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.

In recent years, casino has been increasingly turning to blockchain technology in order to streamline their operations. One of the main advantages of using a blockchain is that it allows for a zero-disclosure environment, which means that all transactions are completely private and cannot be tampered with.

This is a major selling point for many casino operators, as it allows them to offer a more secure and reliable service to their customers. Additionally, blockchains are also much more efficient than traditional databases, which can help to save casinos time and money in the long run.

Some experts believe that zero-disclosure blockchain could revolutionize the gambling industry, making it more efficient and transparent while protecting the privacy of players. However, there are still many challenges to overcome before this technology can be widely adopted. For example, it is important to ensure that all participants in a game have access to the same information before making their bets. Additionally, regulators will need to develop new frameworks for overseeing these types of games.

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.


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.





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.


Mina is an inclusive open source protocol with community members and contributors from around the world.

Samuel Arogbonlo

Infrastructure Engineer

Elizabeth Binks

Software Engineer, Chainsafe Systems

Joseph Bonneau

Assistant Professor, NYU Courant Institute

Robin Bate Boerop

Head of Engineering

Natasha Carter

Communications Lead, Mina Foundation

Lindsay Casale

Senior Director, Marketing & Community

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

Joon Kim

General Counsel, Mina Foundation

Deepthi Kumar

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

Sherry Lin

Director, Digital Marketing, Mina Foundation

Joseandro Luiz

Engineering Manager

Zaki Manian

Principal Co-Founder, Iqlusion

Martin Minkov

Product Engineer, O(1) Labs

Richie Munro

Community Manager, Mina Foundation

Crystal Pham

Community Operations Generalist, Mina Foundation

Steven Platt

Infrastructure Engineer

Anaïs Querol

Junior Cryptography Engineer

Aneesha Raines

Engineering Manager, O(1) Labs

João Santos Reis

OCaml Software Engineer

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

Luz Sajoux

People Operations Generalist

Ryan Sears

Founder, Cali Dog Security

Evan Shapiro

CEO, Mina Foundation

Joseph Spadavecchia

Cryptography Engineer, O(1) Labs

Paul Steckler

Protocol Engineer, O(1) Labs

James Strudwick

Head of Business Development

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

Regina Wong

Developer Relations Engineer

Christine Yip

Head of Community, Mina Foundation

Luke Youngblood

Founder & CEO, Blockscale


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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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