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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.

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The point is that it's hard not to feel like that's missing the magnitude of the moment. Skimming 10% from a new coin is not going to redefine the economy. It's a waste of time. Change the system. The *whole* system.
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I should say I don't mean any of this personally—even where I use the singular "you," I don't mean to single you out. It's just the format. Sorry if I came off rough. Thanks for listening, even if you don't agree.
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But then how can they and their VCs make money?
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Same way as Ethereum? You dump the premine on retail.
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Sure, people can buy fraction of a bitcoin, transaction costs are prohibitive thou, they can only hold. You need L2 on Ethereum to make it affordable for everyday life and decentralized enough. Like @worldcoin . You can still use it without participating in the airdrop.
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I guess nobody’s told you about the Lightning Network.
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Have you looked at what Celo is trying to do? Interesting white papers on their website.
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Why you dont speak persan?
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Any what happens when there’s a blackout? Any extended period of time without electricity? A nuclear and or even a fucking Texas winter? Bitcoin isn’t the answer.
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The future is in seeds yall. Get with it.
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