Interest in World ID continues to grow as Iberia passes 500K verifications
Interest in access to proof of personhood technologies like World ID is continuing to grow globally.
In 2023, World ID verifications jumped from under a million in January to more than 2.5 million by the end of November. On top of helping protect against sybil attacks, World ID is at the center of Worldcoin’s mission to increase global access to financial services and help address the issues faced by more than 4 billion people worldwide who lack a legal, digitally-verifiable identity.
Additional Orb locations are also opening in both new and existing cities to help make sure everyone who wants to be a part of the Worldcoin community can do so.
world app just had it’s busiest days ever— tiago sada (@tiagosada) December 7, 2023
500k+ people online both on monday and tuesday
1m+ transactions over these 48 hours
In Argentina, a global leader for blockchain innovation and crypto adoption, more than 360K people have now verified their World ID. That’s close to 1% of the population in one of the most populated countries in South America.
As summer approaches in the southern hemisphere, local Worldcoin Operators are forecasted to help an additional 20K-30K new people digitally verify their humanness every week in cities like Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mar del Plata and beyond.
In neighboring Chile, more than a quarter million people have verified their World ID as Orb locations have steadily grown to include Santiago, Concepcion, Curico and Viña del Mar. Local operations are projected to expand further over the summer to meet demand.
After launching Berlin’s first Orb location halfway through the year, Worldcoin is expanding access to World ID verifications throughout the country to meet growing demand. Orbs are already available in Berlin at Bikini and Saturn Alexanderplatz and in Nuremberg at Joseph’s Innovation Lab, with additional locations in cities like Munich, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Cologne set to open before the end of the year.
“We are no longer alone on the Internet,” said Alex Blania, CEO and co-founder of Tools for Humanity, the initial development company of the Worldcoin project, in a recent interview with Forbes Germany. “Human verification online will only continue to become more important.”
More than 200,000 people in Portugal, or 2% of the population, have now verified their World ID. Lisbon-based Talent Protocol has also integrated with the World ID protocol to better connect web3 builders across Europe and incentivize them to support each other and grow together.
Currently, Orbs are available in 10 locations across the country’s two largest cities, Lisbon and Porto. That number is set to expand by more than 50% by the end of 2023.
Demand for World ID has grown significantly in Spain, a country that’s helping lead the EU in AI development. To meet it, nearly 20 Orb locations were made available across Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca. These have already enabled more than 300K people to digitally verify their humanness.
In late November, the country set a new record for daily verifications with more than 2,000, prompting the addition of new Orb locations in the southern cities of Murcia, Málaga and Granada. More cities are projected to be added by the end of the year.
To learn more about Worldcoin momentum and increasing access to World ID in countries around the world, as well as other valuable information such as the launch of the Worldcoin Foundation Community Grants Program, you can sign up for the blog newsletter at the bottom of this page or join the ongoing daily conversations on X (formerly Twitter), Discord, YouTube and Telegram.
You can also find other important information concerning the project in the Worldcoin protocol whitepaper.