With respect, the docs say the "sequencer nodes" save the hashes (identifiers) produced by scanning people's eyes to your database. Apple does not, IIRC, catalog raw bio hashes—they're encrypted on-device (via enclave). The result of Worldcoin's "Phase 1" is an eyeball catalog.
All that said, I definitely underestimated the visceral reaction to using biometrics for identity verification (e.g., I love FaceID and I was surprised to hear from people who don't) and it didn't come through in Worldcoin's field tests. Interesting update for me.Show this thread
The privacy techniques come into play in Phase 2. While they're clever and appreciated (ZKPs!), they can't address the trust problem of somebody snarfing biometrics. Maybe you don't save timestamps. Maybe you don't correlate bluetooth/wifi/whatever w enrollment. But you could.
You are absolutely right to focus on the fact that the current crop of payment processors are an absolute privacy disaster: that's a meaningful part of why crypto is important—and attractive—to many. But the way to fix that is not another boring bitcoin clone (plus orb worship).
Distribution isn't the core public need: people will clearly buy bitcoin at nearly any price. *Disintermediation* is the demand. Rinse out the middlemen (corporate and state), enabling them to transact with anyone, anywhere, for anything. Don't insert yourself as another one.
10:20 PM · Oct 23, 2021