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KILT Protocol in the news

December 2023

The use of Deloitte credentials “Built on KILT” in the KYX (Know Your Customer / Know Your Cargo) initiative was covered by several news outlets, including:         

Coin Desk: Deloitte Taps Polkadot Ecosystem's KILT Blockchain for Digital Shipping Logistics
A division of professional services firm Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, will use the Polkadot-based KILT blockchain to offer logistics and supply-chain services focused on the shipping industry.” 

Coin Trust: Revolutionizing Logistics: Deloitte and Nexxiot Collaborate for KYX Advancement
“The incorporation of decentralized and open-source solutions, specifically those ‘Built on KILT,’ signifies a democratized approach, allowing entities to create blockchain-based services without the complexities of dealing with cryptocurrencies or requiring extensive blockchain expertise.” 

Express Computer: Deloitte and Nexxiot Form Alliance to Provide the Blockchain Infrastructure to Digitise Logistics Supply Chain
“This project will utilise KYC / KYB credentials which are built on KILT for the logistics industry.” 

Cryptopolitan: Deloitte Partners With KILT Blockchain For Digital Shipping Logistics Solution
Article available in several languages using the toggle top right. 

Financial Express: Deloitte collaborates with Nexxiot to enable a blockchain-backed logistics supply chain
“This collaboration aims to redefine supply chain management, speed up processes, and set the standard for logistics services.”             

Ledger Insights: Hapag Lloyd, Vodafone to adopt Deloitte public blockchain solution for container identity
“One of the drawbacks of public blockchains for corporations is the need to use cryptocurrency to pay gas or transaction fees. [A] KILT[service provider] allows enterprises to make a bank transfer to prepay for a large number of blockchain transactions.”

October-November 2023

The Charlie Shrem Show (Podcast)

The Digital Identity podcast series “The Decentralized Self” by Charlie Shrem (UntoldStories) features KILT founder Ingo Rübe and guests discussing various aspects of decentralization, over five episodes. 

Defining Identity, with Ingo Rübe, Founder of KILT Protocol
Charlie and Ingo discuss the physical world vs. the digital world and centralized identity vs. decentralized identity. 

Blueprint of Decentralization, with Ingo Rübe and Maryam Ayati (Watr)
Charlie, Ingo, and Maryam give insights into the battle for transparency in the commodity market and real-world solutions reshaping our digital futures.

Identity and Power, with Ingo Rübe and Harry Evans (Amplica Labs)
Charlie, Ingo, and Harry address how decentralized identity is shaping the future of data protection and real-world applications, across social media and big tech. 

Proof of Accountability, with Ingo Rübe and Samir Fadlallah (Axel Springer)
Charlie, Ingo, and Samir talk about AI, Proof of Accountability, and the importance of fact-checked information and content.

Consensus Reached, with Ingo Rübe and Gustav Hemmelmayr (BOTLabs GmbH)
Charlie, Ingo, and Gustav delve into the significance of governments adopting decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials, and how this is unfolding across different countries.


BeInCrypto: Chainalysis and Deloitte Partner Up for Enhanced Blockchain Tracking and Compliance

“Deloitte will leverage the KILT protocol’s reusable digital identity credentials to support its KYC processes.”


Tech Review Podcast

Axel Springer integrates a login with KILT: an interview with Babette from Axel Springer and Dudley from the KILT Protocol team.


Coin Telegraph: New Vodafone deal with Heathrow and Aventus puts Polkadot at center of aviation efficiencies

Polkadot tech brings efficiency to aviation, and decentralized funding protocol Polimec joins forces with KILT and Deloitte.


Crowdfunder Insider: Decentralization, dApps: Apillon Integrates Decentralized Authentication from KILT Protocol

“Users will be able to create dApps with wallet-based authentication and equip digital assets with DIDs.

Apillon claims that it ‘marks a new important milestone by introducing a next-gen Web3 authentication service, powered by KILT Protocol, to the Apillon platform.’”


Biometric Update: Deloitte integrates blockchain-based digital credentials from KILT for KYC, KYB

“Deloitte’s Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Business (KYB) certificates are getting a blockchain twist with the integration of KILT, an identity blockchain created by German company BOTLabs.”


