Polkadot parachains were first applied in 2022. We can see representative parachains in every field and have respectively been adopted in some very influential ways. KILT gets highlighted as one of the top 6 leading parachains as the decentralized identity parachain.
“KILT Protocol became the first parachain to accomplish a full migration from Kusama to Polkadot, marking a major technical milestone, and representing the first instance of a live blockchain migrating from one network to another.”
“KILT Protocol chalked up a significant milestone when it carried out the first full migration of a blockchain network from Kusama to Polkadot. Given that a number of large enterprises are implementing business use cases on KILT, a decentralized identity protocol, it was decided that a more stable network was required.”
In this episode Ingo Rübe touches on the evolution of the internet, digital identities, identifiers and the newly formed Polkadot Alliance.
“We have to protect the Polkadot name and make it possible for people who are building inside the ecosystem to have their intellectual property, in a way, protected," said Ingo Rübe.
A new community-driven self-governance board will develop and impose ethical standards for all start-ups in the Polkadot ecosystem. It will also track misbehaving teams offering solutions on Polkadot. Founding Fellows are Acala, Astar, Interlay, KILT Protocol, Moonbeam, Subscan and Phala.
Polkadot entities have started the Alliance to guarantee the criteria of excellence throughout the swiftly spreading ecosystem.
Ingo Rübe explains why digital identity is broken and what we need to do to fix it urgently. He also touches on KYC credentials and upcoming integrations and partnerships for Q1 2023.
Digital identity on the internet is fundamentally broken. Our data is scattered across the web, out of our hands and impossible for even the most security-conscious to track. This article is written by Ingo Rübe, founder and CEO of KILT Protocol.
In this Polkadot ecosystem newsletter, KILT is highlighted as the first parachain to migrate from Kusama to Polkadot.
Digital Identity: It’s vital that new digital identity solutions move identity out of the hands of the few and back where it belongs – with its owner, says Ingo Rübe, founder of KILT Protocol.
A digital identity is built on KILT by adding credentials to the DID. An off-chain DID can be generated for free via the Sporran wallet. Then it can be upgraded to an on-chain DID that is anchored on the KILT blockchain, enabling the use of additional services.
Polkadot-based NFT project Moonsama announced that it integrated SocialKYC on its Multiverse Bridge, allowing users to sign in using their wallets instead of usernames and passwords.
With the power of KILT’s decentralized identity, we can provide a superior UX than that of the RWA market without going through a rigorous KYC process.
KILT also recently released a new digital credentials system called Web3name (w3n). The credentials recorded serve as immutable addresses that can be accessed via the Polkadot ecosystem.
web3name is a new approach to describing one’s digital identity that is both personal and recognized. It is another part of making Web3 simpler to use and become available to everyone.
W3n doesn’t replace a wallet address but supplements it. One w3n can connect to several addresses. Though only one w3n links to one identity, one may create several identities – work identity, collator identity, and gaming identity – with a different w3name for each, which could also link to traditional media platforms.
Web3name makes Web3 easier to use and more accessible to all by providing a personal and recognizable way for people to represent their digital identity.
web3name is an application that can create custom names to allow the representation of digital identities. The names can be later linked to KILT addresses and the Polkadot ecosystem.
BOTLabs announced the launch of web3name, an application for creating a custom name to represent your digital identity, at Paris Blockchain Week.
KILT Protocol hit the news recently with the launch of its new DIDsign application, which provides a decentralized, private and secure method of signing and verifying files. With DIDsign, KILT is aiming to make online services safer and more convenient in the Web3 era.
Currently, the German federal agency (dena), DeBio Network, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy are using KILT Protocol to overcome the limitations of existing identifiers.
SocialKYC can be used to issue self-sovereign identifiers, establish on-chain DIDs, and connect “verifiable credentials” to the DID, allowing users to move across the Web 3.0 ecosystem without ever having to rely on a centralized intermediary or worry about data privacy issues.
Recently, KILT launched SocialKYC, the platform’s flagship product that offers a digital identity management solution that allows users to store and manage their personal information while giving them the power to decide which online services can access specific parts of their PII.
With DIDsign, a hash for the data could be linked with a DID to form a signature. The KILT blockchain would not store the signature on-chain, but only the DID.
