Operate Celo

Participate in Celo's proof-of-stake consensus and produce blocks

Full Stack Approach

Celo Layers of Technology

Each layer of the technical stack is designed to meet mobile user needs.
Applications
Send or Request cUSD easily with anyone in your address book, powered by decentralized phone number verification
  • Non-custodial wallet
  • Mobile ultralight client
  • Exchange between cUSD and CELO
  • QR Code Support
  • Mobile first SDK
Core Contracts
Designed to support an ecology of stable value currencies. The first stablecoin, cUSD, tracks the value of the US Dollar.
  • Algorithmic reserve-backed stabilization mechanism
  • Crypto-asset collateralized
  • Native support for multiple stablecoins
Blockchain
Open source smart contract platform built on decentralized infrastructure.
  • Proof of Stake based consensus with high throughput, low latency, and zero carbon
  • Incentives for serving mobile devices
  • On-chain governance

Browse the Code

Explore and contribute to the Celo codebase

Platform Features

Stable Value Currencies
Native support for multiple ERC20-like stable currencies.
Phone Number Public Key Infrastructure
Mapping of phone numbers to addresses to facilitate user experience.
On-chain Governance
Protocol changes managed via on-chain governance.
Self Custody
Users have access to and control of their account secret keys.
Proof of Stake
Permissionless consensus algorithm running on decentralized infrastructure.
Very Fast Sync for Ultra-light Clients
Block headers optimized for fast mobile phone synchronization.
Gas Payable in Multiple Currencies
Option to pay transaction fees in stable currency.
Programmable (Full EVM Compatibility)
Programmable smart contract platform compatible with Ethereum Virtual Machine.

For Validators and Full Nodes

Operate Celo

Deploy a Full Node or Validator and get ready for the Mainnet.
Tutorial
Deploy Celo blockchain software and connect to Mainnet
Technical Blog
Learn about Proof of Stake, validating and incentives in the Celo Protocol

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