Bloomberg: Deloitte Finds a Use for the Blockchain With Digital Credentials

Deloitte Consulting is looking to utilize blockchain technology to establish digital credentials that can be used for everything from regulatory compliance in banking and decentralized finance to age verification for e-commerce.
The reusable credentials will be anchored on the KILT blockchain.”

April 2023

Neue Schweizer Zeitung: Deloitte Schweiz geht Partnerschaft mit dem KILT-Protokoll von Polkadot ein [Deloitte Switzerland partners with Polkadot’s KILT Protocol]

Deloitte Switzerland recently announced its partnership with Polkadot's KILT protocol to enhance its Know Your Customer (KYC) solution. The move underscores the growing interest in using blockchain technology to improve compliance processes, particularly in the financial industry. [Original in German: “Deloitte Schweiz gab kürzlich seine Partnerschaft mit dem KILT-Protokoll von Polkadot bekannt, um seine Know Your Customer (KYC)-Lösung zu verbessern. Der Schritt unterstreicht das wachsende Interesse am Einsatz der Blockchain-Technologie zur Verbesserung von Compliance-Prozessen, insbesondere in der Finanzbranche.”]


Crypto News Flash: Polkadot’s KILT partners with billion-$-media house Axel Springer to drive Web3 applications – Report

“KILT Protocol, a blockchain-based decentralized identity solution, has collaborated with Axel Springer, a large digital publisher.
This collaboration aims at providing users with a seamless and secure login experience.”


New Business: Axel Springer setzt auf Web3-Technologie [Axel Springer Uses Web3 Technology]

Axel Springer, Berlin, has partnered with open source blockchain specialist KILT to develop a login service based on its Web3 technology. [Original in German: “Axel Springer, Berlin, hat eine Partnerschaft mit dem Open-Source-Blockchain-Spezialisten Kilt geschlossen und auf Basis von dessen Web3-Technolgie einen Login-Service entwickeln.”] 


DFG Official: 2022 Annual Report

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.


Coincodex:  Polkadot Ecosystem Fuels Rapid Growth, Driving Innovation in Busy End to 2022

“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.”


Finance  Feeds: Polkadot’s Growth Continues Unabated in Q4

“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.”


Charlie Shrem Podcast

In this episode Ingo Rübe touches on the evolution of the  internet, digital identities, identifiers and the newly formed Polkadot Alliance.


The Defiant: Polkadot Projects Forge Alliance to Protect Blockchain From Bad  Actors

“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.


u.Today: Polkadot Alliance Goes Live to Establish Code of Ethics

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.


Blockchain Reporter: Acala Supports Polkadot Alliance as Its Co-Founder

Polkadot entities have started the Alliance to guarantee the criteria of excellence throughout  the swiftly spreading ecosystem.


BTC-Echo Podcast: Web3 und  digital Identität: Warum wir jetzt handeln müssen

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.


Biometric Update: Digital identity and social media – the big picture

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.


DotLeap: Newsletter Issue 98

In this Polkadot ecosystem newsletter, KILT is highlighted as the first parachain to migrate from Kusama to Polkadot.


BeInCrypto: Digital Identity is Broken. Here’s how we  can fix it.

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.


Polkadot News: Decentralized Identity in Polkadot

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.


CryptoSlate: Moonsama integrates SocialKYC, built on KILT

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.


Hoon  Kim Medium: The Astar Vision Part 3: The Innovation Hub of Web3.0

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.


TechStartups:  There’s a Need for Decentralized IDs and Digital Verification in Today’s Web3  Ecosystem, Here’s Why

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.


Hackernoon:  KILT Protocol Introduces Web3name Allowing Users to Have a Unique Digital  Name in Web3

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.


CryptoPotato:  KILT Launches New Application for Digital Identities

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.


CoinText:  BOTLabs Trusted Entity GmbH launches Web3name, app for making custom digital  names

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.


Invezz:  BOTLabs ventures further into Web3 with the launch of web3name

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.


CoinJournal:  BOTLabs with web3name announcement at Paris Blockchain Week

BOTLabs announced the launch of web3name, an application for creating a custom name to represent your digital identity, at Paris Blockchain Week.


TheBitTimes:  4 Innovative Real-World Blockchain Use Cases Impacting the World Today

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. 


CoinMarketCap:  The Changing Face of Digital Identities in Web 3.0

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.


BitcoinInsider: The Changing Face of Digital Identities in Web 3.0

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.


