David Hoffman & Sam Altman + Alex Blania , Bankless

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

24 Jul 2023 • 52 min • EN
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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.  ------ ✨DEBRIEF | Unpacking the episode: https://www.bankless.com/debrief-worldcoin  ------ 🚀Join Ryan & David at Permissionless in September. Bankless Citizens get 30% off https://bankless.cc/GoToPermissionless  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE ⁠https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2  ⁠ 🦊METAMASK PORTFOLIO | TRACK & MANAGE YOUR WEB3 EVERYTHING ⁠https://bankless.cc/MetaMask   ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ⁠ 🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  ⁠ 👾POLYGON | VALUE LAYER OF THE INTERNET https://polygon.technology/roadmap  🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT SOLUTION https://bankless.cc/Toku    ------ 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 ----- 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   ------ 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. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:  https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠ 

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