Crypto unicorn Worldcoin has launched a waitlist for its “World ID” software development kit (SDK) — which will allow websites to verify the uniqueness and humanness of its users without storing their personal information.
The company has also launched the World ID software itself, allowing end users to obtain their "World ID" immediately, according to a March 14 announcement on the Worldcoin website.
Worldcoin is co-founded by Sam Altman, who also co-founded OpenAI.
Introducing World ID, a new privacy-first digital identity that brings global proof of personhood to the internet.Find out more and sign up for the SDK ⬇️https://t.co/jD7ztwbeGY
According to the announcement, World ID is a “global digital passport” that each user is able to store locally on their phone. This ID will allow users to prove that they are not bots, but without needing to provide phone numbers or other identifying information to the websites they log into.
The ID is attached to a cryptographic “proof of personhood” that uses Zero-Knowledge (ZK) proofs to obscure the user’s personally identifying data. This means that it allows users to verify their identities without revealing the personal information used to make the verifications, it said.
Users can obtain a World ID right now, without waiting on websites to implement the new standard.
Phone verification is available “in most countries for users and developers starting today” and iris verification is available in “Argentina, Chile, India, Kenya, Portugal and Spain, as well as [through] demos at blockchain and identity conferences” the firm explained.
Worldcoin has also launched a waitlist for the protocol’s software development kit (SDK). When it becomes available, the SDK will allow developers toRead more on cointelegraph.com