Authtrail’s enterprise clients have systems, organizations and employees that would need DIDs. DIDsign streamlines the onboarding process for large enterprises since no knowledge of blockchain or DIDs is needed by the end user.
BTE, a company developing applications for the KILT Protocol, has announced a partnership with Authtrail a blockchain-powered data integrity platform. Through the partnership, BTE plans to integrate KILT’s decentralized identifiers (DIDs) into Authtrail.
KILT Protocol’s translation of real-life identity credentials to a digital realm offers Authtrail an additional level of veracity and traceability of the data. Authtrail’s enterprise clients have systems, organizations and employees that would need DIDs.
To ensure data provenance throughout the enterprise value chain, digital identities composed of Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials using KILT will be integrated into the data sources Authtrail works with.
Authtrail and decentralized identity platform KILT Protocol have announced a collaborative effort, with the former integrating KILT DIDs as it looks to improve on network trustworthiness and transparent data flows.
Authtrail and BTE (B.T.E. BOTLabs Trusted Entity GmbH), a KILT Protocol app developer, will integrate KILT DIDs into the Authtrail platform to improve data flow transparency and trustworthiness.
Data integrity platform,Authtrail, will integrate KILT DIDs into the Authtrail platform to enhance trustworthiness without compromising security. Essentially, all of the data sources that Authtrail uses will have KILT’s decentralized IDs and verified credentials.
By design, DIDsign serves a diverse range of use cases, both for individuals and enterprises. For example, researchers can use it to verify new research discoveries, doctors to sign and verify lab reports with colleagues in clinical settings, and developers to sign their software.
DIDsign could also be used by doctors to sign and verify a lab report with their colleagues, for example. Alternatively, a software developer could use the application to sign software – so if any changes are made to the code, users would be able to see the signature is no longer valid. Another use case might be signing contracts in decentralized autonomous organizations or the metaverse, where multiple parties are required to attest to something.
KILT Protocol, is one such project harnessing the power of DID and blockchain technology to give back users control over their data. KILT can be used to create a diverse range of DIDs for businesses, services, and machines that use identity verification.
A similar concept is the basis of KILT Protocol, which provides individuals with a way to prove their identity without revealing their personal information. KILT Protocol can also create identities for devices, machines, and services.
With SocialKYC, users can select which elements of their personal information they’re willing to submit to online services. What’s most reassuring is that, unlike traditional sign-in processes, SocialKYC forgets about the user as soon as their credential has been issued. So no personal data is stored, siloed, or shared with anyone.
Proving one’s identity through @social_kyc by proving control over socials, email etc. After the verification is done, SocialKYC will forget about the user and the credential. No personal data is stored, putting the user in full control.
Ingo Rübe, founder of blockchain-based identity network Kilt Protocol, noted that decentralized messengers need real-time relay and storage capabilities, as it is quite unrealistic for receivers to be online whenever someone sends them a text. “A possible solution would be to use random single blockchain nodes as relays, but it might be unreliable,” he admitted.
To utilize SocialKYC, a user must first establish a KILT identity via Sporran, a B.T.E. BOTLabs – developed browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome that serves as a gateway to the KILT blockchain.
SocialKYC as a decentralized identity service works differently from the traditional platform. According to the team, SocialKYC issues a credential to the user after giving them a simple task to verify their control of a specific account.
As we can all see, this system avoids the damage that actually handing over personal information can do, and uses credentials to affirm that a person is who they say they are.
SocialKYC issues credentials to users confirming the ownership of their email address or social media accounts after the user proves that they control the account.
B.T.E. BOTLabs, a subsidiary of BOTLabs GmbH, has launched the decentralized identity service SocialKYC, Invezz learned from a press release. The service enables customers to regain control over their digital data and is built on KILT Protocol.
SocialKYC operates on KILT Protocol, a blockchain initially developed by BOTLabs GmbH. Notably, KILT Protocol itself operates on the Polkadot ecosystem. SocialKYC uses the KILT Protocol’s wallet, Sporran, to store user credentials. That’s not all-the platform gives users total control over their credentials.
KILT has implemented a sophisticated decentralized governance protocol where the KILT coin-owning community determines the development of the project. Any coin owner can put forward any proposal, and others can then choose to second it by bonding coins. Proposals with the most seconds are automatically entered into a referendum for a full vote.
