In 2016, Khalid Maliki co-founded Tykn in line with his passion for social and sustainable entrepreneurial impact. He is among the few with a certified User Experience background in the Netherlands and also has an academic background in Information and Communication Technology with a Major in Multimedia Design, which he finished with Honors. Afterwards, he acquired in-depth experience whilst working for the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations in The Netherlands. Apart from his governmental work, Khalid has also established himself as a respected freelance UX Designer for clients such as Helloprint, and further as an award-winning musician as well. His broad user experience knowledge combined with a passion for social impact led him to put all his time and efforts into creating a resilient system for the most vulnerable populations on the planet.
Khalid, together with Tey El Rjula, manufactured a vision for resilient identities for the most vulnerable, recognizing the need for change in the current identity management systems. Tykn focuses on leveraging Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to build safe, private and interoperable electronic identity, authentication and trust service (eIDAS) tools, with the vision of leveraging this technology being to generate social value and impact. The current embodiment of the Tykn vision is the partnership with the Dutch Red Cross team to develop a system with a digital wallet that can be used to transfer money faster, safer and more transparently to the most vulnerable populations in a disaster area.