CryptoDaily: The Changing Face Of Digital Identities In Web 3.0

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.


CryptoBriefing: Authtrail integrates KILT Protocol DIDs using DIDsign

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.


CryptoSlate:  Authtrail integrates KILT Protocol DIDs using DIDsign

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.


CoinCodex:  BTE Partners With Authtrail to Ensure Data Provenance with KILT Protocol

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.


ChainBits:  Authtrail integrates KILT Protocol DIDs using DIDsign

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.


The  News Crypto: Authtrail integrates KILT Protocol DIDs using DIDsign

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.


CoinJournal:  Authtrail integrates KILT Protocol DIDs for data provenance

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.


Invezz:  Authtrail announces KILT integration to improve transparency

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.


InvestingCube:  Authtrail Partners With BOTLabs To Integrate  KILT Protocol’s DID  Functionality

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.


Crypto.News: KILT Protocol Unveils DIDsign To Power Private And Secure File Signing And  Verification

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. 


CryptoDaily: KILT Protocol’s New DIDsign App Makes It Possible To Sign & Verify Files Securely  On The Blockchain

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. 


CryptoNews:  Decentralized Identifiers: The Much-Needed Solution For Better Data Privacy  & Security

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.


Why Do We Need Blockchain For Identity?

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. 


Techstartups:  What Is KYC and What Does It Mean for Decentralization?

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.


CryptoDaily:  The Importance Of Self-Sovereign Identity For Empowering Users Exploring Web3  Opportunities

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.


Cointelegraph:  Blockchain-based decentralized messengers: A privacy pipedream?

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. 


Hackernoon:  SocialKYC Brings Privacy-based Identity and On-Chain DIDs to Metaverse and  KILT

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.


YahooFinance:  BOTLabs Trusted Entity Launches its SocialKYC Service

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.


Blockonomi:  SocialKYC: Built on KILT Protocol Launches for Decentralized Identity  Attestation

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.


Chainwire:  B.T.E BOTLabs Launches SocialKYC

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. 


Invezz:  SocialKYC restores customers’ control over personal data

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.


InvestingCube:  BOTLabs Trusted Entity Rolls Out SocialKYC, A Breakout KYC Solution

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.


InvestingCube:  Five Blockchain Ecosystem Developments To Expect In 2022

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. 


CoinCodex:  SpiderDAO Partners with KILT Protocol Developer BOTLabs to Provide  Industry-Leading Security and Online Privacy to its Clients

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.


BTCManager:  KILT Protocol Launches Sporran and Stakeboard for Easy KILT Storage and  Staking

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.


CoinQuora:  KILT Becomes a Fully Decentralized Blockchain Network

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.


UToday:  Polkadot’s DID Protocol, KILT, Now Fully Decentralized

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.


Entrepreneur  Magazine: Polkadot’s Parachain Auction Schedule Has Been Unveiled: Here Are 5  Projects That Stand Out

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.


CryptoDaily:  Bridging The Gap Between Regulation And The Need For Growth

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.


Numbrs:  Building a Trust-Based Internet with the KILT Protocol

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.


CryptoPotato:  KILT Protocol Goes Live After Winning Kusama’s 6th Parachain Auction

KILT Protocol  is the winner of the 6th edition of the Parachain Slot Auction organized by  Polkadot’s canary network, Kusama.


CoinGape: Regulators are pushing the crypto industry to get better KYC  providers

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.


CryptoSlate:  Kusama (KSM) sees its first sold-out parachain auction

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.


Kraken: Podcast


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.


Sohu: A review of  opportunities and strategies for 2nd batch Kusama  slot auction and which projects should be watched?

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.


Coincodex: How Kusama’s Parachain Auctions Work

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.


Crypto Unplugged: Podcast Episode

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.


Nasdaq: Blockchain Beyond Crypto: Connecting Off-Chain and On-Chain Data

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.


Yahoo Finance: Blockchain Beyond Crypto: Connecting Off-Chain and  On-Chain Data

The article by Nasdaq (above) got featured again in  Yahoo Finance.


Substrate Seminar: Decentralised  Identifiers and KILT

One of our devs Antonio Antonino presented  decentralised Identifiers and KILT, including examples and use cases.


Entrepreneur: Three Promising  Polkadot Crowdloan Projects To Watch

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.


