We see a world

where creators and founders reshape local economies.

We want growth

of local economies to regenerate global ecologies.

We build products

that create the conditions for prosperity — for everyone.

We are Celo.

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Learn about Celo's Layer-1 Blockchain and Communities

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Celo is a fully EVM compatible proof-of-stake layer-1 protocol, featuring a fast, ultralight client designed for mobile, with the ability to have transaction fees paid with tokens or stablecoins.

Millions of people around the world already benefit from assets and applications built on Celo.

Community in Action

Building community commerce with Kickstarter


Taking action against climate change with the Climate Collective

Enabling financial access with DeFi for the People

 Scales with Celo Assets

We are Celo
and we build for the real world.

Build on Celo
~100,000,000Total transactions
5sAverage block time
948Days carbon negative
$0.001Average gas fee


Permissionless consensus algorithm powered by decentralized, carbon-negative infrastructure.

Full EVM Compatibility

Popular Ethereum tooling and full support for ERC-20 like tokens make it easy to port dApps over.

Low and Multi Currency Gas Fees

Option to pay transaction fees in stablecoins means sending and spending crypto like everyday money.

Phone Number Mapping

Authenticate users by mapping their phone numbers to public keys to enable seamless mobile-first experiences.

Stable Value Currencies

A growing family of user-friendly stablecoins like cUSD, cEUR, cREAL, USDC, and more, accessible via mobile and desktop devices.

Cross-Chain Interoperability

Build applications that enable cross-chain communication across a growing number of compatible chains.

Ready to learn more? Start with docs and Discord.

Valora | Defi WalletDeFiKickstarter | Crowd FundingCrowd Funding
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Meet the Ecosystem


Have an idea? Let’s make it real.

Get to know Celo

Devs can find bugs, boost security, and earn rewards as you explore Celo through year-round bounties.


Develop your idea

Connect, learn, and grow with founders and builders from all over the world with Celo ecosystem hackathons.

Learn from experts

Apply for Celo Camp, an eight-week boot camp for entrepreneurs and founders ready to take their next steps on Celo.

Make it real

Gain access to capital and partnerships with ecosystem contributors and projects.

Ready to scale? Let's jumpstart your growth.

Building for community in Brazil

See how the community took cREAL from idea to reality

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Meet Celo Real (cREAL)

On December 15th, the community voted to add cREAL to Celo’s growing family of platform-native stablecoins. Named for the currencies they algorithmically follow, cREAL now joins cUSD and cEUR as the third stable asset built by and for the communities they serve.

Comece a usar seu cREAL no Brasil

Local and Regional Exchanges

Compatible Wallets
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cREAL is also available on the Celo dApps you know and love

AriswapValora | Defi WalletMento-Fi |  Celo Exchange
Moola Market | DeFiCelo WalletGood-Ghosting
Celo TerminalSymmetric ExchangeUbeswap | Exchange
Hey MateCelo.Tax

Building for everyone

People are online and on their mobile phones

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People on Earth

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Mobile Phones

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Mobile-first Blockchain

Defi for the people. Build on Celo.

By 2025, Celo will make DeFi accessible to 1 billion people around the world.

Mobile-First DeFi for everyone.
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Building for climate change

Creating the world's first carbon-negative blockchain was just the beginning

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Earth Day, 2020
Smart contracts for a smarter reserve
World, meet Celo, the world’s first carbon-negative layer-1 with a climate-change objective native to its design, currencies, and reserve.
May 23, 2021
Community fights climate change
Celo community allocated .5% of the Celo Reserve to MC02, a high-quality carbon credit asset, with Moss.
October 6, 2021
Tokenizing the rainforest (yes, really)
Meet the
Climate Collective
, a community effort to fight climate change by tokenizing carbon sequestering assets.
Your Story Here
Ready to regenerate our world with regenerative economics? We're just getting started.

Building for prosperity — for everyone

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Since the launch of mainnet on Earth Day 2020, the ecosystem we call Celo has become so more than a technology, a reserve, a currency, a community, or even a layer-1. Celo is a vision, a mission, and a movement uniting communities across Web2 and Web3 to create the conditions for prosperity - for everyone.

Distributing global aid with Valora and the Grameen Foundation

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Making UBI accessible to anyone with impactMarket

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