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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.

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Mina Blockchain

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Fixed Size

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Other Blockchains

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Increasing Size

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-07-14 /
CEO of O(1) Labs Evan Shapiro to Become CEO of Mina Foundation, with O(1) Labs’ Emre Tekisalp Stepping in as Interim O(1) Labs CEO

As CEO of the Mina Foundation, Evan Shapiro will lead the organization's mission to support the ecosystem and development of Mina Protocol with O(1) Labs continuing to support the development of Snapps as Mina’s ecosystem partner.

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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-05-05 /
Mina Concludes $18.75M Community Token Sale with the Highest Number of Purchasers in CoinList History To-Date
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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-04-09 /
Mina Foundation Broadens Token Sale Capacity and Launches New Grant to Increase Community Participation
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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-03-23 /
Mina’s Mainnet Launch Marks a New Era for Internet Privacy and Data Security
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In the News

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PRESS / 2021-06-09 / Securities.io
Interview with Evan Shapiro, CEO & Co-Founder of O(1) Labs, on Mina Protocol

Securities.io, a platform dedicated to analysis and news on Defi, digital assets and fintech, interviewed Evan on how Mina Protocol started and where it’s going.

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PRESS / 2021-06-08 / 1E9.community
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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PRESS / 2021-05-13 / Bloomberg TV
Will See More Pressure on Cryptocurrency Transactions: Joon Kim
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