Bitcoin.com: Promising Integrations Join the Polkadot Ecosystem

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.


Blockonomi: KILT  Protocol Introduces SocialKYC: Decentralised Identity Verification

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.


U.Today: KILT Protocol Releases Ground-Breaking Identification  Tool SocialKYC

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.


Coincodex: Kilt Protocol Announces SocialKYC Service For  Decentralized Digital Identity

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.


AZCoin News: What is SocialKYC?  KILT Protocol Announced A Decentralized Identity Verification Service for  Regaining Control Over Digital Identity

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.


CoinQuora: DeBio Network Join Hands with KILT Protocol

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.


iHodl: DeBio and KILT Protocol join forces to incorporate  KILT Credentials into Anonymous-First Platform used by Genetics Labs

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.


Cointelegraph: Polkadot parachains full of promise, but lack of  launch date raises concern 

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.


Crypto Valley Journal: Decentralised Credentials with KILT

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)


Crypto Valley Journal: What are Parachains in the Polkadot Ecosystem?

This article is an introduction to  parachains. It covers all the basic knowledge to get a good first overview.  Perfect for newbies. (Part I)


BlockchainBrad YouTube: KILT Protocol | Essential Credentials for Web 3.0 |  Trust Enabler | Universal Blockchain Protocol

In this video KILT founder Ingo Rübe  discusses identity vs. identifiers, use cases for verifiable credentials and  the Polkadot ecosystem with Blockchain Brad.


BTC Echo: Besser als Ethereum? Warum KILT lieber auf Polkadot  setzt

(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.


The Los Angles Tribune: Degenics.com aims to provide Anonymous Personal Genetic  Testing through a Decentralized Blockchain Platform

Degenics has blockchain-based,  anonymous-first DNA testing platform and will partner with KILT Protocol to  utilise verifiable credentials for genetic labs.


Decrypt: Here are the Most Exciting Projects Building on  Polkadot

In this article KILT gets highlighted as one of the  most exciting projects building on Polkadot. KILT is the project providing  and identity layer.


Medium: DENA Selects Energy Web to Build Prototype Identity  Registry for Germany’s Energy Market

KILT is part of this exciting project and  will provide the identity layer based on decentralised identifiers and  verifiable credentials.


Trending Topics: Why do Media Companies Invest in your Blockchain  Startup, Ingo Rübe?

In this interview Trending Topics and Ingo Rübe have  a talk about the KILT Protocol, the Polkadot Ecosystem and Polimec.


Polkadot News: Short About: KILT Protocol

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.#


CoinDesk: Polkadot Projects will be able to mint their own  tokens in 2021

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. 


Coin Ratgeber: Das sind die interessantesten Polkadot Apps

(in German)

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.


Crypto Valley Journal: Polkadot: Generation change in blockchains

German version

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.


Polkadot: W3F Initiates Launch: Polkadot is Live

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.


Medium/Web3 Foundation: Web3 Foundation Grants Program Reaches 100 Projects  Milestone

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.


Chainnews: Introducing “Protocol-Market Fit” 

(in Chinese  language)

Chainnews translated our Medium article “Introducing  Protocol-Market Fit” in Chinese.


Medium/KILT: Introducing “Protocol-Market Fit”

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”.


Medium/Katal Chain: State of Web3

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.


Medium/Polkadot: Polkadot 2019: Year in review

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.


Medium/KILT: Rethinking TCRs: KILT’s concept of the Token-Curated  Attester (TCA)

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).


BTC-Echo: Warum der Zusammenschluss der deutschen  Blockchain-Szene zur richtigen Zeit kommt

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: Blockchain All in One: Kilt & Finoa schaffen  Verwahrlösung für Großinvestoren

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.


ChainNews: KILT and Digital Bank Finoa to Launch First  Substrate-Based Institutional Custody Solution (in Chinese  language)

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.


Medium/KILT: KILT Protocol and Polkadot to become institutional  ready [Press Release]

In this press release we announce the collaboration  between KILT and Finoa on a custody solution for the Polkadot ecosystem.


Relay Chain: On-Chain Trust with KILT Protocol

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”.


Business Insider Polska: Ta firma blockchainowa zatrudnia… filozofów. Jej  lider wyjaśnia dlaczego

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.)


Medium/KILT: Your options as a para{chain, thread} on Polkadot

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.


