Explaining Blockchain Capital’s big bet on an eyeball-scanning orb
This week, Worldcoin, an outfit that aims to serve as proof of personhood in a world where it’s harder by the day to distinguish a human from a bot, raised $115 million in Series C funding. Led
Sam Altman’s crypto project Worldcoin got more coin in latest $115M raise
Got coin? No? Well, Worldcoin did. Tools for Humanity, the team building Worldcoin, raised $115 million in a Series C round led by Blockchain Capital.
Hackers stole passwords of Worldcoin Orb operators
Hackers have installed password-stealing malware on the devices of multiple Worldcoin Orb operators, TechCrunch has learned, giving them full access to the Worldcoin operator dashboard. Worldcoin, fou
Worldcoin, co-founded by Sam Altman, is betting the next big thing in AI is proving you are human
Fake virtual identities are nothing new. The ability to so easily create them has been both a boon for social media platforms — more “users” — and a scourge, tied as they are t
Can ‘we the people’ keep AI in check?
Technologist and researcher Aviv Ovadya isn’t sure that generative AI can be governed, but he thinks the most plausible means of keeping it in check might just be entrusting those who will be im
A peek into the future as Sam Altman sees it
Late last week, in a rare sit-down before a small audience, this editor spent an hour with Sam Altman, the former president of Y Combinator and, since 2019, the CEO of OpenAI, the company he famously
Worldcoin co-founder in talks with Multicoin, Variant for ‘Blackrock for new economy’ venture
Max Novendstern, co-founder and former chief executive of Worldcoin, is working on a new venture, according to sources and regulatory filings and an investor deck obtained by TechCrunch. A Worldcoin s
Sam Altman’s Worldcoin wants to scan eyeballs in exchange for crypto
As investors race to capitalize on surging interest in cryptocurrencies, startups are getting creative in how they onboard a generation of crypto users to their first wallets. Worldcoin is perhaps one