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Announcing Celo Make Crypto Mobile Hackathon

Today, more people on the planet have access to a mobile phone than: Jobs. Food. Running water. Decentralized finance (DeFi) can transform the global financial system in a more secure and permissionless way, removing intermediaries and giving users more control over their assets. Celo is a mobile-first DeFi platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone.

Celo is on a mission to make DeFi what it should be: mobile, accessible, for everyone, and to make Web3 development and infrastructure: simple, affordable, and open.

We are global and inclusive

From Venice Beach to Venezuela, Celo’s fast-growing ecosystem is more than just democratizing access to digital money. From NFT creation, integration and marketplaces to environmental innovation and sustainability. We’re making DeFi what it should be: Mobile. Accessible. For everyone. All on Celo.

A prize pool like no other

Are you a Developer, Designer, or Thinker? Do you have what it takes to create and build the next YFI, OpenSea, or Sushi? Celo has committed $2.5 Million in prizes and seed funding to help us light up a billion faces with Web3 projects that are committed to building mobile-first DeFi for the 6 billion mobile phone users around the world.

You will be in good company
Your ideas will be evaluated by leading figures in DeFi including Linda Xie (Scalar Capital), Morgan Beller (NFX), Vanessa Grellet (CoinFund), Olaf Carlson-Wee (Polychain Capital), Kartik Talwar (A Capital), and Imran Khan (DeFi Alliance) to name a few. Hackathon participants will be supported by a collaboration of leading crypto projects and innovators in the ecosystem: Celo, Polychain, CoinFund, CoinList, Flori Ventures, NFX, Chainlink, and The Graph. Plus regional partners; DoraHacks, DevFolio, Blockchain Academy Chile, and Crypto University.

Make DeFi what it should be this October

Do you want access to $2.5 Million in prizes, seed funding, talks, events, and mentorship from the finest in crypto? Then sign up now for the Celo — Make Crypto Mobile Hackathon at

Built on Celo. #DeFi4ThePeople, #MoFi, #MakeCryptoMobile

Register for the Celo Make Crypto Mobile Hackathon here




Celo is a carbon-negative, L1 protocol with a rich ecosystem of global partners building Web3, mobile-first applications to create a more accessible and inclusive global financial system. Visit to learn more about the Celo community, contributors, and technology.

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