Financial Times: Sam Altman’s Worldcoin crypto project begins international rollout
Financial Times – July 24, 2023
By George Hammond, Scott Chipolina
Sam Altman’s cryptocurrency project, the Worldcoin Foundation, is rolling out its services globally even as the company co-founded by the OpenAI chief faces regulatory pushback in the US.
The Berlin and San Francisco-based start-up announced on Monday that its technology, including its Worldcoin token — a cryptocurrency traceable on the blockchain that requires users to first prove their identity — will be available in 35 cities across 20 countries.
Central to the effort is an eye-scanning physical “orb”, which Worldcoin’s founders say is necessary for a future in which distinguishing between humans and robots becomes increasingly challenging due to a surge in artificial intelligence technology. Once users have proved they are not robots, they can be issued one of the company’s tokens.
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