Celo is a mobile-first blockchain that makes decentralized financial (DeFi) tools and services accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. It aims to break down barriers by bringing DeFi to the users of the 6 billion smartphones in circulation today.
Celo enables native and non-native digital assets – both cryptographic and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) – to circulate freely across devices, mobile carriers, and countries.
Bitvavo makes it as easy as possible to buy digital assets and cryptocurrencies.
1. Sign Up
Create a free account with which you can buy, sell, send, receive and store Celo. Access your Bitvavo account from every location, on mobile and desktop.
2. Transfer Funds
Verify your account and transfer Euros to your Bitvavo wallet using one of the 8 supported payment methods.
3. Buy and Trade
Buy or sell over 150 digital assets and pay a maximum trading fee of 0.25%. Store your assets in your Bitvavo wallet or send them to your external wallet.
Storing Celo and other digital assets requires a wallet, but don’t worry: Bitvavo’s hosted wallet allows you to store Celo without any technical knowledge. Here is a brief overview of the existing wallet options to store your Celo:
Hosted wallets are wallets where the private keys to your Celo are managed by a third party such as Bitvavo. Access to your account is protected by a password and other advanced security features. Once you are logged in, you can easily and conveniently manage your Celo online. Bitvavo offers standard hosted wallets for all digital assets that are offered on the platform.
A software wallet is a program installed on your computer or other device in order to use and manage your Celo. Using a software wallet gives you full control over your private keys, so you are not dependent on third parties. The risk is that you alone are in charge of the security of your Celo, and if malicious parties have access to your device, your private keys (and therefore your Celo) can be stolen.
A hardware wallet is a physical device on which you can store your Celo offline. It is one of the safest ways to store your Celo, because the private keys are stored on a separate and offline device. Access to this device is often protected by a password. In many ways, a hardware wallet can be compared to a safe in which your Celo is stored.
You can use Bitvavo's hosted wallet to easily store, send and receive Celo. Once you have purchased Celo on Bitvavo, you can choose to send your Celo from your Bitvavo wallet to your own software or hardware wallet.