Designing Digital Identity Applications for Web3

BOTLabs GmbH is the initial developer of KILT Protocol, an identity blockchain for generating decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials.
Founded in Berlin in 2018, BOTLabs develops software and services "Built on KILT" including SocialKYC, DIDsign, web3name, Stakeboard and Account Linking.
In addition, BOTLabs subsidiary B.T.E. BOTLabs Trusted Entity has developed KILT's Sporran wallet, Checkout Service and Enterprise Service.
BOTLabs is a founding member of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) and a member of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF).


SocialKYC is an identity verification service for proving control of your email address and social media accounts by generating credentials you share with online services.

SocialKYC forgets about the user and the credential as soon as the credential is issued. Personal data is not stored, siloed, or shared.


With DIDsign you can sign and add a timestamp to any digital file directly in your browser using your unique KILT DID (decentralized identifier).

You then download your signed file(s) to your device as a zip file and send via email, Telegram, or WhatsApp.

The recipient can easily verify that the file has not been tampered with using the DIDsign website. Signing, sending and verifying files is always free.


web3name (w3n) is a unique, custom name you create to represent your on-chain DID, which is a string of letters and numbers that forms the core of your KILT digital identity.

Your web3name can be linked with your SocialKYC credentials and with addresses across multiple blockchain ecosystems, adding an extra layer of verification and trust to digital transactions.


The Stakeboard web application allows you to interact with the KILT blockchain to stake KILT and gain rewards.

Collators hold the data of the KILT blockchain. When collators that you back successfully produce blocks, you are rewarded in KILT Coins.

You can choose to claim your rewards or stop staking at any time.

Account Linking

Linking your unique web3name and DID (decentralized identifier) to one or more blockchain addresses makes it easier for others to identify you.

The addresses linked can be on KILT, in the Polkadot ecosystem, and soon, on Ethereum. 

Credentials can also be linked via your DID and made public for additional verification and transparency. This is especially useful for collators and those offering blockchain services.