Earlier today, the two privacy-focused companies announced they are joining forces by integrating KILT Protocol-based decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials (VCs) into SpiderDAO’s decentralized network of routers.
KILT Protocol (KILT) has announced the launch of Sporran and Skateboard. Sporran is a browser extension that will function as a wallet for KILT tokens, while Stakeboard is the staking platform for KILT.
In a press release, the KILT team announced that it has reached the final step of decentralization. What is more, KILT will run through a system of governance in which KILT Coin holders take control and can suggest things to the network on which the community will have to vote.
After three years of research and development, BOTLabs GmbH handed over decision-making to the crowd wisdom of the large KILT community.
This ambitious milestone was accomplished by removing the Sudo Key module from the protocol’s architecture. Starting from today, all crucial upgrades will be discussed and approved by enthusiasts of the KILT community.
Polkadot and Kusama Parachains and their auctions get explained in this article. KILT Protocols gets highlighted as one of the projects which secured a Kusama parachain slot and is mentioned as one of the frontrunners in the first batch of Polkadot auctions.
KILT protocol approaches the issue of regulating trust by imitating the veracity of old-school credentials, such as passports and driving licenses, in the world of blockchain. KILT does this by providing a protocol for creating, issuing, and verifying digital credentials, with the focus on supporting business models that require mediation of trust.
In this article the author explains the current problems of the Web 2.0 and how that will change in the Web 3.0. KILT Protocol gets highlighted as one of the projects to help create a safe web space where user data is not exploited.
KILT Protocol is the winner of the 6th edition of the Parachain Slot Auction organized by Polkadot’s canary network, Kusama.
This article outlines the discussion between staying anonymous and private and the newly introduced obligation by some platforms that one must go through a KYC. KILT is one of the leaders of combining the two in the future and shows how to make it possible that both gets fulfilled.
KILT Protocol’s crowd loan has hit the maximum cap of 220,000 KSM during Kusama‘s 6th parachain slot auction. As the cap was reached before the auction’s end on September 3rd. KILT was the first parachain which hit the maximum cap and was completely oversubscribed.
Ingo Rübe got invited to be on a podcast by Kraken. They are talking about KILT Protocol in general, the change of the web and what our future goals are.
This article mentions KILT as Germany based decentralised digital identity project, enabling companies and individuals to control their own data. KILT Protocol users only needs to provide information for once and can continue to access apps. It also mentioned Ingo as the founder and his previous work at Axel Springer.
This article by Coincodex explain what parachains are, what its functionality is and who already secured a lot. KILT gets mentioned as one of the most promising candidates for the next round of the upcoming auctions.
In this episode, we have a very special guest from a highly anticipated project. Ingo Rübe, founder and CEO of KILT Protocol, discusses blockchain technology, his long-term vision to change the web, and provides a deep overview of KILT Protocol. Ingo also touches on his life before blockchain and we end this show with a fun question and answer session.
This article by Nasdaq is about how the focus on privacy has intensified dramatically over the last time. They highlight KILT Protocol as one of the most promising projects in that space and give lively examples about use cases with KILT.
The article by Nasdaq (above) got featured again in Yahoo Finance.
One of our devs Antonio Antonino presented decentralised Identifiers and KILT, including examples and use cases.
In this article the author touches on the blockchain technology behind the parachains, how projects secure a parachain slot and which projects aim to secure a slot. KILT Protocol is one of them and gets highlighted as one of the projects with a variety of use cases for the parachain.
It is evident that the company’s vision for a decentralized internet is materializing quickly as the Substrate framework attracts all manner of different projects. Among them is KILT Protocol, which has unveiled its Social KYC decentralized identity verification service.
SocialKYC will allow users to manage, store and present their personal credentials, enabling them to select which elements of their private information are accessed by online services.
SocialKYC is an “all-in-one” solution for identity verification. In a nutshell, it verifies a user’s identity in the digital world by proving control of his/her social media accounts (LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, Discord, Github, etc.), email address or mobile phone number.
According to a post from KILT, SocialKYC will give users the ability to manage their online identity prove that they control social media accounts, email addresses, and phone numbers.
