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.

Blockchain is a complex technology with wide-reaching implications that can have a huge impact on society. At BOTLabs we recognise the need for an interdisciplinary approach and value the perspectives and insights from our multifaceted team members with expertise in Computer Science, Mathematics, Law, Economics, Communications and Philosophy.

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