Tagesspiegel Background: Portrait Ingo Rübe

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.


Medium/Algorand: Blockchain Week Berlin Wrap-up

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.


Running on Blockchain: #018 Ingo Rübe – KILT Protokoll  als Alternative zu Datensilos

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.


Medium/Polkadot: KILT Protocol’s public test net  implemented using Substrate

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.


Medientage.de: Warum Medien in der Blockchain  aufholen sollten

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.


BerChain/Press release: Berlin Blockchain network grows: BerChain e.V.  announces new numbers

In this press release, BerChain, that connects the  Berlin blockchain community, announces its new members, one of them being  BOTLabs (KILT Protocol).


LinkedIn: Wie wir Demokratie und Vertrauen zurück ins Netz  bringen

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.


FOCUS Online: Ein Internet ohne die Bösen

The FOCUS Magazin article from 18.05.19 published in  the online editon.


Gründerszene: Blockchain: Ein Berliner  Startup will Passwörter abschaffen

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.


Welt.de: „Das Netz steht an einer neuen  Stunde null“

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: Ein Internet ohne die Bösen,  21/2019, p. 54-55

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.


Blockchainwelt.de: KILT – erstes Produkt aus Burda  Medias Blockchain-Schmiede BotLabs

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: Erste Ergebnisse bei Burdas  Projekt Blockchain-Start-up

Kryptoszene.de announce the first results of  BOTLabs’ KILT implementation after one and a half years of “clandestine”  work.


eGovernment  Computing: Datensouveränität sichern  Blockchain-Lösung als Alternative zu Datensilos

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


DNV Online: Startup Botlabs veröffentlicht Blockchain-Protokoll/  Burda und Ringier sind beteiligt

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.net: BOTLabs: Burdas  Blockchain-Start-up stellt erstes Produkt vor

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.


Horizont.net: Ringier: Berliner Beteiligung  BOTLabs launcht Open-Source-basiertes Protocol Blockchain “Kilt”

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.


Focus Online: Neues Blockchain-Protokoll  soll Vertrauenswürdigkeit ins Internet zurückbringen

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.


W&V  Online: Blockchain-Protokoll von  Burda und Ringier: Kilt soll Facebook und Google die Stirn bieten

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.


heise online: KILT-Blockchain will  Internetnutzern Datensouveränität zurückgeben

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: BOTLabs-CEO Ingo Rübe im  Interview: „Jeder wird zukünftig Zertifikate herausgeben und für deren  Integrität einstehen können.“

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: Botlabs: KILT bringt Ver­trau­ens­wür­dig­keit ins  Internet zurück

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: Botlabs: KILT aims at strength­en­ing trust in the  internet

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: Berlin-based company BOTLabs,  an investment of Ringier and Burda, launches Blockchain Protocol KILT

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.


Turi2: Burdas Blockchain-Startup  BotLabs stellt neues Internetprotokoll vor

A short summary of an article released in  Horizont.net, talking about the launch of KILT.


Presseportal: Hubert Burda Media Podcast Fast Forward – Blockchain  demokratisiert das Internet

Ingo Rüber gives a brief definition of Blockchain  technology and states that it is a chance to democratise the Internet.


Brunswick: Punk 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.


WELT: Die Öffentlichkeit muss  gerettet werden/ The public must be saved

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.


DLD Singapore: Panel Conversation Blockchain Hotbeds Berlin/  Singapore.

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).


DMEXCO: Creating the new species? When  machines are taking over control.

Ingo Rübe joins an interesting panel conversation  about the neutrality of technology and the machines’ role in making decisions  for humans.


DLD Conference New York

Ingo Rübe gives a chronological retrospective of  Identity’s evolution and how it will benefit from the Blockchain technology  that is rapidly evolving.


W&V Online: Warum Blockchain das Potenzial  hat, Facebook und Google zu ersetzen

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.


Süddeutsche  Zeitung: Blockchain gehört unsere  Zukunft

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.


Horizont: Burda gründet  Blockchain-Start-up

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.


W&V Online: Burda gründet Startup rund um Blockchain-Technologie

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.


Meedia: Start des Bot Labs in Berlin:  Burda investiert in Blockchain-Technologie

Ingo Rübe explains how the uprising Blockchain  technology will democratise the user experience of the Web.