BOTLabs GmbH in Berlin is the company behind KILT Protocol. It was founded by Ingo Rübe and the German publishing house Hubert Burda Media in January 2018.

In October 2018 the Swiss publisher Ringier AG participated as an additional shareholder.

Since blockchain technology and its various possible applications are a complex matter with a remarkable impact on society, they require an interdisciplinary approach. BOTLabs recognise and value this fact by employing a diverse team with academic backgrounds in Computer Science, Mathematics, Law, Economy, Philosophy and Communication Sciences.

After an intense period of research and creative exchange, the idea of the open-source KILT Protocol was born in summer 2018 and year later the first test net went live. With KILT, BOTLabs develops a very business-oriented blockchain protocol with the goal to enable new business models across all industries.