Worldcoin Expands Identity Verification to Singapore

Worldcoin Expands Identity Verification to Singapore
Worldcoin Expands Identity Verification to Singapore

Worldcoin has begun providing identity verification services to residents of Singapore, following a reduction in the number of operations it is conducting in India.

According to a blog post published by Worldcoin on December 27, the project made the iris-scanning spheres available to individuals in Singapore at five different places. Despite stating that its services were “steadily increasing in countries,” the platform made the declaration in Singapore after temporarily halting scans for residents of India.

The website of Worldcoin indicated that verification locations were accessible in eleven different nations, one of which was the United States of America at the time of writing. Authorities in various jurisdictions, notably Kenya, put the initiative on hold due to concerns over individuals’ right to privacy.

A total of almost two million individuals signed up for the identity verification process before the official launch in July of 2023.

The verification process began in 2021. During the publication of this article, Worldcoin reported that more than five million individuals formed accounts using their identities. This represents around 0.06% of the total population of the planet.

In November, the artificial intelligence research company temporarily removed Sam Altman, the individual responsible for the creation of Worldcoin and the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI.

His expulsion prompted his coworkers at OpenAI to resign in protest, ultimately leading to Altman’s reinstatement twelve days later.