February 26, 2024



Worldcoin, founded by Sam Altman, has completed the migration to the Optimism ecosystem, and key components such as World ID and World App technology stack have been migrated to the OP main network.

The project announced the news on Twitter, adding that user migration is currently underway.

important step

The Worldcoin Foundation (initial administrator of Worldcoin) and other early contributors, such as Tools for Humanity (main software contributor), have announced their partnership with Optimism Collective. As part of the partnership between the organizations, the World App and World ID protocols will migrate from Polygon to the Optimism mainnet. Worldcoin Foundation and Human Tools stated at the time,

“With more than 1.6 million beta signups and more than 500,000 monthly active users of the World App, the deployment on the OP mainnet will expand access and help Worldcoin build a value-aligned ecosystem of developers and users.”

With the migration of World App and World ID to Optimism complete, World App has now started migrating users from Polygon to Optimism, aiming to expand Web3 identity and governance on the Optimism hyperchain. World App users and World ID holders will see a number of changes, such as the migration of the Worldcoin protocol to Ethereum to support World ID. Additionally, most Safe wallets have already been deployed on the OP mainnet, and the rest will be deployed on user-initiated migrations. After the migration, World App also supports Uniswap on the OP mainnet.

A boost in optimism

Worldcoin believes that the migration of World ID to the OP mainnet can significantly enhance the capabilities of Optimism Citizen House. Citizen House works with Token House to manage the larger Optimism Collective. World ID could also help enhance Optimism Collective’s AttestationStation, a shared database designed to simplify verification of information, and create a strong network of trust on the OP Chain within the Hyperchain.

World ID SDK Public Release

Worldcoin is also making its World ID Software Development Kit (SDK) publicly available to developers through a limited waitlist. Worldcoin’s World ID software development kit has been critical to building more than 100 projects, including flagship integrations like Okta’s Auth0 and Talent Protocol. The former is a global authentication and authorization platform, and the latter is a social and economic platform designed for European Web3 builders.

World ID Software Development Kit includes Developer Portal, Web Widgets (JS), Development Simulator and Comprehensive Guide. Thanks to its permissionless architecture, it supports open identity standards, currently OAuth 2.0 and OIDC (OpenID Connect). Support for Verifiable Credentials (VC), Decentralized Identifiers (DID) and Ethereum Login (SIWE) is planned to be introduced in the near future.

just last week, world currency A major milestone was reached, with 2 million World IDs registered during the beta phase. The number of registrations demonstrates the global reach and appeal of World ID, with registrations coming from cities such as Buenos Aires, New York, Berlin, Barcelona, ​​Tokyo and Seoul.

optimism superchain

Optimism’s Hyperchain is a network of layer 2 solutions sharing a security layer and a communication layer. Worldcoin started working with Optimism about a year ago when they jointly contributed to EIP-4844. This Ethereum Improvement Proposal aims to increase the scalability of Ethereum beyond what is currently achievable with layer 2 networks. According to Worldcoin, EIP-4844 will reduce layer 2 fees by a factor of 10. At the time, Worldcoin noted,

“EIP-4844 is now expected to be included in Ethereum’s next hard fork. Its potential to accelerate adoption in the Optimism ecosystem could also significantly boost World App transactions on Ethereum L2 as the World App wallet migrates to the OP mainnet.”

The migration of World ID and World App to the OP mainnet is the latest step in Optimism’s vision to realize the super chain.

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