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Genesis Program

We're looking for community members to join the Genesis Token Grant Program and form the backbone of Mina's robust decentralized network.

Become a Genesis Member

Up to 1,000 community participants will be selected to help us harden Mina's protocol, strengthen the network and receive a distribution of 66,000 tokens.

How It Works

What Members Do: Pre-Mainnet

Get hands-on experience developing applications with zero knowledge proofs, plus an overview of different types of constructions.

What Members Do: Post-Mainnet

Participate as block producers by continuously staking or delegating their Mina tokens — plus everything they were doing pre-mainnet.

Who is Selected

Highly engaged node operators and community leaders, with new Genesis Members being announced on a rolling basis until we reach a thousand.

What They Get

To ensure decentralization, Mina has allocated 6.6% of the protocol (or 66,000 Mina tokens) to Genesis Founding Members.

Read Terms and Conditions.

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

A Growing Global Community

See where Genesis members are around the world


Genesis Spots Remaining


Active Genesis Members

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.

Our Culture

It's hard to quantify, but it's not hard to see: in any community, culture is everything. Ours is rooted in respect and openness, curiosity and excellence.