The Cabinet Secretary in charge of Interior and Coordination of government activities professor Kithure Kindiki has directed that all activities of registering Worldcoin users be suspended. He has said that the collection of individuals’ data be suspended until all security concerns are addressed by the Worldcoin company.
This comes at a time when Kenyans have been braving all manner of weather conditions and patiently waiting in long queues to get registered as Worldcoin users so that they can get the ksh. 7000 for free. Any new user is entitled to about 25 Worldcoins that can be sold for about $2 each, translating to ksh. 7000 for the 25 coins.
However, a lot of public concerns have been raised over the fact that for one to get registered, their biometrics are being taken and absurdly, the eyeball scanning. This has been giving Kenyans mixed feelings over the authenticity of the whole process and why one should just scan their eyes. On the other hand, the Worldcoin company says that scanning of eyes is only to confirm that only human users get registered and not robots.
As per the Worldcoin company website, Worldcoin is just some sort of a digital currency that will enable users to transact any kind of business easily and comfortably using a uniform mode of payment. The founder of this Worldcoin is the same person who invented the Artificial Intelligence, AI.