Worldcoin, a crypto project by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has gained some traction in China, with users rushing to source know-your-customer (KYC) verifications on the black market.
Worldcoin’s crypto wallet, World App, is not available in mainland China, according to CoinDesk’s observations. Beijing has severely restricted foreign social media apps and their collection of user data under draconian internet rules. Worldcoin didn’t confirm to CoinDesk whether China app stores users can download the app prior to publication.
Searches for the Worldcoin hashtag grew from 0 to almost 20,000 on Weibo – China’s Twitter-like social media site – from earlier in May until a peak on May 21. On
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