A platform for fast, secure, stable digital payments

An open cryptographic protocol that allows applications to make transactions with and run smart contracts in a secure and decentralized fashion. The Celo Blockchain code has shared ancestry with Ethereum, and maintains full EVM compatibility for smart contracts. However it uses a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) consensus mechanism rather than Proof of Work, and has different block format, transaction format, client synchronization protocols, and gas payment and pricing mechanisms.

Network Types Available on Ankr

  • Mainnet

Node Modes Available on Ankr

  • Archive Modes;

  • Non-Archive Modes;

Mainnet - https://explorer.celo.org/

AlfajoresTestnet - https://alfajores-blockscout.celo-testnet.org/

Backlava Testnet - https://baklava-blockscout.celo-testnet.org/

Official Celo End-points

Mainnet = https://rc1-forno.celo-testnet.org

Alfajores - https://alfajores-forno.celo-testnet.org

Baklava = https://baklava-forno.celo-testnet.org


Celo is based on Ethereum implementation, so the API is similar to the Ethereum RPC API. In addition to Ethereum, Celo has an Contrakt Kit API.

Official RPC documentation: https://eth.wiki/json-rpc/API

Contract Kit API: https://docs.celo.org/developer-guide/overview/introduction/contractkit

In the following subchapters we will describe how to obtain the End-point from the Ankr platform and how to make some RPC calls;