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Abstract: The Transport Layer Security Protocol in its current implementation is based on a centralized and intransparent infrastructure. These flaws have been the cause of many Man-in-the-middle attacks, which are most commonly rooted in a lack of security in Certificate Authorities, who as a result get compromised. Log-based enhancements, such as Certificate Transparency, have made an effort to solve these problems by logging every signed certificate and thus making signing a public process. However these systems lack proper financial incentives and automation. In this seminar paper IKP, a system to add financial incentives, among other features, to Log-based enhancements and PKI, is described and discussed.