The Mina Foundation is distributing more than 2.3 million MINA tokens to community members, as part of Mina’s Prism grants program. In April 2021, community members who had made significant contributions to Mina’s ecosystem, but were yet to receive a token grant, were selected to become Prism Contributing Members (PCM).
Prism token grants acknowledge Mina’s earliest community members, who helped to build the protocol and community alongside the core team. Prism Contributing Members were chosen based on their testnet and community leaderboard performances, and earned points for testing the protocol, creating content, organizing events, building tooling, and making other contributions that helped the project get to where it is today.
The onboarding process for the Prism grants program is now complete and more than 430 eligible PCMs from 36 countries will receive MINA tokens as a thank you for their ecosystem contributions. These tokens will vest on the one (1) year anniversary of the grant date. After vesting, the tokens will not be subject to any restrictions.
The Prism grants program is in addition to Mina’s Genesis Founding Member program and brings Mina’s grant recipient total to more than 1000 community members.
We’d like to congratulate and thank Mina’s PCMs for their contributions to the protocol and community, and we are excited to welcome more grant recipients in the future. For the latest ecosystem news, sign up for Mina’s newsletter and be the first to hear about future opportunities.
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. Mina is stewarded by the Mina Foundation, a public benefit corporation headquartered in the United States.