LatAm W3 DAO Proposal

Agree with you !
Stop nft please…

OK vamos a responderte en español porque según entiendo eres de Colombia y vienes de una comunidad indígena.

Todas las Blockchain realizan eventos para dar a conocer como funciona el ecosistema dar a conocer la Blockchain dar a conocer las posibilidades de desarrollo sobre ella para interactuar con los desarrolladores o los managers de los proyectos que corren sobre ella para mostrar los mecanismos de gobernanza para mostrar las formas como pueden fondear los proyectos Etc.

Aunque sería ideal no tener que incurrir en costos para realizar estas actividades, esto es utópico siempre tienes que alquilar un lugar pagar la logística pagar la la la comida a la gente le gusta sentirse bien y eso hace parte de una comunidad que construye juntos no veo el problema en que sea realicen eventos pueden haber algunas personas que no les guste asistir pero hay personas que entienden y aprenden más cuando pueden vivir físicamente y observar y darse cuenta que detrás de una Blockchain hay personas reales.

Ahora tú dices que es muy costoso pero comparado con otras Blockchain los presupuestos con los que se realizan los eventos de Celo son bajos además esos fondos vienen de las comisiones que la gente paga por usar la Blockchain y entre más eventos se hagan y más se de a conocer la Blockchain mas gente lo usar más comisiones van a haber y más fondos van a llegar de nuevo a la fundación es una economía circular no entiendo tu preocupación yo por mi parte estaría feliz que se hagan más eventos de estos en Colombia está ingresando plata al país cosa que es bueno para la economía del país.

Yo te invito aquí si tienes alguna idea o algún aporte constructivo no lo haga saber a mi me gusta hacer eventos en lugares no tan Fancy o exclusivos y eso es parte del plan empezará a realizar eventos en diferentes puntos de la ciudades y en diferentes ciudades y en pueblos y en resguardos en muchas muchas partes yo mismo he ayudado a construir comunidades comunidades que no tienen cómo acceder al dinero y que viven en la pobreza y que a través de protocolos como en impact Market han empezado a recibir algunos ingresos para subsistir y tenemos planes de ayudar a muchas más personas pero para eso tenemos que dar a conocer la Blockchain tenemos que hacer talleres de cómo usar billeteras hay que enseñarle a la gente como pueden usar los fondos como pueden conseguir fondos como alguien que quiera hacer un proyecto lo puede desarrollar y la Blockchain a través de la fundación y Grants o Hackatones entonces no ayudas de cualquier manera puedes ayudar a crear proyectos locales que ayudan al medio ambiente como Unergy como iniciativas que quieren proteger los bosques de iniciativas como Impact Market que ayuda a reducir la pobreza la verdad yo no veo el inconveniente de tener recursos para expandir el conocimiento no sólo se trata de NFTs se trata del conocimiento general


Buenas tardes a todos,

Aquí Alejandro Glatt, entusiasta Celo México

Hace unos días durante el evento de Celo en ETH MEDELLIN presente mi nueva colección de NFTs Papayas y se tuvo un gran impacto:

Porque SI a los NFTs?

Es una gran manera de involucrar a la comunidad, de hacer onboarding a quienes no están aún en el ecosistema CELO.

El tener que tener CELO en tu Wallet para comprar un NFT es un gran incentivo para tener nuevos miembros en el ecosistema

Al menos en mi experiencia y con mi colección, eso se ha logrado y me encantaría haya más colecciones y creadores en el ecosistema

Alejandro Glatt


Hi everyone!

I’m Phil, founder of DeTrash and the Recy Network. Our history as a web3 project is living proof of the positive impact of such proposal.

After launching our token on Smart Chain initially, it was thanks to Milla’s approach and the events organized by Celo on Ethereum Rio and Barcelona, that our project actually got traction. Thanks to the Celo house event and Mila’s effort we decided to fully migrate our project to Celo, had a invaluable networking that lead to real impact partnerships such as with Lovecrypto and a number of other key Celo community amazing people.

