Kenya Suspends Worldcoin’s Operations Amid Safety Concerns; Investigations Underway

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Kenya Suspends Worldcoin's Operations Amid Safety Concerns; Investigations Underway

In a significant move, the Kenyan Interior Ministry announced the suspension of Worldcoin’s activities within the country. The decision aims to provide government agencies with an opportunity to thoroughly assess the potential risks posed by the cryptocurrency project to public safety.

The suspension comes just days after Kenya’s data regulator, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), cautioned residents against participating in eye-scanning activities conducted through Worldcoin’s orbs. Reports had surfaced that young Kenyans were eagerly lining up for these scans, prompting the ODPC to call for caution.

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Following the ODPC’s warning, Kenya’s Interior Minister, Kithure Kindiki, stated that relevant security, financial services, and data protection agencies had initiated inquiries and investigations to determine the authenticity and legality of Worldcoin’s activities in the country. Minister Kindiki also warned of unspecified consequences for anyone found to be violating the nation’s laws through engagement with the cryptocurrency project.

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Kenya’s decision to suspend Worldcoin’s operations is among the most direct actions taken by any government or regulator so far. In Germany, another country expressing concern over Worldcoin’s activities, the data watchdog has recently launched an investigation into the project. Similarly, France’s data watchdog has questioned the legality of Worldcoin’s biometric data collection.

The suspension in Kenya signifies growing global scrutiny over the cryptocurrency project and its potential implications on individual rights, financial stability, and data privacy. As investigations progress, Worldcoin’s future in the East African nation remains uncertain.

Source: Bitcoin.com News

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