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Mina Launches a Proof of Concept to Enable Anyone to Run a Web Node on a Browser

In keeping with its objective to increase accessibility to the Mina Ecosystem, Mina's joint work with Viable Systems puts the network on the path to be the first to enable anyone to run a Mina web node on a browser.

Mina Ecosystem and ecosystem partner Viable Systems together are releasing a proof of concept demonstrating that Mina is on-track to enable anyone to run a web node on a browser.

Juraj Selep, CEO of boutique blockchain development firm Viable Systems, shared, “We’re very excited to share this proof of concept showing how close we are to releasing the capabilities enabling anyone to run a Mina web node on their browser. This has wide standing implications for the scalability of blockchain-based applications across Web3 and eventually mobile, as lightweight node operation is paramount to achieving those milestones.”

Evan Shapiro, CEO of Mina Foundation and Co-Founder of Mina Protocol expressed, “Decentralization has always been a core value of the Mina Ecosystem. Making participation in the Mina network at a node level so much more accessible increases decentralization and therefore security of the entire ecosystem.”

Kurt Hemecker, COO of the Mina Foundation, articulated, “By ensuring there is no need to trust third party node operators when joining or interacting with Mina, we dramatically enhance security. Additionally, easy integration of zkOracles will help bridge Web2 and Web3 worlds.”

Read more here and see the proof of concept at openmina.com. 

About Mina Protocol

Mina is the world’s lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs to design an entire blockchain that is about 22kb, the size of a couple of tweets. It is the first layer-1 to enable efficient implementation and easy programmability of zero knowledge smart contracts (zkApps). With its unique privacy features and ability to connect to any website, Mina is building a private gateway between the real world and crypto—and the secure, democratic future we all deserve.

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