Imagine a world where you can get free money just by looking into a silver orb. Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, not anymore. Welcome to the world of Worldcoin, a new cryptocurrency project that aims to create the world’s largest identity and financial network as a public utility.
Worldcoin gives people digital coins in exchange for a scan of their eyeballs, which is used to create a unique and secure digital ID. Worldcoin claims that this ID will enable users to access various benefits, such as an AI-funded universal basic income, in the future.
Worldcoin is not your typical crypto project. It is backed by some of the most influential names in the tech industry, such as Sam Altman, the chief executive of OpenAI, and Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Worldcoin is also using cutting-edge technology, such as biometrics and artificial intelligence, to achieve its vision of a more inclusive and fair global economy.
But Worldcoin is also controversial. Some critics have raised concerns over the potential privacy risks associated with the company collecting users’ eye data. Others have questioned the feasibility and ethics of the project’s ambitious goals. And some have simply dismissed Worldcoin as a dystopian or absurd idea.
Despite these challenges, Worldcoin has gained tremendous popularity since its launch on July 24, 2023. Thousands of people around the world have queued up to gaze into the silver orbs, called Orbs, that are used to scan their irises and verify their identities.
According to Worldcoin, more than two million people have been added to the crypto database in 33 different countries. Each verified user receives 25 free Worldcoin tokens, which are currently valued at roughly $2 each. Users can also claim additional tokens every week by reserving them on the Worldcoin app.
Here is how you can claim yours;
Download the Worldcoin app
The first step is to download the Worldcoin app for Android or IOS. You can find the links to download the app on the Worldcoin website. Once you have downloaded the app, enter your details and sign up.
Reserve your Genesis Grant
After signing up, you will be asked to reserve 25 WLD Genesis Grant. This is a one-time grant that is available for anyone who joins the Worldcoin network. Click on “Reserve for now” and reserve your tokens. Reserved tokens are available for one year to be claimed.
Verify your identity with an Orb
Now you will need to verify your identity with an Orb to claim the tokens. To find an Orb near you, go to settings and click on “Find an Orb”. You will see a map of Orbs locations and their availability. Please continue to check back regularly in the Worldcoin app if an Orb is not available near you.
To verify your identity with an Orb, you will need to scan your eyes with the device. This process is quick, safe, and secure. You will also get an extra 1 WLD for verifying your identity.
Claim your weekly grants
There will be additional airdrops every week in the form of grants. You must reserve them each week in order to claim them later once your identity has been verified. If verified, you will directly claim them. Each grant airdrop will be available to reserve after the previous one ends so continue to reserve your tokens every week to increase your rewards.
Individuals who have been verified by Orb can claim their tokens as soon as they become available each week. The grants you receive after the Genesis grant are expected to decrease over time.
If you are verified and are unable to claim your Worldcoin grant, close the application, proceed to the Play Store, and update the app without deleting it. After the update, open the app, and you should see the reserve status changed to “Redeem.”
Users who interacted with Worldcoin during the alpha phase will get an additional $20 worth of WLD. This is a special reward for early adopters who supported the project from the beginning.