Following the launch of the World ID 2.0 digital identity passport in December 2023, which added face biometrics for verification, Worldcoin has established operations in Singapore, continuing global expansion of its biometric proof-of-personhood project.
A post on the company’s blog says four locations in Singapore are now playing host to the Orb, Worldcoin’s spheroid biometric enrolment device. Those wishing to verify their World ID can have their irises scanned to “verify their unique humanness.”
Worldcoin’s parent firm Tools for Humanity (TFH) has demonstrated further national buy-in by attaining membership in two of Singapore’s most respected startup and tech associations: ACCESS and the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA).
More expansion for Worldcoin in Europe and South America
The Orb has been popping up with increasing frequency in countries around the world, as TFH looks to put the Kenyan debacle of 2023 in its rearview. The Singapore deal is the fruit of a multi-city tour through Asia by the firm’s development team. Enrollment options have also expanded in Japan, including the city of Fukuoka on Kyushu Island.
In Europe, Worldcoin recently set up shop in the Spanish cities of Sevilla and Bilbao, and doubled Germany’s Orb count to four with launches in Cologne and Leipzig, which join Berlin and Nuremberg. South America also continues to be a hot spot for the company, with Orbs deployed to Chilean cities Concepcion, Curico and Viña del Mar, and Argentina setting a new national record for biometric verifications in a single day, with a tally of more than 10,000 users’ irises scanned.
Worldcoin is even planning to resume operations in Kenya, after reportedly reaching an agreement with the country’s government.