Germany as a European and global driver of digital change. Moreover, a strong European digital policy and a fully integrated digital single market are both priorities of Bitkom.

This association represents more than 2.700 companies belonging to the digital economy. Among the 2.500 members are around 500 start-ups, 1000 SMEs and all global players. All of which provide either software, telecommunications and internet services, hardware and consumer electronics, digital media services or are affiliated in another way with the digital economy.

Furthermore, according to the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Bitkom members generate revenues of an estimated EUR 190 billion with their IT- and telecommunication services. Additionally, they employ more than 2 million people in Germany.

As Germany’s association for digitalization and the digital economy, Bitkom e.V. addresses questions and topics in the areas of:

  • digital transformation in all sectors,
  • education and work,
  • data privacy and security,
  • tech and software,
  • startups,
  • politics and law, and
  • management and SMEs.

Bitkom e.V. is an independent, non-governmental association under German law.

Our engagement

Digital Assets Custody and its parent company DLC Distributed Ledger Consulting GmbH contribute to Bitkom e.V.’s work through its working group on Blockchain technology since 2020.

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