The media reported a search at the Worldcoin warehouse in Kenya


Kenyan law enforcement officers raided the warehouse of Sam Altman’s Worldcoin cryptocurrency project. It is reported by KahawaTungu.

Worldcoin announced its official launch on July 24th. The main product of the project, the World ID protocol, is based on zero-knowledge proofs. It is a mobile tool that allows people to be identified through a retinal scan or phone number.

Previously, the Kenyan Ministry of Home Affairs restricted local Worldcoin business in order to assess potential risks to public safety. This decision opened the door for an investigation.

On August 5, police officers as part of an interdepartmental team seized documentation and devices in which, according to them, the information being collected is stored.

According to the report, law enforcement officers transferred the Worldcoin property to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department for analysis.

The raid was carried out with the participation of a commissar according to Immaculate Kassait. According to her, Tools for Humanity, the parent company of Worldcoin, did not reveal their true intentions at the time of registration.

The project opened up the possibility of being identified in a number of countries, including France, Japan, Germany, Spain and Indonesia. Worldcoin explained that they chose Kenya to launch the platform in Africa due to the boom in the technology sector and the presence of more than 4 million crypto traders.

Users receive 25 WLD tokens ($51.5 at the time of writing) for biometric verification through the Orb device. In July, Altman showed a long line in Japan of those wishing to register for the WLD.

Recall that the supervisory authorities in the UK, France and Germany have already become interested in the project.

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