Worldcoin eyes more platform integrations after launching iris-based digital ID

by Aug 8, 2023CryptoNews0 comments

Worldcoin, a project that aims to provide users with a digital ID based on their iris scan, is expecting more integrations with various platforms in the second half of 2023. The project, which launched on July 24, has attracted attention from both users and critics for its novel and controversial approach to data collection.

The project claims that its digital ID, called World ID, can be used for instant verification online and potentially for distributing a universal basic income (UBI) in the future. Users can obtain a World ID by scanning their irises with a spherical device called an orb, which is operated by volunteers around the world.

Worldcoin has already integrated with Auth0, a platform that enables thousands of its clients to use World ID as a sign-in option. It has also opened up its software development kit (SDK) for any developer to use it and integrated with Discord, a popular chat app. Tiago Sada, the head of product at Tools for Humanity, the company behind Worldcoin, told Cointelegraph that they expect more integrations to follow in the coming months.

Sada also said that they have been approached by governments who are interested in how the protocol works, but did not reveal any specific details. He emphasized that Worldcoin is not trying to replace existing forms of identification, such as passports or driver’s licenses, but rather offer an additional layer of security and convenience.

Worldcoin has also faced some challenges and criticisms since its launch. Some users have reported long queues and technical glitches while trying to get verified. Some governments and privacy watchdogs have raised concerns about the data collection and storage methods of the project. Worldcoin has stated that it uses zero-knowledge proofs to protect user privacy and that it does not store any biometric data on its servers.

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