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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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Bug bounty announced for the Worldcoin project

Backers of the Worldcoin cybercurrency protocol project say they have created a bug bounty program for the project, which will…

Feb 12, 2024

Worldcoin Foundation announces grant winners

The Worldcoin Foundation has announced the winners of its grant program designed to improve Worldcoin, a project that aims to…

Feb 1, 2024

ID.me verifies 50M users while IDnow, Tools for Humanity sign up digital wallet partners

ID.me has announced it has verified 50 million users’ IDs in the ID.me identity wallet. IDnow and netID are collaborating…

Jan 31, 2024

Worldcoin’s Hong Kong premises raided in ‘proactive’ look into breach of data privacy laws

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong has staged raids on multiple locations used for…

Jan 29, 2024

New marketing for Worldcoin’s iris biometrics proposition

Tools for Humanity is updating the marketing of its Orb iris scanner. The five-pound chrome eyeball is being changed to…

Jan 15, 2024

Worldcoin reaches 500K Argentinians with digital ID verified at an Orb

Half-a-million people in Argentina have verified their Worldcoin Foundation digital identity at one of the foundation’s Orb iris biometrics scanners….

Jan 2, 2024

Worldcoin is now in Singapore as its iris biometrics project grows globally

Following the launch of the World ID 2.0 digital identity passport in December 2023, which added face biometrics for verification,…

Dec 21, 2023

Worldcoin pulls orbs from 3 countries, claims early success from Shopify integration

Worldcoin has shut down the use of iris biometrics-collecting orbs in India, Brazil and France, according to TechCrunch. Iris biometrics…

Dec 18, 2023

Worldcoin soon back to business in Kenya as co-founder eyes next growth phase

Worldcoin, the multinational cryptocurrency and digital ID firm, is set to resume its operations in Kenya next year following reported…

Dec 13, 2023

Worldcoin adds face biometrics, major consumer platforms in digital ID upgrade

Worldcoin has expanded its digital identity system, added face biometric authentication and unveiled support for a series of popular online…

Dec 11, 2023

How attractive is WLD to large investors? We’re going to see

The Worldcoin Foundation, originator of would-be world digital currency of the future WLD, could use a little scratch. Executives want…

Dec 7, 2023

Worldcoin turns to person on the street to accelerate biometric development

Executives with the Worldcoin Foundation have created a development grant program that has been valued at 5 million WLD. The…

Dec 1, 2023

Worldcoin tours Asia, partners for crypto off-ramping capabilities

Members of the Tools for Humanity product development team toured Asia to gather feedback before World ID verification expands throughout…

Nov 20, 2023

Those betting long on Worldcoin not stirred by OpenAI drama

Tools for Humanity’s cryptocurrency Worldcoin has taken a little slap since its chair and cofounder, Sam Altman, was summarily fired…

Nov 1, 2023

Worldcoin’s digital ID wallet reaches 4M downloads in 6 months

Biometric cryptocurrency and digital identity company Worldcoin released World App, a digital wallet, six months ago. Since then, it has…

Oct 25, 2023

Worldcoin is at it again. But at what? Biometrics player switching from stablecoin

Rare is the move made by Worldcoin Foundation or its founder Sam Altman that does not leave a non-zero percentage…

Oct 2, 2023

Worldcoin a threat to Kenya’s statehood say lawmakers

Kenyan officials are stepping up their efforts to purge the East African nation of the Worldcoin project, accusing it of…

Sep 28, 2023

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…

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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…

Why Worldcoin will go nowhere

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