Where did the name KILT come from?
The BOTLabs team was looking for something that represents identity without revealing identity. And that’s what a kilt is. All the different lines and colors in the pattern tell something about you: which clan you are from, that you are probably Scottish, etc. But it doesn’t reveal your first name and it doesn’t say if you have a university diploma. That’s also what KILT Protocol is all about – selective disclosure.
The purse that is worn with a kilt is called a “sporran” – that’s where the KILT wallet got its name.
And of course in the real world, in a sporran you might find another wonderful thing from Scotland – Scottish whisky. So the testnet was named “Mash-Net” after the mash used to make whisky. KILT’s mainnet is called “Spirit-Net”, and the gas (transaction fee) is the “Angel’s Share” – that’s the whisky that evaporates into the heavens from the barrel.