Worldcoin Tech Tree
The Worldcoin Tech Tree is a visual representation of the key areas of the project and a subset of potential improvements in those areas.
The user agent, i.e. the wallet, is what connects the user to the system and executes all user actions. It manages the user’s keys for both finance and identity.
The Orb is a specialized hardware device for verifying humanness and uniqueness.
“Operations” in the Worldcoin project refers to processes in the physical world that help users verify their World ID. Primary participants in the operations are Orb operators, who provide Orbs in physical locations for people to verify.
The Worldcoin protocol allows verified people to authenticate as humans in a privacy-preserving manner. The protocol contains the off- and onchain components that are responsible for handling the authentication and verification.
The Worldcoin project is governed by the Worldcoin Foundation, an independent entity, which is being transitioned to a governance model that involves all of humanity.