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 directly participating in a blockchain 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 Mina was created.

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 zero knowledge technology.

The project has come a long way since 2017. Mina is now stewarded by the Mina Foundation, growing its community and ecosystem worldwide. Several testnets have been conducted, and the network has launched successfully on mainnet as of March 2021. Here, developers build powerful zkApps, or decentralized apps based on zero knowledge, so their users can take advantage of dapps without compromising their privacy or security.

While there are still many challenges, Mina is the first project leveraging recursive zero knowledge proofs to enable the world’s lightest, most accessible blockchain.

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

Mina Protocol Backer, O(1) Labs Investor


Secured by Participants

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

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Featured Contributors

Mina is growing and improving due to the hard work and contributions by ecosystem partners. Here are some of the teams that are part of Mina’s ecosystem.

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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

Crypto Engineering Lead, Twitter and Core Developer, Tendermint

Joon Kim

General Counsel, Mina Foundation

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

Creative Director, Mina Foundation

Raneem Hamad

Account Executive, Melrose PR

Kurt Hemecker

COO, Mina Foundation

Nathan Holland

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Aidan Hyman

CEO & Founder, Chainsafe Systems

Erica Kang

Founder, Krypto Seoul

Claire Kart

VP of Marketing & Community, Mina Foundation

Brandon Kase

Head of Product Engineering, O(1) Labs

Akis Kattis

Phd Student, NYU Courant Institute

Deepthi Kumar

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Sherry Lin

Director, Digital Marketing, Mina Foundation

Tina Liu

Asia Marketing Lead, Mina Foundation

Gillian Lu

Compliance Officer, Mina Foundation

Zaki Manian

Principal Co-Founder, Iqlusion

Brian McKenna

Head of Product, Mina Foundation

Izaak Meckler

CTO, O(1) Labs

Martin Minkov

Product Engineer, O(1) Labs

Richie Munro

Community Manager, Mina Foundation

Crystal Pham

Executive Assistant, Mina Foundation

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

Joseph Spadavecchia

Cryptography Engineer, O(1) Labs

Paul Steckler

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Jiawei Tang

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Emre Tekisalp

Interim CEO, 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

Kelley Weaver

CEO and Founder, Melrose PR

Leila Wolf

Account Executive, Melrose PR

Christine Yip

Head of Community, Mina Foundation

Luke Youngblood

Founder & CEO, Blockscale

Genesis Members

Meet the node operators, developers, and community builders making Mina happen.


Backers

Supporting the Mina Protocol

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Alan Howard
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Andrew Keys
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Brevan Howard
Charlie Noyes
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Ed Roman
Elad Gil
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Fred Ehrsam
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Jack Herrick
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Mina Milestones and the Road Ahead

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished with our community so far — and look forward to tackling challenges and building more with a whole new generation of participants.


Incentive Structure

From its protocol architecture and roles framework to its incentive structure and monetary policy, Mina is designed to maximize network scalability and security.

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