Worldcoin has launched a brand new model of its World ID characteristic, referred to as “World ID 2.0,” in accordance with a Dec. 12 announcement.
The brand new model is built-in with Shopify, Mercado Libre, Reddit and Telegram, permitting customers to show their humanness on these platforms.
The brand new app integrations add to people who exist already, together with Discord, Expertise Protocol and Okta’s Auth0, the announcement said. The brand new model additionally permits app builders to decide on between completely different ranges of authentication, starting from “lite” to “max.”
In line with the announcement, these new ranges are meant to supply “extra methods for individuals to make use of their World ID based mostly on the safety wants of the appliance and to make sure people usually are not sharing extra info than they want or need for a given software.” For instance, an app that requires excessive safety could require customers to have an orb-verified ID, whereas functions which might be extra targeted on comfort could solely require a “Machine Auth” World ID tied to the person’s cell phone.
Worldcoin claimed that the brand new options will assist cut back losses from bots, however with out requiring customers to provide their private info to the apps they’re utilizing. Citing a report from CNBC, it claimed that $100 billion a yr is being misplaced by retailers from ‘return fraud, bots, and coupon stacking.’”
Worldcoin was first launched in July. It has become controversial for its highest-security degree of authentication, which includes scanning a person’s iris and producing a zero-knowledge proof of the scan, which critics say can result in leaked biometric info. Worldcoin has defended the follow, claiming that it solely shops the proof of the iris scan however doesn’t retailer the scan itself.