Saturday, December 4

Worldcoin gives money to those who let their irises scan | Digital Trends Spanish

Worldcoin is a new cryptocurrency, which works as a layer of Ethereum, and which wants to become widespread rapidly globally And, for this, they are giving away between $ 10 and $ 200 dollars to all the people who agree to scan their irises.

This program is being carried out in several countries such as Sudan, France, Indonesia, Kenya and Chile. So far, the company behind Worldcoin says that 130,000 people have signed up for the program and received their rewards.

Why the iris? According to Worldcoin, this is the best way to identify an individual. First, because the scanning technology already exists and is very difficult both to modify and to to hack. And second, because in the iris there is enough information to distinguish a person and no two irises are the same, not even in the case of identical twins.

Instead, identifiers such as identity documents, emails or telephone numbers depend on other entities – such as governments or internet providers – which in the opinion of the creators of Worldcoin are unreliable.

Introducing Worldcoin, a new cryptocurrency that will be distributed fairly to as many people as possible.

Details about how it works: https://t.co/DLcAmUA4u3 pic.twitter.com/xC3W2U6Xi3

& mdash; Sam Altman (@sama) October 21, 2021

Worldcoin’s plan is to bring cryptocurrency to as many people as possible around the world, but in a decentralized way. To do this, they have independent operators, who are in charge of managing biometric devices – called Orbes – in each country where they are present.

Worldcoin is now focused on accelerating the production of orbs to increase its database throughout the world. And by its nature, there are already a few criticisms due to the mere fact of using biometric data without clarity of what are the intentions behind.

This looks like it produces a global (hash) database of people & # 39; s iris scans (for & quot; fairness & quot;), and waves away the implications by saying & quot; we deleted the scans! & Quot;

Yeah, but you save the * hashes * produced by the scans. Hashes that match * future * scans.

Don & # 39; t catalog eyeballs. https://t.co/uAk0NYGeZu

& mdash; Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 23, 2021

One of those critics is Edward Snowden himself, who assures that using biometric identifiers as a security method is a bad idea in every way.

The truth is that there are some doubts behind the Worldcoin proposal, because basically people are giving a very unique piece of information in exchange for a tiny amount of money. The amount given to volunteers varies depending on how early they sign up for the program and is also deposited in a cryptocurrency wallet over two years and not immediately.

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