Worldcoin to resume operations as Kenyan police drop investigations

The company has turned its fortunes around despite recommendations of a total shutdown and legal actions against it in Kenya.

Worldcoin to resume operations as Kenyan police drop investigations
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Decentralized ID protocol Worldcoin has been cleared to resume operations in Kenya after the country’s police dropped all investigations against it. The Kenyan police added that it will take no further action against the company.

The details

  • According to Reuters, Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) communicated this to Worldcoin’s attorneys in a letter dated June 14.
  • This comes six months after an undisclosed government official said an agreement had been reached to allow the blockchain company to resume operations under new guidelines.
  • Worldcoin’s legal officer, Thomas Scott, expressed gratitude to the Kenyan authorities, adding that the company will resume onboarding users across the East African country soon.

What was said

  • A portion of DCI’s letter to Worldcoin reads:
“Upon review of the file, the Director of Public Prosecutions ... directed that the file be closed with no further police action.”

Some background


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