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Website: worldcoin.org

Worldcoin is building the world’s largest identity and financial network to serve as a public utility. Worldcoin consists of a privacy-preserving digital identity (World ID) and, where laws allow, a digital currency (WLD) received simply for being human.

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Worldcoin registers 200,000 Chileans in LATAM market push

Worldcoin’s pitch for a global currency and digital identity system has arrived in Chile, after facing roadblocks and government censure…

Sep 18, 2023

Tools for Humanity faces tough questions in Kenya Worldcoin inquiry

The standoff between Kenyan officials and crypto-ID firm Worldcoin continues, with both sides raising the stakes to defend their positions….

Sep 8, 2023

Worldcoin boom hits a wall in Kenya, despite CEO’s pleas

Worldcoin continues to push its iris-scanning biometric capture system in Kenya. This week it was reported that Alex Blania, the…

Sep 1, 2023

Worldcoin has a good story to tell but not the one world regulators are interested in

Without judging the significance or veracity of the successes that digital ID organization Worldcoin’s executives have claimed this summer, the…

Aug 23, 2023

Worldcoin biometrics collection faces more scrutiny in Kenya, skepticism in India

Worldcoin, the project that wants to scan your iris biometrics in exchange for some of its cryptocurrency, continues to attract…

Aug 15, 2023

Data protection authorities in Kenya, Argentina investigating Worldcoin

Data protection authorities in Kenya and Argentina are examining Worldcoin’s operations to determine if its biometric enrollment process violates national…

Aug 8, 2023

Worldcoin biometric enrollment frenzy sparks raid, concerns

As questions continue to arise about Sam Altman’s Worldcoin venture, one thing is certain: we will be hearing a lot…

Aug 4, 2023

Worldcoin to make iris biometrics device design available to developers

Worldcoin, the company that aims to enroll the whole world in its World ID digital identity service, is exploring the…

Aug 3, 2023

World ID – Changing the world or sci-fi dystopia?

By Alan Goode, CEO and Chief Analyst at Goode Intelligence Would you let a shiny metal orb scan your iris…

Aug 2, 2023

Kenya bans Worldcoin activities as citizens trade biometrics for tokens

Worldcoin, which says it wants to build a “more human internet” with its World ID credential and globular iris scanning…

Jul 31, 2023

Multiple regulators turn gaze to Worldcoin’s iris collection

Regulators in the UK, France, Germany, Kenya and Mexico are scrutinizing Worldcoin, the company that offers people free cryptocurrency for…

Jul 26, 2023

Worldcoin cryptocurrency drives digital ID enrollment despite ‘potential privacy nightmare’

After launching its cryptocurrency on Monday, Worldcoin users across the world have been lining up to get their irises scanned…

Jul 24, 2023

Worldcoin’s digital ID-linked cryptocurrency hits the markets

A new cryptocurrency launch does not generally interest people in digital identity, but Worldcoin’s token is part of a platform…

Jul 21, 2023

SDK launched by Worldcoin to enable applications with World ID

More news from Worldcoin, who have made their World ID SDK public. Until now only available to a handful of…

Jul 17, 2023

Worldcoin surpasses 2M digital ID signups; 8B to go

Cryptocurrency and digital ID startup Worldcoin says it has enrolled over 2 million signups for its anonymized digital identity credential,…

Jul 11, 2023

Spain adopts Worldcoin’s ID protocol as the company boasts ambitious plans

Spain is now the largest and fastest-growing market in Europe for Worldcoin’s World ID proof-of-personhood protocol, according to the company….

Jun 30, 2023

Worldcoin launches digital ID, proof of personhood in Germany

Worldcoin’s plans for a global, accessible biometric identity network have taken another step toward the company’s particular utopia, with the…

Jun 29, 2023

Okta adds Worldcoin authentication to Auth0 marketplace

Worldcoin’s digital ID authentication button has been added to ID and access-management software firm Okta‘s Auth0 marketplace. A “Sign in…

May 26, 2023

Worldcoin biometric crypto initiative raises $115M

Tools for Humanity, the company behind the Worldcoin cryptocurrency project that relies on biometric identification, announced it has raised $115…

May 22, 2023

Worldcoin may have a biometric data black market problem

Worldcoin, the digital identity and financial services crypto project that verifies people by scanning their irises, has found itself amid…

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World ID – Changing the world or sci-fi dystopia?

By Alan Goode, CEO and Chief Analyst at Goode Intelligence Would you let a shiny metal orb scan your iris…

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