The Worldcoin project is developing an open and permissionless identity protocol called World ID to allow individuals to verify their humanness online while maintaining anonymity.
The protocol utilizes secure biometric devices and aims to address the growing need for authentic human recognition and verification in the age of AI.
World ID: An open and permissionless identity protocol developed by the Worldcoin project to enable individuals to verify their humanness online while maintaining anonymity.
Zero-knowledge proofs: Cryptographic methods used to prove the validity of a statement without revealing any information about the statement itself.
Biometric device: A secure hardware device that verifies humanness through unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, without storing any image data.
Proof of personhood (PoP): A mechanism to authenticate the legitimacy of a human identity, serving as a fundamental building block for digital identity.
AI-funded non-state UBI: A form of universal basic income funded by the advancements in artificial intelligence, aiming for equitable global distribution of digital currencies.