Celo is an open-source, carbon-negative layer-1 blockchain built to support an ecosystem of global projects that are advancing a shared mission of financial inclusion, mitigation of climate change, and supporting prosperity for everyone. Accessible to anyone with a mobile phone, the Celo ecosystem consists of a decentralized, proof-of-stake blockchain technology stack (the Celo Platform), the CELO native token, and several Mento stable assets (cUSD, cEUR, cREAL) designed to track the value of the Dollar, Euro, and Real as a medium of exchange that can be introduced through community governance. These Mento stable assets are supported, in part, by a robust, diversified and transparent reserve of on-chain assets available for public query at any time. Launched on Earth Day in 2020, the Celo mainnet now supports 1,000+ projects created by developers and artists located around the world.
NFTs , or non-fungible tokens, are unique digital assets that are minted on the blockchain. They may represent one's ownership of the asset. The ownership can be transferred but cannot be replicated.
There are many characteristics that can determine a NFT's uniqueness- whether it is the artwork/music/data that is linked to the NFT, rare properties, the utility and access , the community that may hold other NFTs from the same collection or even the NFT's previous owners.
Celo wants to make it accessible for mission aligned projects to build NFTs. The NFT Resource Hub is the gateway for creators and builders to launch mobile-optimized NFT solutions for the 6B+ smartphone users around the world. Celo is the home for NFTs with Purpose, built upon the principles of regenerative finance (ReFi) and is pushing the boundaries of what NFTs can unlock by:
Creating NFT platforms that actively stabilize climate change and restore biodiversity with unique climate incentives.
Empowering creators in emerging markets to onboard their communities in web3, launch their NFT collections, and have equitable access to financial prosperity.
Innovating novel NFT infrastructure that delivers tangible utility, access, and resonates with everyday users' needs.
The Celo Foundation’s mission — to build a global financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity — is inspired by the work of Charles Eisenstein. His book titled Sacred Economics argues that while money may be the source of some of the world’s ills — alienation, competition, and scarcity — it also has the potential to help society transition to a more connected and sustainable way of life.
As climate change and wealth inequality become increasingly prevalent, Celo champions regenerative finance (ReFi) by empowering mission-driven communities with web3 technology to reimagine financial systems that preserve and protect local and global ecologies, stabilize climate change and create the conditions of prosperity for everyone.
The NFT Resource Hub is designed to improve accessibility to NFTs for the 99%. By reimagining new circular NFT models, NFTs on Celo are committed to encouraging impactful climate action, restoring our ecological systems, reducing the barriers to entry for all creators and ensuring that NFTs are vehicles for utility that resonate with people’s needs
Explore our diverse ecosystem of NFT projects and join communities that are building NFTs for global prosperity. It’s time to join the Regen movement!
Feeling inspired? Join our community of incredible engineers and deploy your first NFT Dapp on Celo within days with our powerful APIS, SDKs and core smart contracts.
Showcase your creativity and grow your community by launching your own NFT collection on Celo without writing a single line of code. Yes, it’s that easy!
We are driven by our unique purpose to build impactful NFT solutions with real world utility. Connect with us to learn more about how we can collaborate on innovative solutions.