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Celo is an EVM-compatible network focused on financial inclusion for everyone with a phone number. The inclusion is implemented through the native identity protocol that allows anyone to associate their phone number with one or more addresses on the blockchain.

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ConsensusModified Istanbul BFT
Public / Private / PermissionedPublic
Smart contractsYes
Smart contract language(s) supportedSolidity, Vyper, Yul, Huff
Transaction privacyNo
Transaction visibilityAll participants have access to all entries ever recorded.
Transaction orderingAll validating participants must reach consensus over the order of all transactions that have taken place, irrespective of whether a participant has taken part in a particular transaction or not.

Fault tolerance

The chain is secured by staking validators


The blocks are produced at 5 second intervals.

Industry use case

Token securitization, land registries, token-enabled marketplaces, standardized data, digital identity, certifications (e.g. academic, birth), notarization, DeFi, secure layer for rollups, etc.

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What’s next?

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