Report: Kenyan Subscribers Comprised 25% of Worldcoin’s Global Total in July
According to the committee’s findings, Kenyan subscribers constituted a quarter of Worldcoin’s global total at some point in July.
By Anna B Kiwanuka
During the month of July, a significant number of Kenyan residents, estimated at approximately 350,000, demonstrated their interest in subscribing to and acquiring Worldcoin’s cryptocurrency tokens. As revealed by a Kenyan legislator, executives from Worldcoin are now scheduled to appear before a parliamentary committee on September 4th.
A Kenyan parliamentary committee, charged with examining Worldcoin’s activities within the East African nation, recently disclosed that a substantial 350,000 residents had expressed their interest in the project before it was suspended by the government. According to the committee’s findings, Kenyan subscribers constituted a quarter of Worldcoin’s global total at some point in July.
Nonetheless, as reported in a publication by The Star, the total number of World ID sign-ups from 34 different countries had surpassed 2.26 million by the end of August. Furthermore, the organization noted in a blog post dated August 31st that the demand for World IDs continues to surge. To support this claim, Worldcoin cited the record-breaking number of sign-ups recently witnessed in Argentina.
While the Worldcoin team continues to highlight various milestones achieved by the project, Kenyan officials have seemingly adopted a stringent stance towards the organization and its local affiliates. Additionally, a Kenyan court reportedly upheld the government’s decision to suspend Worldcoin’s activities within the country.
Meanwhile, the investigating committee, chaired by Gabriel Tongoyo, the legislator from Narok West, received reports of some individuals failing to redeem their tokens. Nevertheless, Tongoyo disclosed that the owners of Worldcoin would soon appear before the Kenyan parliament to address issues related to the cryptocurrency project.
“They are scheduled to appear on September 4th… due to travel constraints, they have informed us that they will not be present as initially planned, so we have adjusted our schedule accordingly,” stated the legislator.
Tongoyo also mentioned that Solicitor General Shadrack Mose and the nation’s Data Commissioner, Immaculate Kassait, are expected to testify before the committee.