Worldcoin begins rollout of 1.5K Orbs to meet global demand for World ID
As AI technology and adoption continue to advance globally, it’s more important than ever to establish and scale privacy-preserving proof of personhood online.
That’s why Worldcoin is dramatically increasing access to World ID—the digital identity protocol powered by the Worldcoin ecosystem. The project will increase the number of available Orbs to 1.5K throughout the summer and fall in more than 35 cities around the world.
Global scope of the launch
Over the last six months of its beta phase, the Worldcoin project has verified the uniqueness and humanness of more than 40,000 individuals per week. The availability of 1.5K Orbs will more than 5x sign up capacity globally and enable millions of additional people to join the 2 million who have already signed up for World ID.
In countries like Spain, where more than 150K people have already verified their World ID, the project will scale its existing operations up to 3x in the coming months. In other countries such as France and Brazil, for a limited time pop-ups will allow people to locate a nearby Orb and sign up for World ID.
To review, the Orb, which was originally developed by Tools for Humanity (TFH), is the first custom biometric imaging device built for the Worldcoin project to verify humanness and uniqueness in a secure and privacy-preserving way. Anyone with a World ID-compatible wallet, such as TFH’s World App, can sign up for World ID at an Orb by visiting a Worldcoin Operator location or community specialist to access an Orb.
Where will the new Orbs be available?
See below for a list of 35+ cities in 20+ countries across five continents where Orbs will be available between now and the end of 2023. The list includes cities in which Orbs are currently available and those that will have Orbs available between now and the end of the year. Additional cities may be added in the future.
- Buenos Aires
- Los Angeles
- Mar del Plata
- Mexico City
- New York
- Rio de Janeiro
- San Francisco
- São Paulo
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Hong Kong
- Palma de Mallorca
Locations and reservations (where necessary) will be available via World App and here. This information will also often be shared on the official Worldcoin Twitter account.
The age of AI has the potential to be an unparalleled time of technological innovation and economic growth. This is why expanded access to World ID is so important.
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