Worldcoin registration at KICC stopped over security concerns

Worldcoin registration at KICC stopped over security concerns

A man holds placard inviting Kenyans to register for Worldcoin at KICC, Nairobi.

Thousands of Kenyans who were waiting for their eyeballs to be scanned in the Worldcoin registration exercise have been turned away. 

Police told the crowd, which lined up at KICC in Nairobi to leave the venue as the exercise had been stopped. 

According to the Worldcoin team, police asked them to stop the exercise due to security risks involved. 

Instead, they were advised to look for a bigger venue such as the Nyayo or Kasarani Stadiums where they can conduct the exercise with minimal security concerns. 

The Worldcoin team also turned away Kenyans who had lined up for the exercise, saying they will communicate a new venue for the exercise to resume on Wednesday. 

Police are now driving away a number of Kenyans who are unwilling to leave the venue. 

Worldcoin is a global blockchain project championed by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

The registration exercise involves scanning of one's eyeballs, after which they are given 25 WLD tokens, which translate to Ksh.7786.


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