Celo is a mobile-first blockchain with an ambitious goal of building an ecosystem of entrepreneurs with the ultimate vision of prosperity for everyone. It includes a set of financial tools accessible with a basic mobile phone and supports ERC-20 compatible tokens while also leveraging the use of smart contracts.
We had chat with Anca Rusu, who has 8 years of experience with the World Bank, 5 of which were spent in Africa working on financial inclusion. Anca is currently the Regional Lead for cLabs, working on Celo for Africa and Middle East. Her mission is to shift the narrative through education to ways the technology can solve public sector problems from social ID to digital payments.
Africa is no doubt one of the key emerging markets that hold great promise for blockchain-based digital currencies and the discussion also revolves around how this will be made possible via the Celo blockchain.
In this podcast, we answer the following questions: