LCX becomes an Alliance Member of the Celo Foundation. LCX will be working alongside leading technology providers, nonprofits, mobile wallets, payment processors, and global investment firms in creating an easily accessible, mobile-friendly ecosystem of financial tools on the Celo open blockchain platform.
Since its launch in March 2020, the Celo Foundation has been working towards empowering anyone who owns a smartphone to access digital assets. The goal is to create an ecosystem that fosters a fairer and more inclusive financial system. LCX aligns with the Celo Foundation to help bridge the gap between traditional and decentralized finance.
Celo is an open blockchain platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. The platform enables anyone to create an ecosystem of mobile applications, ranging from easier cash transfer programs to peer-to-peer lending, international remittances to digital assets and wallets. Celo’s digital currency — the Celo Dollar stablecoin — provides people all over the world with a stable, secure, inexpensive, and easy way to move money and engage in financial activities that were previously inaccessible to them.
“Financial inclusion is vital to sustaining a healthy economy and thriving democracy, and we are proud to be collaborating with one of the leading organizations on the front lines of this effort,” said Monty Metzger, LCX’s CEO. “We’ve been impressed by the important work being done by the Celo Foundation, empowering anyone with a mobile phone to access digital assets and blockchain powered financial services.”
The Alliance for Prosperity is an ecosystem of organizations brought together by a common vision of fostering social impact and financial inclusion by leveraging disruptive blockchain technology. These include nonprofits, merchants, and payment processors. The Alliance provides infrastructure and educational support to the mobile-first open blockchain platform.