KYC has long been a problem for the cryptocurrency market – especially for those who are extremely concerned about information security. To meet the needs of users, KILT Protocol has launched SocialKYC with an extremely simple new KYC method.
Incorporating verifiable credentials through KILT provides users the anonymity needed for such personal data, adding a trust layer that gives users control over their health information.
Debio is designed to prevent genetic data misuse, privacy and security violations, and the practice of selling genetic data without consent. We are implementing transformative technologies — Substrate’s blockchain framework, KILT’s identity protocol and IPFS’s decentralised storage — to fulfill this mission.
Ingo Rübe gets quoted in this article as KILT will be one of the first parachains. He mentions the golive of KILT and how fast things will move after that.
Part II of the article below. It covers the same topic but gets more in detail of how KILT would operate as a parachain. (Part II)
This article is an introduction to parachains. It covers all the basic knowledge to get a good first overview. Perfect for newbies. (Part I)
In this video KILT founder Ingo Rübe discusses identity vs. identifiers, use cases for verifiable credentials and the Polkadot ecosystem with Blockchain Brad.
(in German language)
In this article Ingo Rübe gets interviewed about why we chose Polkadot and why self-sovereign identity is important. It also touches on KILT becoming a Parachain.
Degenics has blockchain-based, anonymous-first DNA testing platform and will partner with KILT Protocol to utilise verifiable credentials for genetic labs.
In this article KILT gets highlighted as one of the most exciting projects building on Polkadot. KILT is the project providing and identity layer.
KILT is part of this exciting project and will provide the identity layer based on decentralised identifiers and verifiable credentials.
In this interview Trending Topics and Ingo Rübe have a talk about the KILT Protocol, the Polkadot Ecosystem and Polimec.
In this article Polkadot News gives the reader a short introduction about KILT Protocol. It is an overview of KILT partly from the view of Polkadot News.#
This article by Coindesk is about KILT Protocol’s new project Polimec. A project which will be the token and transfer framework for Polkadot and it will also become the minting system in the Polkadot Ecosystem.
This article by Coin Ratgeber is about the most important and interesting Polkadot Apps. It explains some of the projects within the Polkadot Ecosystem and their functionalities. KILT gets highlighted as the key project for self sovereign identity and decentralisation.
This article written by Ingo Rübe is about Polkadot, the ecosystem and the change from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. KILT gets mentioned by being part of the Web3 ecosystem and highlighted for offering self sovereign identitiy solutions.
This article is about the Web3 Foundation launching the initial version of Polkadot, which is a sharded protocol that allows decentralised blockchain networks operate together. They call attention to KILT as being one of the top development teams flocking to Polkadot and Kusama networks.
In this article the Web3 Foundation talks about their Grants Program to help steward and support teams building decentralised technologies for the future of Web 3.0. They also highlight KILT as being part of this program and thriving ecosystem.
(in Chinese language)
Chainnews translated our Medium article “Introducing Protocol-Market Fit” in Chinese.
In this article we introduce the term “Protocol-Market-Fit”. We noticed that internet protocols are expected to meet the Product-Market Fit criteria in order to be considered a reasonable choice for usage, investment, or promotion. Yet, we argue that successful protocols are not meant for narrow usage in a specific market. We explain why the term “Product-Market Fit” doesn’t apply to internet protocols, what we can learn from Sir Tim Berners-Lee and what we mean when aiming for a “Protocol-Market Fit”.
KILT was part of a survey created by Katal Chain which provides insight into where projects building in the Web3 ecosystem are and how close we are to achieving its collective vision.
In this article Gavin Wood summarises the accomplishments of Polkadot and their contributors for the year 2019. He also gives a outlook for 2020 and highlights KILT as a part of the thriving ecosystem.
In this article we introduce our new technical concept for KILT Protocol: the Token-Curated Attester (TCA). We argue why Token-Curated Registries have a crucial design flaw and explain why we think that TCAs could have a realistic chance to solve the issues of the current bottom-up trust systems.
Börsen-Zeitung: Finoa kommt gut ins Geschäft, Start-ups, p.4
This article highlights the positive business development of KILT’s partner and digital asset service company Finoa and refers to their collaboration with BOTLabs GmbH (KILT).
