Ethereum co-founder praises Worldcoin’s focus on data privacy amid regulatory scrutiny

In a recent social media post, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin commended Worldcoin for its efforts to enhance data privacy in the face of global regulatory challenges. Buterin acknowledged Worldcoin’s dedication to addressing privacy concerns by reducing the data required in its system, stating, “[Worldcoin] actually has been doing quite a good job of taking the privacy critiques seriously and designing their system to be more and more data-minimal.”

Despite initially criticizing the project when it launched due to flaws in its design, including the risk of data leaks and the collection of sensitive information, Buterin has since noted Worldcoin’s progress in improving transparency and security. The project, founded by Alex Blania, has made its core software components open-source and introduced new features to give users more control over their data.

Blania highlighted Worldcoin’s commitment to collaborating with regulators to advance its operations, emphasizing the project’s focus on privacy, openness, and security. These efforts have resulted in a growing user base, with nearly 5 million people from 120 countries registered on the platform.

Worldcoin has faced privacy-related controversies in various jurisdictions, with recent temporary bans imposed by regulatory authorities in Portugal and Spain. Despite these challenges, the project continues to prioritize data privacy and security as it navigates the evolving regulatory landscape.


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