Mobile-Focused Blockchain Celo Partners With Ethereum Software Firm ConsenSys

The partnership will allow for Celo to integrate with ConsenSys’ Infura infrastructure.

AccessTimeIconNov 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Nov 21, 2022 at 5:39 p.m. UTC
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Mobile-first blockchain Celo will be working with ConsenSys, an Ethereum software firm that helped engineer the Merge.

The agreement will allow Celo to make use of ConsenSys’ Infura infrastructure. Celo developers will be able to build with Infura, which will help make the blockchain more scalable. Developers will also be able to deploy Ethereum-based decentralized applications (dapps) built with Truffle. Truffle is a development environment where Ethereum smart contracts can be tested.

“Developers can use Infura’s trusted and complementary tooling to seamlessly communicate with the Celo blockchain for rapid deployment and scaling” said Xochitl Cazador, Celo's head of ecosystem growth. The integration will also allow for developers to transact between Celo and other DeFi platforms and dapps.

In addition, the partnership is intended to kick off Celo’s compatibility with MetaMask, a popular Ethereum-based wallet. Celo will also join the Ethereum Climate Platform that ConsenSys launched last week.

Last year, ConsenSys announced that over 350,000 builders were using the Infura Infrastructure. In 2021, Polygon, an Ethereum scaling project, also started supporting Infura tooling.

Celo in January introduced cREAL, a stablecoin pegged to Brazil's local currency, the real.

“This partnership supports the Celo ecosystem’s mission by providing reliable, easy-to-use tooling for developers to build and scale their dapps on the Celo blockchain,” Cazador told CoinDesk. “We are one step closer to mainstream adoption of web3 and realizing its full potential to transform lives by regenerating global ecologies and empowering local economies.”

CORRECTION (Nov. 21, 14:39 UTC): Celo's cREAL was introduced in January 2022.

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Margaux Nijkerk

Margaux Nijkerk reports on the Ethereum protocol and L2s. A graduate of Johns Hopkins and Emory universities, she has a masters in International Affairs & Economics. She holds a small amount of ETH and other altcoins.


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