This is a very important proposal since it actually shows a concrete and effective (if we observe the impacts of events in LatAm) way of driving the expansion of Celo ecosystem regionally and Celo tokens and stables adoption.

My humble suggestion for all deciding on it would be observing what was the impact of blockchain events and initiatives such as the proposed here to Miami and NY which eventually became crypto cities.

We have the opportunity to make this happen to LatAm region as a whole in a much more cost effective manner.

Congrats on the proposal team and count on me to help in any way needed!


Mila this is great.

Definitely have my vote. The goal should be focused on education, social impact, growth and developmen.

Focoused on not just buidlers but users as well. Introducing how to enter into the Celo ecosystem. How it can benefit the community or new users. How the different protocols currently in celo focus on the greater mission.

Always open to work with Artist to show them how they can leverage blockchain and web3 and help introduce them to Celo


I was exploring the Celo Forum today and I found this post.

It seems like people are super grateful to win hackathons and receive grant for their projects.


It was never said to stop hackathons. Read again the message of “DonaFlorinda”

I’m an enthusiast of the hackathon idea because that’s where 2heavens started.

Education and information are extremely important.

My view is that there are 3 major profiles:

1- Young students to engage with web3 from the beginning of their career.
2- Web2 to Web3
3 - There are many people doing a lot of cool stuff mainly in the ReFi field but some still don’t use web2 or web3 technology. In the current Celo hackathon, I saw that there are many good people, with consolidated projects, and we have a great opportunity to help them.

The hackathon is important for the 3 groups because it is the gateway to the web3 world and mainly to have Celo’s support in other programs, but for groups 2 and 3 a closest local mentorship is a differential.

I think it is important try to map out where to find each of these groups and bring more personalized support, including in Spanish and Portuguese.

I’m open to whatever you need!


Hi everyone! I’m a Colombian lawyer and account and an enthusiastic about new technologies, like Blockchain. I want to be your crypto consultant!

I support this amazing idea. LATAM needs a strong, creative and organized DAO. I know we have a different talent and responsible people. Go ahead!


Hello everyone,

David Casey here (Celo Scout, founder @ ReSource.Finance, NuMundo.

I’ve worked for the majority of the past 12 years in Latin America, mostly based out of Central America, and this proposal makes me excited about being a part of the Celo ecosystem.

It’s great to see @MilaRioja take the initiative to draft a proposal. It us also healthy to see spirited debate and strong points from @DonaFlorinda based on grassroots data and perception of foreign well-meaning entities coming in and throwing around money (often without local context and without the funds effectively reaching those who need it most, which is something that has persisted throughout the decades from the international NGO sector in the language of “sustainable development”).
Surely, this critical approach incorporating diverse perspectives will lead to a more well-formulated, well-informed, and allocation-efficient proposal.

I strongly believe in the mobile-first emerging markets thesis for driving Celo adoption, and think that energy should be focused narrowly in line with this thesis, focused on practical applications for crypto in LatAm such as remittances, mobile payments, fiat ramps, micro-credit and undercollateralized lending (and NOT competing with Polygon, Solana, Avalanche etc. on NFT’s, metaverse, GameFi and the like). Local involvement from the grassroots Colombian community to craft the proposal would surely enrich it and get buy-in from key stakeholders.

This article from @camiinthisthang very pertinently expressed the opportunity that the entire web3 space is missing right now in Latin America. The Deadend of Eurocentric Crypto — camiinthisthang

Look forward to supporting this proposal!


I Never Said “DonaFlorinda” says “Stop Hackatons”… I only show a post that I find exploring the forum and people seem grateful for winning, and I think there is a lot of post like this one. This is really nice because when you have people happy to work inside the Celo Blockchain you have a strong community and maybe the firs product of people is not a super product, but with the funds they win they can hire a good developer and make upgrades to the product.

