What is KILT?

KILT is a blockchain-based protocol which allows the description of arbitrary features of persons, organisations and things. The Claims about such features can be attested by trusted entities and sent back to the Claimer as a signed Credential. The Claimer owns the Credential and can present it to Verifiers. If the Verifier trusts the signing Attester, it can perform actions desired by the Claimer. KILT is an open source project.

How do BOTLabs and KILT relate?

BOTLabs is a blockchain company based in Berlin and owned by Ingo Rübe and the German Publisher Hubert Burda Media. Swiss Publisher Ringier also holds shares in BOTLabs. BOTLabs develop the KILT Protocol and then will hand it over to the KILT Foundation.

What do I need to do if I want to use KILT?

Please get involved! Contact us under info@kilt.io or fill in one of the contact forms you find on our website. We are looking for integrators, contributors and early Attesters. KILT holds lots of business opportunities. We are happy to get you on board as soon as possible.

Is it really free?

The KILT Protocol is licensed under a commonly used license model for open source software. Using the software of the reference implementations and using the principals of the protocol will not be charged. However, anyone is free to develop applications on top of the KILT Protocol and license them in exchange for money, or offer paid services on top of the KILT Protocol. It will also be possible to earn KILT Tokens by offering services like attestations with the KILT Protocol. Offering such services is a business model for attesters. Neither BOTLabs nor the KILT Foundation will charge any fees to anyone using the KILT Protocol Software.

Then, what’s the BOTLabs business model?

BOTLabs will keep a certain small percentage of all KILT Tokens. If the value of the KILT Token increases over time, BOTLabs will sell parts of their share. BOTLabs may also offer paid services on top of KILT or conduct implementation projects.

Can I already buy KILT Coins?

No. The KILT Coins will not be issued before 2019 and not be minted before 2020. Please keep in touch to receive updates. The current Testnet (Mash Net) has Mash Coins, which is play money without value. You can generate a public key in the Demo Client at https://demo.kilt.io and send an E-Mail to us in exchange for Mash Coins. With these Mash Coins you can use all features of the Demo Client and the Mash Net.

I need KILT in my organisation. How do I proceed?

If you have an internal IT department, you will probably not need any help. KILT features an easy to use JavaScript SDK, which makes it fun to use and easy to generate success. If you do not have an IT department, or your’s is busy right now, or you need help in shaping the product or project, you can either turn to us, or contact one of your System Integrators.

I want to become a System Integrator. What do I need to do?

First of all: get in touch with us through info@kilt.io – we will start the process together with you. For becoming a certified KILT System Integrator, we will ask you to show us some work already done on KILT. Our Core Team will make a code review on that and we will ask you for a contact to one customer you met in a project situation for a short interview. Certified Integrators will be listed on the KILT homepage.

Is KILT running on Ethereum? And is the KILT Coin an ERC20 Token?

No. KILT is based on Parity Substrate (parity.io). KILT has a native Blockchain and a native Coin.