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Welcome to Kinto
This page provides an introduction to the network.
Welcome to Kinto! Kinto is an L2 focused on providing safe and insured access to financial services. It's built on top of the Ethereum network using the Arbitrum Nitro Stack, and it's non-custodial, transparent, permissionless, and governed by the community.
Kinto has been designed from the ground up to provide a safe environment for users and financial institutions. Kinto provides KYC, insurance, and AML & fraud monitoring at the blockchain level by default. All participants are KYC'ed, and the network runs AML on all of them continuously. Transactions can then only be performed by verified participants. PII is only saved in identity providers chosen by governance and their information cannot be linked to their on-chain accounts except when each individual user chooses to do with an application that requests it.
Kinto has a two-layer governance system fully on-chain. The protocol parameters, sequencer, and treasury will be voted on-chain by 9 Nios (Guardians). Token-holders elect these 9 guardians on a rolling 6-month basis.