Celo Team Updates | November 2018

Participants in the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

Celo joins the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator

Celo was chosen from a pool of 800 applicants to bring blockchain-based cash transfer solutions to fight world hunger. The team spent the last week in Munich collaborating with WFP, and specifically the Tanzania country team.

Fireside Chat with Naval Ravikant and Sep Kamvar this Wednesday, November 28

We have a few more tickets to our event this Wednesday (password: financialinclusion) in San Francisco, focused on the First Billion Crypto Users. We’ll explore the barriers, potential impact, design considerations and more in this invitation-only fireside chat.

Welcoming Our First Engineering Fellow

Pratyush Ranjan Tiwari, advised by Dr. Sumit Kumar Pandey, is studying Computer Science and Mathematics at Ashoka University in India. Building off of the work of our co-founder Sep Kamvar, Pratyush is developing an efficient Zero Knowledge Protocol for theEigenTrust algorithm.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Fellowship program, check out our Call for Proposals. You may also emailfellowship@celo.org with questions and / or to start a conversation.

Say Hello in Person

With only two events left in 2018, we’re planning the 2019 calendar — what events will you be at next year? Let us know.

Nov 27, Argentina Fintech Forum, Buenos Aires

Dec 4–5, Slush, Helsinki


Celo is building, and contributing to, a Platform and Protocol to foster a more connected society. Our goal is to positively impact the livelihood of billions of people around the world who today are involuntarily detached from the global financial system. In addition to financial inclusion, we believe there is an opportunity to create a more beneficial version of today’s money for everyone.