The open source payment network Celo announced that it has launched the first candidate version (RC1) of the mainnet, in preparation for the official launch of the mainnet on May 13. According to the block browser, there are currently 73 registered verification nodes in the network, including Bison Trails, Chorus One, Figment Networks, nodeasy and so on. Lianwen previously reported that Celo completed a $ 30 million financing in August last year, led by cryptocurrency funds a16z crypto and Polychain, and Dragonfly Capital also participated in this round of financing. Prior to this, Celo has raised $ 6.4 million. Celo has developed Celo Gold, an application token for payment purposes, and Celo Dollar, a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar. The team has also developed a user-friendly wallet application that allows users to transfer and receive cryptocurrencies using their mobile phones, as well as by phone. The number transfers Celo Dollar to users who do not have the wallet app installed.