Launch Partners Include Polkadex, Fractal, Subsocial Network, GameDAO, DeBio Network and Galaniprojects

19 May 2021, Berlin — KILT Protocol today announced SocialKYC, a decentralised identity verification service for regaining control over your digital identity. 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.

KILT is an open-source blockchain protocol for issuing decentralised identifiers and verifiable credentials. KILT brings the traditional process of trust in real-world credentials (passport, driving licence, certificates) into the digital world, representing your identity while keeping your data private…


KILT is delighted to announce that we sent test tokens locally from a KILT testnet to an Acala testnet using cross-chain message passing (XCMP) functionality. This is a practical example of the cross-chain composability possible within the Polkadot ecosystem.

Composability is the ability to combine various components of a software stack in different ways. The Substrate development framework, on which KILT and the majority of blockchains within the Polkadot ecosystem are built, allows full spectrum composability. In other words, a range of modules can be composed, configured, and extended to create an optimised blockchain.

A huge advantage to being in…


6 May 2021, Singapore and BerlinDeBio Network and KILT Protocol today announced a collaboration to incorporate KILT Credentials into Debio’s anonymous-first platform for medical and bioinformatics data. KILT would serve as the underlying accreditation infrastructure, enabling labs and biomedical facilities to embed credentials on medical test results, genome sequences and interlab collaborations.

DeBio Network, previously known as Degenics, is building a decentralised platform that will provide synergy between medical and bioinformatics organisations while guaranteeing user anonymity and sovereignty throughout the biomedical data pipeline. …


Runtime upgrades are an essential feature of Substrate; perhaps even the most important feature. But at the same time, they are a feature that is easy to avoid using if your project hasn’t launched the main network or a persistent test network yet, as it is tempting to simply reset the network and start with block #0 after each update or release. However, it is essential to gain experience with runtime upgrades. After all, it’s the only way to introduce features to a live and persistent Substrate-based blockchain!

At KILT, we published a new release a few weeks ago and…


A conversation with KILT Protocol’s Founder and CEO Ingo Rübe

KILT is a blockchain protocol for issuing self-sovereign, anonymous, verifiable credentials and decentralised identifiers. Part of the Kusama and Polkadot ecosystems.

But what exactly does that mean? Who better to ask than the creator of KILT himself! Ingo Rübe breaks it down for us in his own words.

Let’s start with the things that are most associated with KILT. What are decentralised identifiers and credentials?

Ingo: KILT Protocol is a system for maintaining identities. And here comes the first interesting part: an identity is something different from an identifier.

If…


KILT is a blockchain protocol for issuing decentralised identifiers and verifiable credentials. KILT brings the old process of trust in real-world credentials (passport, driving licence, certificates, etc.) to the digital world, representing your identity while keeping your data private and in your possession.

But KILT Protocol is not just for people. It can be used for machines, services and anything that identities can be built on, too.

Machine Identity

Identity is multifaceted, made up of a unique combination of characteristics, attributes and properties that distinguish a person or object from others.

At KILT we break identity down into two key components:

  • A…


(Part 2 of 2)

“KILT Protocol: Essential Credentials for Web 3.0 | Trust Enabler | Universal Blockchain Protocol”
February 2021

Part 2 of Brad Laurie’s wide-ranging conversation with Ingo Rübe covers the below topics:

  1. Testnet to Parachain
  2. Looking to the Future
  3. Entrepreneurial Developers
  4. Berlin as Blockchain Hub
  5. Demo Client and KILT Faucet
  6. Proof of Stake
  7. KILT in the Real World
  8. A Rocket with Training Wheels
  9. KILT Competition
  10. Building Adoption

You can read Part 1 of the “Essential Credentials for Web 3.0” interview here. A PDF of the full interview is here.

1. TESTNET TO PARACHAIN

Ingo [00:54:38] Well, right now we are in testnet…


(Part 1 of 2)

“KILT Protocol: Essential Credentials for Web 3.0 | Trust Enabler | Universal Blockchain Protocol”
February 2021

Part 1 of Brad Laurie’s wide-ranging conversation with Ingo Rübe covers the below topics; a PDF of the interview is here.

  1. Credentials
  2. Identity
  3. Use Cases for Verifiable Credentials
  4. Sovereignty
  5. Trust & Truth
  6. Anonymity
  7. Social KYC
  8. Open Source
  9. A Universal Protocol
  10. Decentralized Identity Foundation
  11. Ingo’s Background
  12. KILT Use Cases
  13. Why Polkadot?
  14. XCMP and Polkadot Relay Chain
  15. Ecosystem Collaboration

Brad [00:00:06] Hello, it’s Brad Laurie, I’m Blockchain Brad. And today I’m honoured to speak with the founder and CEO of KILT Protocol…


By Ingo Rübe, founder of KILT Protocol and CEO of BOTLabs

In my previous blog post I outlined why KILT needs a parachain and provided a roadmap on how we plan to roll out KILT Protocol. Here, I will provide an update on how we envision the KILT Protocol as a Nominated Proof-of-Stake network.

KILT Protocol is designed to be a fully decentralised permissionless blockchain network. That means that KILT is being built to evolve into a blockchain that is run for the community, by the community, with all decisions being made by KILT token owners.

Following the model used…


While the Kusama and Polkadot ecosystems are eagerly waiting for parachain auctions, we at KILT Protocol are preparing to secure one of the first Kusama parachain slots and then launch our mainnet. Today we are happy to announce our new releases of the KILT mashnet-node 0.24.0 and SDK 0.20.0 as the next phase of our development.

The mashnet-node received a second runtime for the parachain and multiple updates to run on Rococo using the newest version of Substrate (3.0.0). The SDK was multilaterally improved and restructured by splitting it into several separate packages.

Mashnet-node: It’s parachain time!

These consecutive updates of our Substrate blockchain…

KILT Protocol

KILT is a blockchain protocol for issuing self-sovereign verifiable, revocable, anonymous credentials and enabling trust market business models in the Web 3.0.

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