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10 Million Users and Counting: Can Worldcoin Sustain Growth Amid Regulatory Pressure?

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In Brief

  • Worldcoin's World App reaches a milestone of 10 million users.
  • Regulators worldwide are scrutinizing Worldcoin's operations.
  • WLD, Worldcoin's native token, sees price declines in recent days.
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Worldcoin, the ambitious crypto project co-founded by OpenAI’s Sam Altman, has soared past a major milestone. On April 11, 2024, Tools for Humanity (TFH), the organization behind Worldcoin, announced that it now has 10 million users for its World App wallet.

This rapid growth raises questions about whether the project can sustain momentum while navigating increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Worldcoin’s World App Sees Rapid User Growth Amid Regulatory Challenges

Worldcoin further noted the app’s impressive expansion. Launched in May 2023, the World App reached 4 million downloads by November and now boasts users in over 160 countries. It handles over 70 million wallet transactions and has 2 million daily active users.

Tiago Sada, Head of Product at TFH, stated that the journey has been more than just about numbers.

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“We’re of course thrilled about the milestone, but even more so about the real-world impact it represents,” Sada explained.

He highlighted that the World App’s success is a testament to years of foundational work on Ethereum’s infrastructure, which is now accessible and user-friendly. Additionally, Worldcoin’s website states its growth and the World ID platform has nearly 5 million sign-ups due to rising interest.

However, this achievement stands in contrast to the challenges Worldcoin faces from regulators worldwide. Enforcement actions in multiple countries suggest authorities are concerned about the project’s methods and broader implications that it might cause.

BeInCrypto recently reported that several countries, including Kenya, Spain, and Portugal, have requested Worldcoin to halt their operations within their territories. These jurisdictions have expressed a unified concern regarding Worldcoin’s practices of collecting biometric data from users.

While the World App’s user metrics suggest a booming ecosystem, the financial performance of Worldcoin’s native token, WLD, tells a different story. Over the past week, WLD has decreased by 3%, trading at $6.51 during press time.

Read more: Worldcoin (WLD) Price Prediction 2024/2025/2030

Worldcoin (WLD) Price Performance
Worldcoin (WLD) Price Performance. Source: BeInCrypto

This downturn is noted by analysts from BeInCrypto, who warn that without sustained buying pressure, WLD’s price could fall below the critical $6 support level, potentially invalidating recent bullish trends.

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Lynn Wang
Lynn is a content editor and strategist with 9+ years of digital marketing experience. She earned a cum laude Bachelor's degree in Communications and Advertising from Universitas Tarumanagara in Jakarta. Passionate about the potential of Web3 and crypto, Lynn took the Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) certification from C4. With her deep knowledge, storytelling, and audience analysis expertise, Lynn excels at explaining complex blockchain concepts with clarity and style, crafting...