Kenya Halts Worldcoin Activities Amid Privacy and Security Fears

  • Kenya’s Ministry of Interior has suspended Worldcoin operations over ‘authenticity and legality’ issues related to security, financial services and data protection.
  • The suspension follows a surge in Worldcoin’s popularity in the country, where locals were signing up and being incentivized with ‘free’ crypto tokens.
  • Concerns have been raised regarding the exploitation of financially vulnerable individuals, and the integrity of the large-scale biometric data collection.
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