With the world’s lightest blockchain, running a node is easier than ever. Here you’ll find everything you need to get up and running.
Mina is secured by proof-of-stake consensus. Unlike other legacy protocols, any participant can validate transactions like a full node — making decentralization possible. And here, node operators can play two roles: they can produce blocks, and/or they can produce SNARKs.
Similar to miners or stakers in other protocols, block producers can be selected to produce a block and earn block rewards, coinbase, transaction fees and network fees. Block producers can also be SNARK producers and generate their own proofs.Block Producer Documentation
SNARK producers help compress data in the network by generating SNARK proofs of transactions. They then sell those SNARK proofs to block producers on the Snarketplace in return for a portion of the block rewards.SNARK Producer Documentation
Check the systems requirements and install Mina. The Mina package is around 100MB — which is smaller than most, but still takes some time.
Configure your network and use the provided seed nodes to connect to the live peer-to-peer Mina network.
Create a new account. Request Mina tokens from the faucet. Then send funds to Mina’s echo service, and you’re done!
Understand Mina’s monetary policy and how your participation as a Mina node operator helps to bolster the network.Economics Whitepaper