Bloomberg: Sam Altman’s Worldcoin Crypto Project Officially Launches
Bloomberg – July 24, 2023
By Hannah Miller
It took three years, multiple digital-asset market dislocations and hundreds of millions of dollars, but the eyeball-scanning crypto project known as Worldcoin has officially launched.
“Worldcoin is an attempt at global scale alignment,” the digital identity and crypto payments project co-founded by OpenAI Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman said in a statement Monday. “The journey will be challenging and the outcome is uncertain.”
Both the digital asset market and the broader tech industry have undergone sharp changes in the years following the project’s founding. Since June 2021, when Bloomberg first reported on Altman’s new startup, the price of Bitcoin has taken a rollercoaster ride from about $32,000 to a high of more than $67,000 and back to less than $30,000.
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