The Worldcoin Nairobi/Kenya adventure seems to have ended after police went after their warehouse to confiscate some of their Worldcoin orbs. Worldcoin is a very popular crypto project, but if you don't know how it works, there's an explanation.
According to Worldcoin:
"Worldcoin aims to establish universal access to the global economy regardless of country or background. It is designed to become the world's largest human identity and financial network, giving ownership to everyone. All to welcome every person on the planet and establish a place for all of us to benefit in the age of AI."
Apparently, this crypto project has a two-way objective that it aims to achieve within its existence. Worldcoin wants to build an ecosystem where people can be financially connected worldwide. Apparently, this project intends to be the link to bringing people together to the world economy. Secondly, they aim to act as an identification system that will help certify the identity of humans living in the world. They hope to achieve this using a technology called Orb.
During their project, Worldcoin encountered numerous difficulties, and it is not currently accessible in the United States. More recently, Kenya has also become a restricted country for Worldcoin. This comes after investigations into the token were initiated in countries such as France and England.
Kenya's Minister of Interior released a statement condemning and suspending the crypto project. But now, they have taken it to another level after the police raided their warehouse, filled with Worldcoin orbs.
Police Raid Worldcoin's Warehouse
Along Mombasa Road in Nairobi, police officers who were obviously under the government's instruction came and carted away many of the properties belonging to the Worldcoin Project. Apparently, these police officers came with a search warrant and collected what they believed contained data belonging to Kenyans.
The police officers took the Worldcoin orb to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters, where it is supposed to go under investigation. Data Commissioner Immaculate Kassait said they took such actions because the Worldcoin project developers didn't disclose their real purpose when registering their company.
It is evident that the government didn't know the Worldcoin developers would have to use unknown and unvetted objects to scan citizens in their eyes. They were referring to the Worldcoin orb, which was needed to scan the iris of the eyes before being given a Worldcoin ID.
Government Concerned About Citizen's Welfare
Worldcoin still has some explanation to do with the Kenyan government due to what they believe about the technologies they use in scanning citizens. Even experts have given their opinion about the matter, saying that it was unsafe for an institution to come and start scanning citizens in the eyes. Moreover, no one knew what Worldcoin was doing with the data they collected from people.
The Kenyan Capital Markets Authority (CMA) also mentioned that the country's Worldcoin project wasn't regulated. Any firm or industry that does not comply with the country's regulations isn't given the license to operate. Furthermore, under the country's constitution, Kenyans shouldn't give their data to an unregulated company.