- You can get it via mobile or through a retinal scanner.
- The identity is protected by zero-knowledge technology
- It can be linked to a mobile wallet and used, for example, to confirm transactions
Today, March 14, Worldcoin officially introduced the World ID protocol. This is a digital identity identifier with which the user Maybe prove the authenticity of their data without sacrificing anonymity.
Briefly about Worldcoin
The company is co-founded by Sam Altman, founder and CEO of OpenAI. The mission of Worldcoin is to create a single digital identifier, an application for it, and a token. This will solve the problem of false identities on the network and make the cryptocurrency truly accessible.
What is World ID?
This is an identification protocol. With it, the user can verify his identity. The software provider Tools For Humanity took part in the development of the project.
World ID is presented in the form of a mobile application. The program offers several identity verification options, including retinal scanning via Worldcoin’s Orb.
The received data can be linked to, for example, a cryptocurrency wallet. The identifier does not convey personal data. In addition, the information is securely protected, which negates the risk of disclosing the user’s biometrics.
“It is a completely decentralized, privacy-focused protocol. In the same way that a user has a personal wallet, he can receive a personal identifier. The information is stored on your device (smartphone) and we can use it as a zero-knowledge proof.” — Thiago Sada, head of products, development and design at Tools For Humanity.
In which countries is this software available?
You can issue an identifier via mobile in almost any state. With a retinal check, everything is somewhat more complicated. So far, Orb’s is only available in Latin America, India and Spain. But the developers promise to expand this list in the coming months.
Interestingly, the retinal scanner, introduced back in 2021, is still perceived in two ways in the community. Many users and experts in crypto accuse Worldcoin of illegally collecting biometric data.
The company tried to dispel these doubts by introducing ZK technology, but did not achieve much success.