This comment encourages the collaborative work among German blockchain companies and emphasises the potential competitive advantages regarding the United States and China. In this context it highlights the collaboration between Polkadot, Finoa and KILT on a new custody solution.
PolkaWorld: KILT Protocol and Polkadot to become institutional ready (in Chinese language)
PolkaWorld translated the press release about the collaboration between KILT and Finoa on a custody solution for the Polkadot ecosystem in Chinese.
BTC-Echo’s article elaborates on the custody solution by KILT and Finoa and its significance for Polkadot Network. It emphasises the innovative feature enabling the management of not only cryptocurrencies but also KILT credentials containing sensitive data.
This article summarises the news about the upcoming Polkadot custody solution by KILT Protocol and Finoa. It emphasises the institutional significance of the solution by referring to a quotation of Burda’s Executive Board member Philipp Welte.
In this press release we announce the collaboration between KILT and Finoa on a custody solution for the Polkadot ecosystem.
In this Podcast by Parity, Ingo Rübe and Timo Welde explain why KILT is rather about self-sovereign data rather than self-sovereign identity, talk about the concept of CTYPES and outline the advantages of the KILT SDK for developers. Ingo describes a concrete use case for KILT Protocol and gives a forecast of KILT’s future task as “factory for virtualised companies”.
In this video interview Ingo Rübe outlines the importance and implications of GDPR and how KILT Protocol helps companies to return data to the users in a privacy-preserving manner. He explains why he chose to hire a diverse team around KILT Protocol and why every Blockchain company should employ Philosophers. (The video is in English language.)
In this article Maud Nalpas defines important terms related to Polkadot network and explains why KILT intends to be a Parachain or Parathread. Furthermore, she goes into detail about the different options of joining Polkadot network as a Parachain or Parathread and what the advantages and disadvantages are that each option provides.
In this portrait Ingo Rübe outlines that there is still a lack of trust in blockchain technology within our society and expresses his hope that the Blockchain Strategy of the Federal Government of Germany will contribute to a better understanding and result in the necessary regulations. He shares his thoughts about the reasonableness of funding programmes for blockchain-oriented tech companies, which innovations he wishes for, and what he would do if he were the Digital Minister.
This article sums up the Berlin Blockchain Week from the perspective of Algorand. It highlights the community boat trip and panel on Web 3.0, hosted by KILT Protocol and Parity Technologies.
In this podcast episode, Ingo Rübe tells us the story of why and how he founded the company behind KILT, BOTLabs GmbH. He talks about KILT Protocol and explains its potential to open new business models for companies that enjoy trust.
This article highlights the technical relation between KILT Protocol and Parity Substrate. It describes the benefits KILT can provide Polkadot Network with as well as its potential for the community around Web 3 Foundation.
This summary of the Medientage München kick-off event quotes KILT Business & Investment Relations Manager Simon Schwerin stating that in the near future, value will no longer accumulate with intermediaries but with KILT Protocol, which has the potential to restore the former connections between the media, users, and advertisers.
In this press release, BerChain, that connects the Berlin blockchain community, announces its new members, one of them being BOTLabs (KILT Protocol).
Ingo Rübe shares his thoughts about how democracy and trust can be restored in the internet. He invites economic and political leaders to raise awareness in the population and and offer alternative online registration and identification processes as quickly as possible.
Die Welt: Das Netz steht an einer neuen Stunde null, Wirtschaft, p.12
The Welt.de article from 20.05.19 published in the print newspaper.
The FOCUS Magazin article from 18.05.19 published in the online editon.
The leading online magazine for start-ups and digital economy picks up the Welt.de article, suggesting KILT will make passwords redundant and help users to take control of their data.
In this article the journalist elaborates on the problem of data silos and the economic power of international platforms establishing monopolies. He introduces BOTLabs as a company that aims at offering a secure alternative to centralised services and explains the concepts of the KILT Protocol as well as its crypto currency.
FOCUS Magazin headlines that BOTLabs want to reinvent the Internet. It criticises monopolistic strucures offering free services in exchange for user data that are stored in centralised silos and prone to hacker attacks. The journalist portrays Ingo Rübe in his Berlin work environment and describes how the BOTLabs team develops KILT for a broad circle of users, considering philosophical aspects as well as standardisation through the concept of CTYPES.
