XAIN is a berlin-based tech company specializing in IoT networks. We combine cybersecurity, machine learning and blockchain technology in order to propose a flexible, embedded, and secure access control protocol for machine and vehicle networks. The company originated as an Oxford University research project to develop a distributed, highly flexible and privacy-preserving network with a novel two-fold consensus mechanism - called Proof of Kernel Work - for energy efficiency and scalability. Having prevailed over 120 start-ups, XAIN AG won the 1st Porsche Innovation Contest in summer 2017. The company is involved in several projects with its customers, including Porsche and Daimler. Since, XAIN has developed a new data structure for hybrid clients, which are directly integrated into embedded systems, such as microcontrollers and IOT devices, for end-to-end secure communication. Currently, the company is developing a universal, secure and user-centric access control language for IoT networks. We envision in a world where equally-distributed intelligent systems enable collaboration and trust.