Celo Team Updates | March 2019

Argentina, testnet, and community growth. Exciting news from the team working on Celo.

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Photo of a user purchasing goods with Celo in Argentina

The Celo Community Grows Ahead of Testnet Launch

Celo’s contributors and community of supporters is growing stronger. Read more about it in the WSJ, our announcement, and the a16z crypto blog.

Argentina: A Case Study for Stablecoins

Since December, we’ve been running a test of the easy-to-use wallet app in Argentina, where protocol verified users and merchants have been sending and receiving small payments. We chose to launch the test in Argentina given the country’s recent challenges with high inflation. Our early results reveal a clear demand for a secure and accessible way to save and send value.

Nicolas, the Project Manager working on Celo in Argentina, conducting design research interviews

Introducing the Celo Community Tenets

We are a community of creators — developers, designers, doers — who are motivated by the power of accessible financial tools to make the world a better place. We are guided by the following tenets: Designing for All, Innovating on Money, Striving for Beauty, and Embodying Humility.

April 9th: You’re Invited

Interested in what privacy looks like for the future of blockchains? Join us for a conversation with Eran Tromer (Zcash), Cathie Yun (Interstellar), and Zac Williamson (Aztec) on April 9 in San Francisco. Register.

How to Design for All: Stories from Refugees in Tanzania

In February, Celo sent a team that included a software engineer, a business lead, and an interaction designer to Nyarugusu, a refugee camp housing over 150,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees. We sat down one-on-one with 26 people from all ages, genders, and backgrounds in a series of hour-long interviews.

Overview of our research mission in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania

A Deep Dive Into Celo’s Technology

Our team has made considerable progress building the Celo protocol since we came out of stealth last year. We’ve made our technical white papers publicly available on our website. Reach out to community@celo.org with any questions or comments.

Say Hello in Person

The core Celo team is speaking at these upcoming events. We’d love to meet you there.

April 4 | a16z Crypto @ Cal | Berkeley, USA
April 4 | EmTech | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
April 11| World Summit on the Information Society Forum | Geneva, Switzerland
June 19| FORTUNE Brainstorm Finance | Montauk, NY, USA

About Celo

Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Our mission is to build a monetary system that creates the conditions of prosperity for all.

Celo was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, Berlin, and around the world.

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Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Visit celo.org for info on the community, team, and technology.

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