- Worldcoin’s World ID saw a record 9,500 Orb verifications in Argentina in a day.
- During the frenzy, World App topped WhatsApp and TikTok on the Argentine App Store.
- Co-founder Alex Blania claims Argentina is one of the most forward-thinking nations in the crypto sphere.
In a recent statement, Worldcoin, the leading identity and financial network, recounted its success in its digital identity project, particularly on Argentinian soil. The Worldcoin team revealed that Argentina demonstrated its status as a global hub for crypto adoption.
Specifically, the team disclosed that the demand for World ID within Argentina set a remarkable record for Orb verifications. It said 9,500 people signed up in a single day this month. In numerical terms, it implies one Argentinian gets verified every 9 seconds.
According to the team, the heightened activity propelled the demand for Worldcoin’s World App. Momentarily, the wallet app ascended to the top position on the Argentine App Store charts. The team shared a screenshot showing how World App outranked other social networking applications like WhatsApp and TikTok, Disney, and more.
At a recent Ethereum Argentina Mainnet Stage discussion, Alex Blania, co-founder of Worldcoin, mentioned that Argentina stands out as one of the most forward-thinking nations in the crypto sphere. In his words: “People [in Argentina] are much more sensitive and much more understanding of the fundamental principles of crypto. It’s a combination of having a very technologically advanced country in general and then also a crypto-forward country.”
Notably, in the statement, the Worldcoin team elaborated on its project. It noted that the World ID operates as a universal identity protocol. According to them, the system employs a proof of personhood (PoP) credential granted through a specialized biometric imaging device called the Orb.
Meanwhile, the iris scanning project has come under significant backlash from privacy advocates. Early this month, Coin Edition reported that the Kenyan government suspended Worldcoin activities, citing privacy concerns.
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