After temporarily scaling back its business in India, Worldcoin has launched its services in Singapore. According to the latest announcement, individuals in Singapore will be able to verify their “unique humanity” on an Orb.
The move follows the release of World ID 2.0 and the open source of the Worldcoin iris recognition pipeline in mid-December.
Worldcoin’s global expansion
In addition to World ID’s verifications, Worldcoin revealed that Tools for Humanity (TFH), a contributor to the project, has joined two prominent startup and technology associations in Singapore: ACCESS and the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). These project launches and association affiliations follow a recent multi-city tour in Asia led by members of the TFH product development team.
Co-created by Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, Worldcoin is focused on identity verification and uses its Orb devices to scan individuals’ irises to confirm their humanity. The project rewards participants with WLD tokens when they sign up to the protocol.
In addition to Singapore, the availability of World ID verifications has continued to grow in various countries over the past month. The Worldcoin website reported that verification locations were accessible in 11 countries.
In Spain, Seville and Bilbao recently joined the growing list of cities offering global identity checks, which includes locations from Malaga to Mallorca to Madrid. Additionally, new launches in Cologne and Leipzig brought the number of Orb locations in Germany to four, including Berlin and Nuremberg, according to the Worldcoin head. blog post.
In South America, Chile expanded access to global identity verifications to Concepcion, Curico, Viña del Mar and Santiago. Meanwhile, Argentina set a new national record with more than 10,000 daily checks.
Across the Pacific in Japan, the city of Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu has been added to the list of locations, along with new options in Tokyo, to conduct personality verification through World ID .
According to TFH, more than five million accounts have been created so far, positioning it as the fifth most used hot wallet in the world in 2023, alongside the Bitcoin.com wallet. On the other hand, the monthly number of active users of the World App application reached 1.7 million and the total number of transactions carried out on the application exceeded 30 million.
Reduced services in India, Brazil and France
Despite a series of expansions and partnerships, Worldcoin quietly halted its operations in India and discontinued its registration services in Brazil and France.
The project then clarified that its activities in Brazil and France were intended as limited previews, with plans for a more substantial rollout in 2024.
Simultaneously, Orb’s verification services in India have been temporarily suspended as the company works to implement a personalized, secure and curated registration process in response to high demand.
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