Expanded app support
On the 13th, Worldcoin, a crypto asset (virtual currency) project promoted by Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT developer OpenAI, announced the launch of World ID 2.0.
The company has updated its user ID system to make it easier to distinguish between bots and authenticated humans. It will also be possible to use World Coin IDs on SNS, games, and e-commerce (EC) services such as Reddit, Telegram, Minecraft, and Shopify.
Introducing World ID 2.0https://t.co/EklnjoCPlN
— Worldcoin (@worldcoin) December 13, 2023
World ID 2.0 has been described as a “human passport for the Internet.” As AI technology has developed through the efforts of OpenAI and others, there has been a growing need to distinguish between humans and AI, and the World Coin project is also addressing this issue.
World Coin IDs have previously been available on Discord and other apps, but now the number of compatible apps has been increased. It also provides a platform for developers so that they can easily implement the “Sign in with World ID” feature.
According to this announcement, interest in World Coin and technology for identifying people is increasing, and the number of World ID authentications increased from less than 1 million in January of this year to over 2.5 million by the end of November. The number of places where Orb, a device that scans the iris of the eye and assigns an ID, is installed is also increasing, with Mexico and Singapore being added.
At the time of writing this article, the price of the virtual currency WLD is $2.56. It is up 6.5% from the previous day (see CoinGecko).
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“World ID 1.0” was launched in early 2023. The official website explains that the upgrade to 2.0 will continue in stages until early 2024. He also said that the number of compatible apps will be increased.
World ID can also be obtained from a smartphone app, but it is distinguished from those registered using Orb. According to the official website, World ID 2.0 is divided into three levels.
Users who register using Orb can perform important authentication, while service providers can now restrict access and usage based on how users register.
WorldCoin’s project is also said to be enhancing privacy, such as by making it possible to create an ID without providing an iris and by using zero-knowledge proofs, but authorities around the world are concerned about data collection and handling of personal information. Showing concern.
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In July of this year, it was revealed that authorities in the UK, France, and Germany were or were investigating WorldCoin.
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What is zero knowledge proof?
A type of proof protocol. It refers to a mechanism in which the prover proves that a claim is “true” without disclosing any information other than “that the claim is true” to the verifier.
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