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The world's lightest blockchain, powered by participants.

Mina is building a gateway between the real world and crypto — and the infrastructure for the secure, democratic future we all deserve.

By design, the entire Mina blockchain is about 22kb1 – the size of a couple of tweets. So participants can quickly sync and verify the network.


Mina Blockchain


Fixed Size


Other Blockchains


Increasing Size


Easily Accessible, Now & Always

Other blockchain protocols are so heavy they require intermediaries to run nodes, recreating the same old power dynamics. But Mina is light, so anyone can connect peer-to-peer and quickly sync and verify the chain. Built on a consistent-sized cryptographic proof, the blockchain will stay accessible—even as it scales.


Truly Decentralized, with Every User Acting as a Full Node

With Mina, anyone who's syncing the chain is also validating transactions like a full node. Mina's design means any participant can take part in proof-of-stake consensus, have access to strong censorship-resistance and secure the blockchain.


Dapps, Where People Control Their Data

Today, users have no alternative to handing over their data to powerful players in exchange for participation in the modern world. But Mina’s SNARK-powered decentralized apps (Snapps) keep users in control by validating and sharing proofs about their data — rather than the data itself. Even to counterparties. And with logic and data computed off-chain and verified on-chain, Snapps make scalability simple and large computations efficient and cost-effective.


Connecting Crypto to the Real World

Other blockchain protocols don’t interact with the internet, limiting their applications’ scope and utility. But Mina’s Snapps can privately interact with any website and access verified real world data for use on-chain. So developers can leverage the world’s information in computing and decision-making to change the way we live and work — without ever compromising the privacy of users' sensitive data.

lightweight blockchain

Powered by a Growing Community

Other blockchains are run by powerful ecosystem intermediaries. But Mina is powered by participants, with an uncapped number of block producers. Our inclusive community unites people around the world with a passion for decentralized blockchain. In fact, we have one of the largest and most active communities of any project launched in the last two years.

It's Time to Own Our Future

Why did we create the world's lightest blockchain? To rebalance the scales and give anyone with a smartphone the power to participate, build, exchange and thrive.

Mina Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-11-17 /
Be the First to Build a Snapp at the Snapps Developer Workshop and Bootcamp

Be the First to Build a Snapp at the Snapps Developer Workshop and Bootcamp

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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-09-30 /
Ethereum Foundation and Mina Foundation Award a $1.2M Contract to =nil;Foundation to Implement Mina’s Privacy-Preserving zk-SNARKs on Ethereum
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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-09-09 /
Polygon and Mina Foundation to Enable Privacy-Preserving Applications on Polygon
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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-08-10 /
Binance Lists Mina Protocol
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In the News

PRESS / 2021-09-09 / Decrypt
Polygon Integrates Mina Protocol, Bringing Privacy to Ethereum Scaling Solution

Mina Protocol’s privacy-preserving technology will now be supported on the popular Ethereum scaling solution Polygon.

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PRESS / 2021-06-09 /
Interview with Evan Shapiro, CEO & Co-Founder of O(1) Labs, on Mina Protocol
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PRESS / 2021-06-08 /
Mina: This is how the smallest blockchain in the world is supposed to save the ideals of the crypto world
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PRESS / 2021-05-24 / Modern Finance Podcast
New Coin: Mina – The World’s Lightest Blockchain, with Founder Evan Shapiro
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