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It’s Time to Own Our Future

Living in today’s world requires giving up a lot of control.

Every day, we give up control of intimate data to large tech companies to use online services. We give up control of our finances to banks and unaccountable credit bureaus. We give up control of our elections to voting system companies who run opaque and unauditable elections.

Even when we try to escape this power imbalance and participate in blockchains, most of us give up control and trust to third parties to verify transactions. Why? Because running a full node requires expensive hardware, unsustainable amounts of electricity and tons of time to sync increasingly heavier and heavier chains.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

That’s why we created Mina.

In June of 2017, O(1) Labs kicked off an ambitious new open source project to design a layer one protocol that could deliver on the original promise of blockchain—true decentralization, scale and security. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina offers an elegant solution using advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs.

Over the past three years, our team together with our incredible community have launched and learned through several testnet phases. And now, at long last, we are proud to introduce Mina to the wider world. Here, developers can build powerful applications like Snapps3 (SNARK-powered apps) to offer financial services without compromising data privacy and programmable money that anyone can access trustlessly from their phones. And that’s just the beginning.

While there will still be challenges to come, the world’s lightest, most accessible blockchain is ready to be powered by a whole new generation of participants.

Here’s to a more efficient, elegant and fair future – for all of us.

“What attracted me was a small, scalable blockchain that's still independently verifiable on small nodes.”

MetaStable

O(1) Labs Investor, Mina Protocol Backer


Secured by Participants

The Mina network enables an uncapped4 number of block producers via proof-of-stake consensus. A uniquely decentralized and secure blockchain, Mina gets even more secure and resilient as it grows.

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Featured Block Producers

Delegating is an alternative to staking Mina directly, with the benefit of not having to maintain a node that is always connected to the network. Here are some of the professional block producers offering staking services on Mina.

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You Can Run a Node & Secure the Network

With Mina’s uniquely light blockchain, you don’t have to have expensive hardware, or wait days for the blockchain to sync, or use a ton of computing power to stake and participate in consensus.

Directors

Mina Foundation Board of Directors


Evan Shapiro

CEO, Mina Foundation

Josh Cincinnati

Former Executive Director, Zcash Foundation

Jill Carlson

Principal, Slow Ventures

Tess Rinearson

VP of Engineering, Interchain GmbH and Core Developer, Tendermint

Sean Inggs

Fund Director and Joint Legal Counsel, Internation Management Services

Contributors

Mina is an inclusive open source protocol uniting teams and technicians from San Francisco and around the world.



Elizabeth Binks

Software Engineer, Chainsafe Systems

Joseph Bonneau

Assistant Professor, NYU Courant Institute

Natasha Carter

Communications Lead, Mina Foundation

Hsin-Ju Chuang

CEO & Founder of Dystopia Labs

Paul Davison

Co-Founder & CEO, Clubhouse

Nikki Del Principe

Chief Strategy Officer, Melrose PR

Kate El-Bizri

Visual Design Lead, Mina Foundation

Raneem Hamad

Account Executive, Melrose PR

Nathan Holland

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Aidan Hyman

CEO & Founder, Chainsafe Systems

Erica Kang

Founder, Krypto Seoul

Claire Kart

Head of Marketing & Community, O(1) Labs

Brandon Kase

Head of Product Engineering, O(1) Labs

Akis Kattis

Phd Student, NYU Courant Institute

Joon Kim

General Counsel, Mina Foundation

Deepthi Kumar

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Sherry Lin

Interim Head of Marketing & Community, Mina Foundation

Tina Liu

Asia Marketing Lead

Zaki Manian

Principal Co-Founder, Iqlusion

Izaak Meckler

CTO, O(1) Labs

Martin Minkov

Product Engineer, O(1) Labs

Richie Munro

Community Manager

Crystal Pham

Executive Assistant, Mina Foundation

Chris Pryor

Lead Product Designer, O(1) Labs

Aneesha Raines

Engineering Manager, O(1) Labs

Vanishree Rao

Protocol Researcher, O(1) Labs

Gregg Reynolds

Independent Software Developer

John Robinson

Community Operations Manager, Mina Foundation

Andrea Rodriguez

Social Media & Content Manager, Mina Foundation

Nacera Rodstein

Operations Associate, O(1) Labs

Anna Rose

Zero-Knowledge Validator Co-Founder, Zeroknowledge Podcast Co-Host

Matthew Ryan

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Amit Sahai

Director, Center for Encrypted Functionalities

Ryan Sears

Founder, Cali Dog Security

Bijan Shahrokhi

Head of Product, O(1) Labs

Evan Shapiro

CEO, Mina Foundation

Joseph Spadavecchia

Cryptography Engineer, O(1) Labs

Paul Steckler

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Jiawei Tang

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Emre Tekisalp

Head of Business Development, O(1) Labs

Andrew Trainor

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Kili Wall

Director of Media Relations, Melrose PR

Ben Ward

Head of Business Operations, O(1) Labs