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The world's lightest blockchain, powered by participants.

Mina is building a privacy-preserving 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.


A Private Gateway 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 privacy.

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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

ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-05-05 /
Mina Concludes $18.75M Community Token Sale with the Highest Number of Purchasers in CoinList History To-Date

With high demand, Mina sold out in 4 hours with more than 375,000 verified registrants and was oversubscribed by 8.8X.

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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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ANNOUNCEMENT / 2021-02-19 /
Mina Foundation and Ethereum Foundation Launch Joint RFP
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In the News

PRESS / 2021-05-05 / Coindesk
Lightweight Mina Blockchain Raises $18.7M in CoinList Token Sale

The project had designated 7.5% of all available MINA for the sale. It was gone in four hours.

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PRESS / 2021-03-23 / COINDESK
Three Arrows-Backed ‘Lightweight’ Blockchain Mina Launches Mainnet
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“Tweet-Sized” Blockchain Mina Launches, Announces Token Sale
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PRESS / 2021-03-22 / BlockTribune
Bison Trails Launches Support For Mina, The Tweet-Sized Blockchain
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