Read the news articles about KILT Protocol.


17.01.2022InvestingCube: Five Blockchain Ecosystem Developments To Expect In 2022KILT 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. 
13.12.2021CoinCodex: SpiderDAO Partners with KILT Protocol Developer BOTLabs to Provide Industry-Leading Security and Online Privacy to its ClientsEarlier 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.
22.11.2021BTCManager: KILT Protocol Launches Sporran and Stakeboard for Easy KILT Storage and StakingKILT 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.
12.11.2021CoinQuora: KILT Becomes a Fully Decentralized Blockchain NetworkIn 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.
11.11.2021UToday: Polkadot’s DID Protocol, KILT, Now Fully DecentralizedAfter 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.
08.11.21Entrepreneur Magazine: Polkadot’s Parachain Auction Schedule Has Been Unveiled: Here Are 5 Projects That Stand OutPolkadot 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.
02.11.2021CryptoDaily: Bridging The Gap Between Regulation And The Need For GrowthKILT 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.

08.09.2021CryptoPotato: KILT Protocol Goes Live After Winning Kusama’s 6th Parachain AuctionKILT 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.

02.09.2021CryptoSlate: 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

Spotify, Apple, Google, Youtube

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.

21.08.21Crypto Unplugged: Podcast EpisodeIn 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.

21.05.21 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.

19.05.21U.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.

19.05.21AZCoin 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.

20.01.21The Los Angles 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.
04.02.20Medium/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”.
13.01.20Medium/Katal Chain: State of Web3KILT 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.
29.12.19Medium/Polkadot: Polkadot 2019: Year in reviewIn 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.
18.12.19Medium/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.
18.12.19Börsen-Zeitung: Finoa kommt gut ins Geschäft, Start-ups, p.4This 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).
13.12.19BTC-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.
05.12.19PolkaWorld: 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.
05.12.19BTC-Echo: Blockchain All in One: Kilt & Finoa schaffen Verwahrlösung für GroßinvestorenBTC-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.
05.12.19ChainNews: 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.
05.12.19Medium/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.
21.11.19Relay Chain: On-Chain Trust with KILT ProtocolIn 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”.
04.10.19Business Insider Polska: Ta firma blockchainowa zatrudnia… filozofów. Jej lider wyjaśnia dlaczegoIn 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.)

27.09.19Medium/KILT: Your options as a para{chain, thread} on PolkadotIn 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.
17.09.19Tagesspiegel Background: Portrait Ingo RübeIn 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.
06.09.19Medium/Algorand: Blockchain Week Berlin Wrap-upThis 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.
18.08.19Running on Blockchain: #018 Ingo Rübe – KILT Protokoll als Alternative zu DatensilosIn 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.
12.08.19Medium/Polkadot: KILT Protocol’s public test net implemented using SubstrateThis 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. Warum Medien in der Blockchain aufholen solltenThis 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.
03.07.19BerChain/Press release: Berlin Blockchain network grows: BerChain e.V. announces new numbersIn this press release, BerChain, that connects the Berlin blockchain community, announces its new members, one of them being BOTLabs (KILT Protocol).
29.05.19LinkedIn: Wie wir Demokratie und Vertrauen zurück ins Netz bringenIngo 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.
28.05.19Die Welt: Das Netz steht an einer neuen Stunde null, Wirtschaft, p.12The article from 20.05.19 published in the print newspaper.
26.05.19FOCUS Online: Ein Internet ohne die BösenThe FOCUS Magazin article from 18.05.19 published in the online editon.
21.05.19Gründerszene: Blockchain: Ein Berliner Startup will Passwörter abschaffenThe leading online magazine for start-ups and digital economy picks up the article, suggesting KILT will make passwords redundant and help users to take control of their data. „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.
18.05.19FOCUS Magazin: Ein Internet ohne die Bösen, 21/2019, p. 54-55FOCUS 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. KILT – erstes Produkt aus Burda Medias Blockchain-Schmiede BotLabsThis 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. Erste Ergebnisse bei Burdas Projekt announce the first results of BOTLabs’ KILT implementation after one and a half years of “clandestine” work.
16.05.19eGovernment Computing: Datensouveränität sichern Blockchain-Lösung als Alternative zu DatensilosThis 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

15.05.19DNV Online: Startup Botlabs veröffentlicht Blockchain-Protokoll/ Burda und Ringier sind beteiligtThis article talks about the Go Live of KILT and quotes Ingo Rübe, Philipp Welte (Burda) and Robin Lingg about the potential of the protocol. BOTLabs: Burdas Blockchain-Start-up stellt erstes Produkt vorHorizont 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. 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.
14.05.19Focus Online: Neues Blockchain-Protokoll soll Vertrauenswürdigkeit ins Internet zurückbringenIn this article Focus Online describes how KILT can provide security and trustworthiness by transferring a principle of the analogue world into the digital one.
14.05.19W&V Online: Blockchain-Protokoll von Burda und Ringier: Kilt soll Facebook und Google die Stirn bietenThe 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.
14.05.19heise online: KILT-Blockchain will Internetnutzern Datensouveränität zurückgebenThis 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.
14.05.19BTC-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.
14.05.19Hubert Burda Media: Botlabs: KILT bringt Ver­trau­ens­wür­dig­keit ins Internet zurückHubert 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.
14.05.19Hubert Burda Media: Botlabs: KILT aims at strength­en­ing trust in the internetHubert 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)
14.05.19Ringier: Berlin-based company BOTLabs, an investment of Ringier and Burda, launches Blockchain Protocol KILTRingier, 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.
14.05.19Turi2: Burdas Blockchain-Startup BotLabs stellt neues Internetprotokoll vorA short summary of an article released in, talking about the launch of KILT.
24.01.19 Presseportal: Hubert Burda Media Podcast Fast Forward – Blockchain demokratisiert das InternetIngo Rüber gives a brief definition of Blockchain technology and states that it is a chance to democratise the Internet.
15.10.18Brunswick: Punk internetIngo 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.
12.10.18WELT: Die Öffentlichkeit muss gerettet werden/ The public must be savedIn 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.
01.10.18DLD 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).
13.09.18DMEXCO: 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.
02.05.18DLD Conference New YorkIngo Rübe gives a chronological retrospective of Identity’s evolution and how it will benefit from the Blockchain technology that is rapidly evolving.
22.01.18W&V Online: Warum Blockchain das Potenzial hat, Facebook und Google zu ersetzenIngo 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.
19.01.18Süddeutsche Zeitung: Blockchain gehört unsere ZukunftAn 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.
18.01.18Horizont: Burda gründet Blockchain-Start-upA 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.
18.01.18W&V Online: Burda gründet Startup rund um Blockchain-TechnologieAn 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.
18.01.18Meedia: Start des Bot Labs in Berlin: Burda investiert in Blockchain-TechnologieIngo Rübe explains how the uprising Blockchain technology will democratise the user experience of the Web.