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We're an inclusive community uniting people around the world with a passion for decentralized blockchain.

Genesis Program

Calling all block producers and snark producers, community leaders and content creators! Join Genesis, meet great people, play an essential role in the network, and earn Mina tokens.

Genesis Founding Members

Get to know some of the Founding Members working to strengthen the protocol and build our community.



Genesis Founding Member

"When I started, I wasn't treated like a noob, but was met with motivation and helping hands. The community is more than welcoming and happy to help anyone from all levels of expertise."

Dallas, Texas

niuniu | Bit Cat

niuniu | Bit Cat

Genesis Founding Member

"Running a Mina node doesn't have a high barrier to entry - you don't need too technical of a background to start and many people can just start in 10 minutes from the docs provided."

Beijing, China

Greg | DeFidog

Greg | DeFidog

Genesis Founding Member

"While Mina's technology is cutting edge, what really makes the project is the people involved, both the O(1) Labs team members and the Mina community."

SF Bay Area



Genesis Founding Member

"I feel that Mina’s testnet is the most accessible compared to other testnets. Every step is explained very well in the docs, which is very important to me as I'm not a technical specialist."




Genesis Founding Member

"My favorite thing about Mina is how it utilizes and builds on zk-SNARKs, which are a fundamental technology that could have a massive impact on the blockchain space and technology in general."

Victoria, Canada

Testnet Leaderboard

Mina rewards community members for contributing to Testnet with Testnet Points, making them stronger applicants for the Genesis Program.

Testnet Points are designed solely to track contributions to the Testnet and are non-transferable. Testnet Points have no cash or monetary value and are not redeemable for any cryptocurrency or digital assets. We may amend or eliminate Testnet Points at any time.

My measure of a project isn't the quality of the tech. It’s the quality of the community. I wouldn't have been able to spin my node up if it weren't for the insanely great members that helped me. And that's something special.”

Jeff Flowers

Testnet Community Member

Grants Program

From front-end sprints and protocol development to community building initiatives and content creation, our Grants Program invites you to help strengthen the network in exchange for Mina tokens.

Types of Grants

Technical Grants

Contribute to engineering projects like web interfaces or to protocol enhancements like stablecoins.

Community Grants

Help with community organizing or create much-needed content to better serve our members.

Submit Your Own

Share an idea for how to improve the Mina network or build the Mina community.

Our Culture

It's hard to quantify, but it's not hard to see: in any community, culture is everything. It's the values that drive us. It's how we see the world and how we show up. Culture is who we are and becomes what we create.

What Unites Us


Above all, we respect each other. That's why we stand for equality and fairness. Why we're committed to decentralization. And why we strive to always be inclusive and accessible.


It's our obsession to understand and solve. Our attraction to big questions and impossible problems. Our love of collaboration and exploration. It's our imagination, at work.


We demand the best of ourselves. Elegant solutions. Symphonic systems. Technical beauty. We're committed to creating tech people can depend on. We enjoy the process and deliver results.


We're all about being there for our community. Empowering people with helpful information. Sharing where we are. Owning our mistakes. And serving our vision with humility.