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Current and archived Press Releases can be found here, as well as Coverage about KILT and BOTLabs in the media.

Press Releases

14.05.19 Schluss mit den Datensilos! KILT-Technologie gibt Internetnutzern Datensouveränität zurück In this press release we announce the launch of the Mash-Testnet, the Demo Client and the first Version of the KILT SDK on 14th of May 2019.



eGovernment Computing: Datensouveränität sichern Blockchain-Lösung als Alternative zu Datensilos

This article focuses on the Data Sovereignty aspect of KILT and presents KILT as an alternative to centralised data silos.

DNV Online: Startup Botlabs veröffentlicht Blockchain-Protokoll/ Burda und Ringier sind beteiligt

This article talks about the Go Live of KILT and quotes Ingo Rübe, Philipp Welte (Burda) and Robin Lingg about the potential of the protocol.
14.05.19 BOTLabs: Burdas Blockchain-Start-up stellt erstes Produkt vor

Horizont 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.
14.05.19 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.

Focus Online: Neues Blockchain-Protokoll soll Vertrauenswürdigkeit ins Internet zurückbringen

In this article Focus Online describes how KILT can provide security and trustworthiness by transferring a principle of the analogue world into the digital one.

W&V Online: Blockchain-Protokoll von Burda und Ringier: Kilt soll Facebook und Google die Stirn bieten

The 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.

heise online: KILT-Blockchain will Internetnutzern Datensouveränität zurückgeben

This 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.

BTC-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.

Hubert Burda Media: Botlabs: KILT bringt Ver­trau­ens­wür­dig­keit ins Internet zurück

Hubert 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.

Hubert Burda Media: Botlabs: KILT aims at strength­en­ing trust in the internet

Hubert 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)

Ringier: Berlin-based company BOTLabs, an investment of Ringier and Burda, launches Blockchain Protocol KILT

Ringier, 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.
14.05.19 Turi2: Burdas Blockchain-Startup BotLabs stellt neues Internetprotokoll vor A 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 Internet Ingo Rüber gives a brief definition of Blockchain technology and states that it is a chance to democratise the Internet.
15.10.18 Brunswick: Punk internet Ingo 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.
12.10.18 WELT: Die Öffentlichkeit muss gerettet werden/ The public must be saved In 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.
01.10.18 DLD 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).
13.09.18 DMEXCO: 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.
02.05.18 DLD Conference New York Ingo Rübe gives a chronological retrospective of Identity’s evolution and how it will benefit from the Blockchain technology that is rapidly evolving.
22.01.18 W&V Online: Warum Blockchain das Potenzial hat, Facebook und Google zu ersetzen Ingo 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.
19.01.18 Süddeutsche Zeitung: Blockchain gehört unsere Zukunft An 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.
18.01.18 Horizont: Burda gründet Blockchain-Start-up A 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.
18.01.18 W&V Online: Burda gründet Startup rund um Blockchain-Technologie An 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.
18.01.18 Meedia: Start des Bot Labs in Berlin: Burda investiert in Blockchain-Technologie Ingo Rübe explains how the uprising Blockchain technology will democratise the user experience of the Web.