Time to Make it Mobile 📱 — Hack with Celo & Gitcoin for $60K in Rewards!

The Make it Mobile Hackathon Runs March 5-April 12, 2021

Marek | Celo
Feb 17 · 3 min read

Calling all Builders! Have an idea for web3 but wish it could be optimized for your phone? Looking to BUIDL products for real world users and find product market fit? The Make it Mobile Hackathon is here for you! Come help us make the world of crypto accessible for everyone and disrupt the Web3 status quo.

There are 6 billion active smartphones currently around the world. However, for an industry founded on the promise of serving underbanked communities there are remarkably few mobile-facings Dapps, and those that exist are mostly just portfolio trackers. The web2 ecosystem realized the value of developing with a mobile first mindset back in 2011. This focus unleashed a wave of innovation that has taken over the world. It’s time for the web3 community to follow and challenge themselves to make decentralized mobile product experiences that can reach billions of people around the world.

To build great mobile experiences, you need a platform built with mobile in mind. Fortunately, Celo is that platform delivering you features like:

  • A hyper-efficient light client that is >17,000x lighter than on other blockchains
  • Full EVM compatibility
  • Decentralized phone verification protocol
  • Global ecosystem of cash-in cash-out options
  • Native stablecoin (Celo Dollars and soon-to-be Celo Euro)
  • Ability to pay gas fees with stablecoins
  • Full node incentives enabling a network that can scale to billions of devices
Some of the technical features of the Celo Platform, optimized for use on mobile phones

With the support of the Celo community, you can go from zero to market. Check out what’s possible on Celo with mobile-first DeFi projects like impactMarket, Valora, and Moola Market. Challenge your conceptions of crypto and experience it for yourself then come build and take a slice of the $60K for your trouble.

Join us March 5- April 12 on Gitcoin to test new ideas, meet collaborators, earn rewards, and build new projects for a global user base. Let’s #MakeItMobile!

What you need to know

  • Over $60k in technical and non-technical bounties available
  • Participate between March 5-April 12
  • Ability to get paid in Celo Dollars and CELO because Celo’s assets are integrated onto Gitcoin
  • Sign up here on our Make It Mobile Hackathon registration page
  • Want to get acquainted with Celo before the Hackathon? A few “Hello Celo” bounties are already live 🥳 on the main Celo Gitcoin tribe.

Celo’s #MakeItMobile Mission

Come build and help us make the world of crypto accessible for everyone.

One of the core tenets of the Celo philosophy is “Design For All” — put simply, the best manifestation of this principle is the network’s mobile-first approach.

Learn more about Designing for All at Kuneco, Celo Community’s All Hands, February 18.

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Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools…

The Celo Blog

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

Marek | Celo

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Partner at cLabs, working on @CeloOrg. Previously @LocuInc (founder), @MIT_CSAIL (PhD alumni), @Microsoft and @Google

The Celo Blog

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

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