Worldcoin’s Sam Altman & Alex Blania on Crypto’s Most Ambitious Project

Disclaimer: This episode was recorded on May 14th, 2023

David is joined by Worldcoin Co-Founders, Alex Blania and Sam Altman. Alex is Worldcoin’s CEO and Sam is CEO of OpenAI. Both Co-founded Worldcoin in 2020.

Worldcoin is one of the most ambitious crypto projects in the space. It’s Worldcoin’s philosophy that the best way to produce unique verifiable humanness is through human biometrics that map to our unique DNA. This is the most robust way to achieve sybil resistance. That is why Worldcoin created its silver Orb that scans user’s eyeballs.

Why scan the eye? Is it safe? How is data stored? What’s Worldcoin’s crypto token distribution plan? All of these questions and much more answered in the episode.

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TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Intro
6:15 Inception of Worldcoin Idea
8:35 How Sam & Alex Met
10:57 Why Scan Eyes
16:35 The Technology Behind the Orb
21:40 Worldcoin & Privacy
25:05 How Worldcoin Data Flows
28:35 Why Worldcoin is Needed
33:02 Proof of Personhood & Crypto
35:05 Worldcoin’s Distribution Plan
36:49 Worldcoin’s Complexity & Pressure
39:25 Sam’s Involvement with Worldcoin
39:47 Worldcoin & Optimism
42:00 Orb Operations
48:10 Worldcoin Roadmap
49:25 The Ups & Downs of Worldcoin
53:10 Reflecting on Worldcoin’s Critiques
56:10 What Does Worldcoin Need the Most?
56:50 Where Sam Stands on AI Alignment
59:20 Closing & Disclosures

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RESOURCES

Worldcoin Privacy Deep Dive
https://worldcoin.org/blog/developers/privacy-deep-dive

Worldcoin
https://worldcoin.org/

Alex Blania
https://twitter.com/alexblania

Sam Altman
https://twitter.com/sama

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

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