On-Chain Trust with KILT Protocol

November 21st, 2019 · 45 mins 44 secs

About this Episode

How do trust and identity work in decentralized systems, and how can we help ensure our data isn't abused by centralized authorities?

In this episode, Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity Technologies) is joined by Ingo Rübe (Founder and CEO, BOTlabs) and Timo Welde (Product Owner and Technical Lead, KILT Protocol) of KILT Protocol, a built-on-Substrate project providing credentialing and authentication for web 3.0. Learn the difference between identity and attribution, and how KILT is building the future of decentralized trust.

02:35 - Why KILT is bigger than identity
07:50 - Problems with web 2.0 authentication
11:30 - Attack vectors and KILT security
17:00 - KILT developer experience
19:35 - How roles work in KILT
23:00 - Attestation use cases
28:30 - Substrate and the KILT stack
31:40 - Possible Polkadot integration
35:45 - Regulation and the future of KILT

KILT website
KILT github

Key Quotes:

“Identity should not be solved at the protocol level…. There are many things that you shouldn’t solve at the protocol level.”

“What we wanted to deliver is something so easy to use that a normal web developer could be successful in building applications on top of it.”

“Trust is generated outside the system, it’s just transported into the system.”

“Building your own network of validators is a pain in the ass.”