BOTLabs Trusted Entity GmbH (BT.E) has launched web3name, an application for creating custom names to represent people’s digital identities. The application is built on the KILT blockchain.
Users will be able to link their SocialKYC credentials like email addresses, Twitter, GitHub, Twitch, and Discord.
Creating the custom name on Web3name is free, though for a limited time, as noted in the app’s promo page.
Web3name makes Web3 easier to use and more accessible to all by providing a personal and recognizable way for people to represent their digital identity.
The created custom identity is personal
Once one creates a custom digital identity on Web3name, the name remains theirs forever unless they wish to give it up upon when they can return it to the web3bame universe. Once the name is created, there are no renewal fees.
The created name can be linked to the KILT address and any other addresses across the Polkadot ecosystem. The service will be extended across other chains in the coming days.
Supplementing addresses other than replacing
Web3name is designed to enhance identity rather than replace identity. Therefore, the created custom identity only supplements the original digital asset address rather than replacing it. In essence, the created web3name identity is linked to an existing address.
Users can only have one web3name name per identity, though they may create several identities and create web3names for the identities. Examples of identities include a work identity, a collator identity, and a gaming identity.