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September 01, 2023

Worldcoin Grapples with Regulatory Scrutiny as Market Hype Takes a Hit

Worldcoin Grapples with Regulatory Scrutiny as Market Hype Takes a Hit

France’s data watchdog, CNIL, conducted checks at Worldcoin’s Paris offices this week, putting additional pressure on the digital currency company co-founded by OpenAI’s Sam Altman.

The inspections come in the wake of decreasing hype globally and declining Worldcoin prices.

Details were scant on what precisely those checks involved. This move follows CNIL’s announcement in July that it was probing Worldcoin, citing that the legality of its biometric data collection “seemed questionable.”

Worldcoin’s Biometric Controversy

Worldcoin has been a topic of much debate due to its requirement for users to provide iris scans to obtain a digital ID and, in some cases, free cryptocurrency. According to company’s website, 2.1 million people have already signed up, mostly as part of a two-year trial.

The Worldcoin Foundation, based in the Cayman Islands, responded positively to the regulatory attention.

Record-Breaking Demand in Argentina

Despite the negative press and falling prices, company has been seeing a surge in demand in Argentina. The company set a single-day record of 9,500 World ID Orb verifications in the country. World App climbed to the top position on Argentinaā€™s App Store, indicating robust interest in the digital ID offering.

In a response to CNIL’s initial probe, the Worldcoin Foundation emphasized their commitment to individual privacy and meeting regulatory standards. But as the company continues to grapple with global regulatory challenges, it remains to be seen how it will balance user privacy with regulatory compliance.

Final Thoughts

CNIL’s checks have added volatility to Worldcoin’s already turbulent state. This comes amid declining app prices and reduced global hype. The regulatory landscape is also shifting. As a result, Worldcoin remains under scrutiny. Its biometric data practices are a focal point for both critics and fans.

This situation doesn’t just impact Worldcoin. Other blockchain projects are also feeling the heat. They now face a delicate balance between fostering innovation and adhering to regulations.

Disclaimer

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Nik is an accomplished analyst and writer at Metaverse Post, specializing in delivering cutting-edge insights into the fast-paced world of technology, with a particular emphasis on AI/ML, XR, VR, on-chain analytics, and blockchain development. His articles engage and inform a diverse audience, helping them stay ahead of the technological curve. Possessing a Master's degree in Economics and Management, Nik has a solid grasp of the nuances of the business world and its intersection with emergent technologies.

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Nik Asti

Nik is an accomplished analyst and writer at Metaverse Post, specializing in delivering cutting-edge insights into the fast-paced world of technology, with a particular emphasis on AI/ML, XR, VR, on-chain analytics, and blockchain development. His articles engage and inform a diverse audience, helping them stay ahead of the technological curve. Possessing a Master's degree in Economics and Management, Nik has a solid grasp of the nuances of the business world and its intersection with emergent technologies.

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