Police halt Worldcoin registration at KICC

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 1 Aug, 2023 18:16 | < 1 min read
People queuing for Worldcoin registration. PHOTO/TechCabal
People queuing for Worldcoin registration. PHOTO/TechCabal

The police on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, turned away thousands of people who gathered at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) for the Worldcoin registration exercise, citing security reasons.

According to the Worldcoin representatives, the police asked them to put the exercise on hold because the venue was unable to accommodate the large numbers of people turning up for registration.

They stated that they were asked to seek alternative venues like Kasarani and Nyayo stadiums which are bigger.

The police told the magnitude of people lined up on the grounds to go back home as the registrations had been stopped.

The event organizers also joined the police in driving the crowd away urging them to go home as they would communicate on the resumption of the exercise sometime next week.

Worldcoin is the new cryptocurrency founded in 2019 by Open AI chief, Sam Altman, Max Novendstern, and Alex Blania.

According to TechCabal, over 350, 000 Kenyans have registered as Worldcoin users as of Tuesday, August 1.

What does Worldcoin registration entail?

The exercise entails scanning a user's eyes to capture the iris and then he or she is given a unique number.

The registered user is then entitled to 25 Worldcoin tokens worth $2(Ksh284) which is approximately Ksh7,000.

While many may not know what Worldcoin really is and how it works, people have come out in large numbers to register as security concerns arise.

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