The Celo Inaugural Conference Happening in Barcelona with BitKE as an African Media Partner

The Celo Foundation, an organization supporting the growth and development of the decentralized, open-source, carbon-negative Celo blockchain and ecosystem, is pleased to officially announce its inaugural Celo Connect conference, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on April 4th and 5th, 2022 during Barcelona Blockchain Week..

The event will bring together the expanding Celo community to empower the world’s changemakers with tools, knowledge, and inspiration to contribute to a financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for all.

Designed to connect the community and create a learning environment for all participants and members of the media, industry-recognized leaders will speak on trending topics such as sustainable stable assets, regeneration and ReFi, socioecological design patterns in Web3, NFTs, community building, gamified DeFi, equity in Web3, and more. 


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The event is open to all, including investors, independent developers, and companies interested in blockchain and DeFi, and will feature various keynotes, workshops, tech talks, immersive experiences, and demonstrations of new tools and projects related to this environment, such as minting NFTs on Celo.

Attendees will also learn how to structure DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) and integrate Celo into local communities, and will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 100 projects building on the Celo platform, including Kickstarter and Valora.

Speaking about the inaugural conference, Rene Reinsberg, Co-Founder, Celo, said:

“I am exhilarated by the innovation originating from every corner of the Celo ecosystem, and am excited to collaborate with founders from around the globe so that these transformative concepts become a reality sooner. This is the impetus behind Celo Connect.

This will be the largest gathering of mission-aligned builders looking to bring the benefits of Web3 to the real world to create and drive a future where people around the world can thrive from financial inclusion, a healthy environment, and connectivity through these novel technologies.”

– Co-Founder, Celo

Celo Connect takes place during Barcelona Blockchain Week, which includes parties, excursions, meet-ups and networking for Celo partners, developers, founders, and others in the crypto community.

The week’s events include:

  • A ReFi party with Flow Carbon, Allegory and Toucan Protocol
  • A 2-hour sail leaving from Barcelona Harbor with Paysail, Roda, and Nuzo; La Fiesta de Celo
  • A cocktail party hosted by Celo Camp, Ubeswap, and the Node
  • The Womxn in Web3 Power Breakfast

among many others.

Celo also announced the official agenda. Amongst the confirmed headline speakers are:

  • Chris Dixon, General Partner, a16z
  • Packy McCormick, Founder, Not Boring
  • Morgan Beller, General Partner, NFX
  • Fabrice Dautriat, Head of Platform, Ledger
  • Henock Teklu, Global Head of Structured Credit and a Senior Portfolio Manager, Blackrock
  • Niraj Pant, General Partner, Polychain 
  • Jackie Bona, CEO, Valora 
  • Rene Reinsberg, Co-founder, Celo; President, Celo Foundation
  • Casey Caruso, Investment Partner, Paradigm

To learn more and register for the conference, please visit:


About Celo

Celo is a carbon-negative, Layer-1 protocol with a rich ecosystem of global partners building Web3 applications, including in DeFi, NFTs, and payments, in support of Celo’s mission to create a more accessible and inclusive global financial system.

Accessible to anyone with a smartphone, the Celo ecosystem consists of a decentralized, proof-of-stake blockchain technology stack (Celo Protocol), the CELO token, and stablecoins (cUSD, cEUR, cREAL) that offer real people everywhere the opportunity to use crypto like everyday money.

Additionally, the ecosystem is supported by key projects and protocols, such as Valora, Ubeswap, Moola, Good Ghosting, Mobius, ReSource Network, and more, as well as the Alliance for Prosperity, which consists of over 150 mission-aligned Celo Foundation members around the globe, including Deutsche Telekom, Kickstarter, PayU, Opera, Andreessen Horowitz, Anchorage, Coinbase, GSMA and the Grameen Foundation, among others. For more information, please visit:


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