Worldcoin ,a platform designed to establish a unique digital identity through iris scanning using an orb camera has finally been launched in Kenya.
The goal of the open-source Worldcoin protocol is to ensure that anyone can participate in the global economy.
Because of its decentralised nature, the ultimate authority for managing it and making policy decisions will remain with the users themselves.
By creating Worldcoin accounts, users gain access to the Worldcoin wallet, enabling them to engage in buying and selling of cryptocurrency .
How to Use WorldCoin
- Download the Worldcoin app from the Android or iOS store.
- Create an account (optional but recommended to retain your coins when changing devices or deleting the app).
- Click the “Begin Orb verification” button to generate a QR code.
- Visit a verification location or station in your vicinity equipped with an Orb device to scan your iris and verify your identity.
- The operator of the Orb device will scan the displayed QR code on your screen, linking your account to Worldcoin.
- Your unique WorldCoin ID will be generated, granting you access to the Worldcoin app.
- To utilize the Worldcoin app and wallet, users must be at least 18 years old. Providing personal information such as national ID, phone number, and email is not mandatory for registration.
How to Verify Worldcoin Identity in Kenya
In Kenya, individuals can verify their Worldcoin identity free of charge by visiting verification stations at various locations, including Sarit Centre Nairobi, Quickmart Fedha, The Nextgen Mall, Greenspan Mall, Garden City and Quickmart Kilimani.
The verification stations use Orb devices to authenticate users’ biometrics (eye iris) to ensure their real identity.
Once iris scanning and ID creation are complete, the IRIS image is automatically deleted from the network.
How Much One is Paid for Opening Worldcoin Account ?
During the initial stages of its launch, Worldcoin offers tokens as rewards through the Worldcoin app to users who have successfully verified their identity. However, this reward program may not be available in the future.
Besides, merchants or businesses that onboard individuals to WorldCoin also receive compensation in cryptocurrencies.
To withdraw Worldcoins to Mpesa, users need to sell their crypto in dollars first. Then, within the wallet, they should navigate to the “dollars” menu, proceed to the “Withdraw” tab, select “Withdraw to Mpesa,” enter the desired amount in dollars, choose the Mpesa agent, and initiate the withdrawal process.