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

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Here’s a quick update on KILT’s plans for the next few months as we get closer to mainnet launch. We’ll continue to update you on milestones and partnerships via this blog, our Twitter and Telegram channels and our newsletter. But first, a brief overview.

KILT provides a base layer for verifiable credentials in the Web 3.0 world. We’re building a permissionless trust infrastructure for real-world business cases like our DeFi, genetics testing, cloud computing and energy partnerships. We’re also exploring collaborations in climate change and gaming.

Why does KILT…


Initiative Will Build Upon Fractal’s Growing Base of 140,000 Users

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28 January 2021, Berlin, Germany and Tallinn, Estonia — Fractal, KILT Protocol and Polkadex today announced a partnership to create a decentralised KYC system for exchange customers. Polkadex and Fractal will use the KILT Protocol as the underlying infrastructure for managing the KYC credentials required by Polkadex, to simplify and streamline the onboarding experience.

KILT Protocol will integrate Fractal’s user-centric KYC/AML platform, which is built for compliance with global, regulated industries. BOTLabs GmbH (the company behind KILT Protocol) will provide a wallet as a browser extension for customers to hold…


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We are happy to announce that BOTLabs (the company behind KILT Protocol) and PureStake (the company developing the Moonbeam smart contract platform) will work together on Polimec (Polkadot Liquidity Mechanism). Both companies are part of the Polkadot Ecosystem and build on Parity’s Substrate framework.

Polimec is a fundraising mechanism for the Polkadot Ecosystem and it allows the issuance and transfer of multiple cryptocurrencies directly on a dedicated blockchain. The Polimec Blockchain is built on Substrate as well and therefore other Substrate based blockchains can utilize Polimec to issue tokens and make them available to the market even before their own…


Cross Compiling the Substrate-Node-Template to ARMv7

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The Raspberry Pi is an unbelievably versatile piece of hardware. It can be used to build robots and automate boring tasks like watering your plants, turning on lights and music and much more. But can it also run a substrate based blockchain? The answer is yes!

Requirements

First of all we need a little bit of time. There are two compile steps included that could take 30min of your CPU time each! …


By Ingo Rübe, CEO of BOTLabs and project lead for KILT Protocol.

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Polimec (Polkadot Liquidity Mechanism) allows the issuance and transfer of multiple cryptocurrencies directly on a dedicated blockchain. The Polimec blockchain (like Polkadot, Kusama, KILT and many others) is built with Parity’s Substrate framework; other Substrate-based blockchains can utilize Polimec to issue tokens and make them available to the market, even before their own network goes live. In that way Polimec serves a similar purpose for the Polkadot ecosystem as the ERC20 contracts do for the Ethereum ecosystem. Polimec will be a community-owned parathread on Polkadot. …


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KILT Protocol and Glacier today announced the founding of a joint research lab. The Web3 Identity Lab will focus on applied science in the field of digital identity. We commit to the principles of the Web3, meaning that users need to regain control over their data. The Web3 Identity Lab will do research, publish papers, and implement solutions for industry and the public sector, based on

- Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs)

- Verifiable Credentials (VCs)

- Blockchain Technology

Another focus area of the Web3 Identity Lab will be the cultural acceptance of identity concepts. The requirements for digital identity solutions have…


Updating KILT to v 0.19.0

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Updating KILT

While both Kusama and Polkadot have been launched, the dev-team of KILT Protocol has not been lazy and worked hard to come closer to the launch of the main-net. Spoiler: Unfortunately, we are not quite there yet but today we at least come out with a minor bang: Not only have we updated our chain from Substrate 1.0 to the latest 2.0 version (2.0.0-rc5) but additionally we have added three features to our SDK: Quotes, nested claim types and last but not least privacy enhanced attestations as well as verifications. …


Anonymous Credentials in the KILT Protocol

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Data sovereignty and privacy have gained significant interest during recent years, yet we lack widespread usable solutions. Anonymous Credentials are a type of digital Credentials which entities can obtain from trusted Attesters (issuers) and show these Credentials to multiple Verifiers without necessarily revealing any identifiable information. So even if the Verifiers collude, they cannot pinpoint the identity of the Credential presenter. In this article we present Portablegabi, an attribute based revocable Anonymous Credential library that we developed as part of the grant we received from the Web3 Foundation.

KILT Protocol Enables Verifiable Digital Credentials for the Web 3.0

It is a common joke that…


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This technology is developed by the team around the KILT Protocol to enable COVID-19 harmlessness Credentials that will allow people who passed a quick test or are immune and not contagious anymore to move freely. These Credentials will be self-sovereign data that is created and stored in a decentralised way to prevent data hoarding or theft. The apps for these Credentials are open source to ensure transparency of the implemented processes and will be distributed without license fees to ensure that everyone who wants, can use them. Ideally a trusted authority such as a government of a country, a state…


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BOTLabs GmbH, the company behind the KILT Protocol, was awarded grant money for building a blockchain-based revocation feature for Portablegabi, a software library that allows users to present digital credentials anonymously.

Berlin, 1st of April 2020

Web3 Foundation’s grant program selects projects that steward the Web 3.0 ecosystem and primarily focuses on supporting software development related to Polkadot and Substrate. …

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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