The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), a body that focuses on data protection in the United Kingdom, has revealed that it plans to investigate the Worldcoin project, according to a Reuters report on July 25.
Worldcoin, launched on Monday, July 24th, has faced criticism mainly due to its iris scanning feature.
The project offers WLD coins to people who scan their irises. As stated on their website, the new orbs will be available in over 35 cities in over 20 countries, with London among one of those cities.
“We take note of the launch of WorldCoin in the UK and will be carrying out further investigations,” the Information Commissioner’s Office said.
Meanwhile, Worldcoin’s native WLD token, which is listed on several cryptocurrency exchanges including Binance, Huobi and OKX, will not be available to US residents or US residents or incorporated companies, nor will they be able to access them, meaning that the token is not listed on Coinbase.