Worldcoin controversy explained in latest Cointelegraph Report

Wednesday, 9 Aug 2023

Cointelegraph By Marco Castrovilli

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In the latest Cointelegraph Report, we analyzed the privacy and ethical concerns around Worldcoin, currently among the most controversial cryptocurrency projects, and assessed its potential to disrupt the AI era.

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Worldcoin, an ambitious but also controversial cryptocurrency project, has been making headlines since its launch last month. The project collects people’s biometric data by scanning their eyeballs via a metallic orb. Its goal is to create a proof-of-personhood system that allows it to distinguish robots from humans in the budding era of AI.

But the project has raised numerous concerns among regulators and privacy advocates around the world due to an alleged lack of transparency regarding the methods the organization is using to collect people’s data.

A single company gathering millions of people data can potentially create a data privacy threat.

Moreover, some investigative reporters shed light on unethical and deceptive methods used by the organization to collect people’s data in the Global South. In particular, the organization has been giving out its native token, WLD, as an incentive to sign up, allegedly using “deceptive marketing techniques”.

Currently, the token has no real use case and it is largely a speculative instrument on the future success of the Worldcoin project.

In our latest Cointelegraph report, we broke down how Worldocin works and tried to figure out how grounded are the concerns around it.

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Cointelegraph By Marco Castrovilli

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