World ID sign-ups in Chile exceed 1% of the population
More than 200K people have verified their World ID in Chile as demand for the privacy-preserving digital identity protocol continues to grow following the Worldcoin project launch in July. In a country with approximately 19.5M residents, that’s over 1% of the population.
To help meet demand, project contributors at Tools for Humanity (TFH) have recently started operations in Vina del Mar and Concepcion. These locations are in addition to established operations in the country’s capital of Santiago.
Continued growth in South America
During his recent fireside conversation on the Ethereum Argentina Mainnet Stage, Worldcoin project co-founder and CEO of Tools for Humanity Alex Blania spoke about the country’s, and the region’s, positive response to innovative projects like Worldcoin:
“People are much more sensitive and much more understanding of the fundamental principles of crypto,” said Blania. “It’s a combination of having a very technologically advanced country in general and then also a crypto-forward country specifically, which makes it an explosive building ground for the next wave of innovation in this space.”