Maybe “DonaFlorinda” says Hackaton too expensive and not too much stricts with quality, for further Hackatons the people in charge of doing that I think make sure this things change and every day the criteria is getting hard.

Super agree with you in the usecases of emittances, mobile payments, fiat ramps, micro-credit and undercollateralized lending, and i think is part of the proposal i made for a local stable currency backed by Celo Reserve, I apreciate you @davidcasey if you leave you comments in anyone of this posts:




What a good idea, the potential is enormous and the crypto communities and ecosystems in my country Colombia are waiting for this type of initiative that opens up great opportunities in LatAm.


Hi all! I’m part of Unergy, a DeFi that let anyone to invest in tokens backup on solar projects and get profit for it . I’m really glad to had met CELO and Mila, because we began to be part of an amazing community that think in the people, in their finances, and in the planet. They make us feel like part of it because they are trying to connect us all time. We really connect with their vision because like us, they try to use the technology and the web3 to make more accessible the finance and sustainable world, putting it in the people hands. I really appreciate that we can make more events in Colombia and in our language because we really think that in Colombia there are a crack people than can make us grow a lot and is necessary to give us the importance that we have. The Unergy team is on your disposition to help in any event, space or idea that make us be strong, sharing knowledge and experiences.


Hola a todos,

Soy nuevo en este ecosistema, estuve presente en el evento realizado por Celo en Medellín, una verdadera oportunidad de conocer y conectar de manera física algo que parece tan lejano y abstracto.

Es muy importante que Celo continúe con su mirada hacia Latinoamérica y en especial hacia Colombia en procesos de formación y acercamiento de la comunidad interesada en crypto ya que estos eventos facilitan mucho la comprensión del como y con quien poder interactuar si alguien desea ingresar a un nuevo protocolo.

Conocí también la Casa Celo en Bogotá y la iniciativa de mantenerla durante un año como espacio de conexión y coworkiing para el ecosistema y me encantaría tener un espacio similar en Medellín, creo que sería demasiado útil ya que Medellín es una ciudad que recibe muchos nómadas digitales y algunos de ellos estarían felices de compartir este espacio con la comunidad de Medellín.

Muy chevere tener este tipo de espacios en comunidades indígenas y que la tecnología llegue a todos los lugares, pero para esto necesitamos de un presupuesto para empezar a trabajar en enseñanza y difusión.

cuenten con todo nuestro apoyo desde Medellín y esperamos nuevos eventos para seguir llevando a más amigos a conocer de este Ecosistema.


What is your short term goal? How many small shops or enterprises do you aim to connect to CELO (accept payment in cUSD) and what Cashflow do you estimate in the first year (2023). 1.6 Million CELO (1100000$) is quite a lot, so I guess at least 10 000 enterprises should be onboarded in LATAM by the end of 23.


Let’s collaborate, I’m from Colombia, it’s a pleasure.


Así es! por que llegando a las comunidades y usuarios de una manera mas simple y entendible con su respectivos idiomas, seria de esa forma que se logran ofrecer las mejores soluciones y conocimientos del ecosistema.


The growth and adoption process can be done in different ways and speeds. The DAO proposal we are discussing is well structured and takes us, as Latam to be relevant together in a new market where the barrier between the “real world” and the blockchain/crypto world is still too high. This type of efforts together with use cases will open de gates for users around our countries to
We have established services in: wallets, debit cards, patrimonial protection through tokenization, microcredits and identity certification. I would love to see us working together as a real Latam DAO.


Santiago Mora


I spent the last month trying to understand what made Celo grown and set the dominance over the narrative of Blockchain For People, and Blockchain For the Planet. And one of the conclusions I’ve bumped into is that Celo is Easy. The technology is easy to use, the people are easy to reach and the community is easy to interact with.

Proposals like this one take it to another level, by implementing the local language element. We at ReFi Spring are more than keen to contribute to it, and personally (as a Brazilian) I’m also more than ready to help this proposal to move forward.

Tamo junto galera, pode contar comigo e com a ReFi Spring.