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Developing innovative ideas to help their communities prosper in Mexico
Earning Celo Dollars via microwork in Kenya
Growing businesses with the Celo Platform in the Philippines

Benefits of Celo

Mobile-First Blockchain Platform

Global Impact
A mobile-first approach that provides the opportunity to positively impact 5.6B smartphone owners globally
Solving Community Needs
Supported by a mission-aligned network of technologists, international NGOs, and organizations committed to building an inclusive financial system
Usability-focused tech innovations
Technology innovations allow Celo to truly work across devices, carriers, & countries

Digital money powered by a two asset system

Symbol for the Celo cUSD Currency


cUSD (Celo Dollars) are a stable asset that follows the US Dollar. With cUSD, you can share money faster, cheaper, and more easily on your mobile phone.
Symbol for the Celo native asset (CELO)


CELO is a utility and governance asset for the Celo community, which has a fixed supply and variable value. With CELO, you can help shape the direction of the Celo Platform.

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Celo's Journey

The Celo Community's past and upcoming milestones, focused on finding use cases, innovating on technology, and preparing for Mainnet release.
Previous Milestones
June 2020
Celo Dollars Live
When Oracles can provide pricing for CELO, cUSD transfers can be enabled via on-chain governance proposal
June 2020
First Celo Community Proposal
Community votes to change name of Celo's native token from Celo Gold (cGLD) to simply CELO
May 2020
When the network is running smoothly, CELO transfers can be enabled via on-chain governance proposal
May 2020
CELO Voter Rewards Activate
Voter rewards enabled via on-chain governance proposal
April 2020
Validator Elections Start
With validators and groups registered and staked, validator elections and epoch rewards enabled via on-chain governance proposal
April 2020
Mainnet Release Candidate 1
Validators stand up release candidate network with production-ready software
April 2020
Security Audits Complete
Resolve any outstanding issues to harden codebase
April 2020
New Baklava Testnet
Validators stand up new testnet with feature complete software
Feb 2020
SDK Release
ContractKit and DAppKit simplify development of dApps
Nov 2019 - Feb 2020
Baklava Testnet – The Great Celo Stake Off
Validators gain operational experience and chance to earn Mainnet CELO, software hardened
Sep 2019
100th Community Event
100 events hosted in 100 days in more than 35 countries
July 2019
Alfajores Testnet Release
First full network release for protocol and app developers
Feb 2019
MIT Stability Challenge
Stability Protocol tested and improved
Dec 2018
Mobile Wallet in Market Testing Begins
Ongoing research in emerging markets
Aug 2018
First User Research Trip
Field research on mobile money adoption in Kenya
Milestone Key
In Progress
Upcoming Milestones
Mainnet Mobile Wallet Release
The Mainnet Mobile Wallet will be fully available for download on iOS and Android
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