This article points out the problems of generating passwords in the internet. It explains the concepts of Attester, Claimer and Verifier and then empasises three characterstics that make KILT so special.
Kryptoszene.de announce the first results of BOTLabs’ KILT implementation after one and a half years of “clandestine” work.
This article focuses on the Data Sovereignty aspect of KILT and presents KILT as an alternative to centralised data silos. It was also published on DataCenter-Insider, 21.05.19
This article talks about the Go Live of KILT and quotes Ingo Rübe, Philipp Welte (Burda) and Robin Lingg about the potential of the protocol.
Horizont outlines how the KILT Team silently developed their product before introducing their results to the public and quotes Burda’s Executive Boards member Philipp Welte announing that KILT creates the technological basis for the trustworthiness of digital business models.
The Swiss edition of Horizont outlines the analogue principle of KILT transferred to the digital world and quotes Ingo stating that KILT has the potential to make the Internet the democratic place it was originally concepted as.
In this article Focus Online describes how KILT can provide security and trustworthiness by transferring a principle of the analogue world into the digital one.
The W&V article picks up on the press releases of Burda and Ringier and states that KILT has the potential to defy centralised services such as Google and Facebook.
This article highlights the technological aspects of KILT and describes how the protocol works. Furthermore it mentions the business model of BOTLabs and gives an outlook on how the protocol will be administered in the future.
BTC-Echo’s Chief Editor Sven Wagenknecht came to the BOTLabs offices to talk with Ingo Rübe about the problem BOTLabs want to solve with KILT Protocol and how the concrete solutions look like.
Hubert Burda Media, a shareholder of BOTLabs, announces in this press release the launch of KILT Protocol and describes how KILT can provide security and trustworthiness and how it protects the user privacy.
Hubert Burda Media, a shareholder of BOTLabs, announces in this press release the launch of KILT Protocol and describes how KILT can provide security and trustworthiness and how it protects the user privacy. (English version of the above article)
Ringier, a shareholder of BOTLabs, announces in this press release the launch of KILT Protocol and describes how KILT can provide security and trustworthiness and how it protects the user privacy.
A short summary of an article released in Horizont.net, talking about the launch of KILT.
Ingo Rüber gives a brief definition of Blockchain technology and states that it is a chance to democratise the Internet.
Ingo Rübe shares in an interview with Brunswick Group and the world the driving forces for him and Burda to turn to an open source project like Thunder and the gradually growing need of Blockchain technology, as Internet’s next evolutionary stage.
In this article Vivian Schiller, Social Media Manager of CIVIL, describes how the CIVIL Project assists journalism to overcome its contemporary problems, utilizing the Blockchain technology. Ingo Rübe, as the head lead of BOTLabs into the Blockchain scene, comments on CIVIL’s contribution.
Ingo Rübe joins an interesting panel conversation with co-speakers Nick de la Forge (XAIN), Chirdeep Singh Chhabara (Ocean Protocol), Prakash Somosundram (XSQ), Patty Lee (Ocean Protocol), Nele Wollert (Fractal) and Stanley Ching (TechNode).
Ingo Rübe joins an interesting panel conversation about the neutrality of technology and the machines’ role in making decisions for humans.
Ingo Rübe gives a chronological retrospective of Identity’s evolution and how it will benefit from the Blockchain technology that is rapidly evolving.
Ingo Rübe gives insights about how Blockchain technology will enable users to reconquer the Internet in a democratic way whilst eliminating intermediaries that benefit economically from manipulating Identities and shifting the value to the Protocol level.
An article about the roadmap of Identity throughout the course of the human evolution, how social media enterprises made profit out of it and how Blockchain technology will put people back in control of their information, by Ingo Rübe.
A commentary on the foundation of BOTLabs by Burda with Project Lead Ingo Rübe and the potential of the organisation to implement the Blockchain technology in many use cases, that way replacing all intermediaries.
An article about how Blockchain technology will be the successor of the HTTP and World Wide Web protocols, strongly initiated by the new-founded start-up company BOTLabs with Project Lead Ingo Rübe.
Ingo Rübe explains how the uprising Blockchain technology will democratise the user experience of the Web.