What is an Attester? How do I become an Attester?

An Attester is a trusted entity or organization that attests claims and issues credentials on the KILT Protocol. The Attester confirms the truth of the claim requested based on the information presented by the Claimer. Attesters can attach a price for their attestation. If an Attester fails to provide accurate attestations then Verifiers will not trust their credentials and Claimers have an incentive to seek out alternative Attesters. Thus there is an incentive in KILT’s trust economy to become a trustworthy Attester. 

You don’t need blockchain experience to become an Attester; you can leverage the KILT TypeScript SDK which interacts with the blockchain to develop your solution for managing credentials. Check out our developer resources. If you need some general guidance on first steps join the conversation on Discord or reach out to us at info@kilt.io.