Singapore Embraces Worldcoin’s Advanced Iris-Scanning Technology
In a recent development, Worldcoin, known for its unique identity verification technology, has expanded its services to Singapore. This strategic move comes after a brief halt in its operations in India, showcasing the company’s adaptive and expansive strategy in the global market.
Singapore: A New Chapter in Worldcoin’s Journey
Worldcoin announced in a December 27 blog post that residents of Singapore now have access to its iris-scanning orbs at five different locations. This expansion indicates a steady growth in Worldcoin’s global presence, despite the temporary suspension of its services in India. The company’s website confirms the availability of verification services in 11 countries, including the United States.
However, it’s noteworthy that some countries, like Kenya, have raised privacy concerns, leading to the suspension of Worldcoin’s services in those regions.
Worldcoin’s Growing User Base and the Road Ahead
Since its inception in 2021, Worldcoin has seen a significant surge in user engagement. Prior to its official launch in July 2023, over two million people had already signed up for its services. At present, Worldcoin reports that over five million individuals globally have created accounts, which constitutes approximately 0.06% of the world’s population.
A Brief Setback and Recovery for Sam Altman
The journey of Worldcoin’s founder, Sam Altman, has also been eventful. Altman, who is also the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, faced a temporary setback when he was forced out of his position at the artificial intelligence research firm in November. This decision led to a wave of resignations in protest by his colleagues at OpenAI. However, Altman’s tenure was swiftly restored 12 days later, marking a significant rebound.