Worldcoin is a new cryptocurrency developed by a group of entrepreneurs in the United States. The coin is designed to be a Privacy-Preserving Proof-of-Personhood Protocol. A foundation is required to provide and deliver the concept of Universal Basic Income.
The team behind Worldcoin was made up of a variety of professionals, including software developers, financial advisors, and legal experts. The goal of the project was to rapidly get its new currency into the hands of as many people as possible; Worldcoin will allow everyone to claim a share of it for free. For this to happen, Worldcoin first had to solve one major challenge: ensuring that every person on Earth can prove that they are indeed human (not a bot), and that they have yet to claim their free share of Worldcoin.
How do we control access to devices in a variety of environments and conditions? Well, that's pretty easy, right? We can just set up and reverse SSH tunnel with Teleport. But a bigger question is: how do we monitor these devices in places like a factory?
In order to launch the Orb, they require volunteers to scan people's irises with the 'orb', a hardware device that records the user's retina. Worldcoin is a globally distributed biometric processor that has been deployed around the world. Ethan Wright, the device security lead, was tasked with managing the devices' security in various environments and conditions. To do this, Worldcoin decided to use Teleport as a fleet management tool.
But in this case, Teleport can really facilitate many of the actions that you need for basic fleet management. And it can cover a lot of the holes that are left in OTA because OTA is a really complicated beast and it's very hard to do correctly, but the cost of doing it incorrectly is quite high. And so by leveraging Teleport and OTA in this way, you can cover a lot of the potential loopholes or pitfalls that one might have while designing these.
Overall, Teleport proved to be an invaluable tool for Worldcoin, allowing them to monitor, test and maintain their devices in various environments and conditions.
Worldcoin's use of Teleport is unique for many reasons and highlights the flexibility of running Teleport on a small ARM-based processor and its ability to easily dial-home to Worldcoin HQ using a range of different network conditions.