Mina uses a provably-secure proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol for succinct blockchains called Ouroboros Samasika. This is a modification of the peer-reviewed PoS consensus protocol first used in the Cardano blockchain. Mina’s modified Ouroboros proof-of-stake protocol maximizes inclusivity in consensus. On Mina, all participants act as full nodes and anyone can take part in consensus and secure the blockchain.
Blockdaemon is the Total Node Management Solution
Blockdaemon guarantees peace of mind, as you never have to worry about maintaining or upgrading your nodes ever again — we look after all of that for you. Our finger is constantly on the pulse of each blockchain we support to ensure all of our nodes remain perfectly healthy. Our extensive experience across protocols lets us expertly monitor, repair and replace nodes where protocol level errors may occur. For any protocol updates needed, we look after these in advance so you never see any disruption in service.
Enterprise Level Security
Security is our top priority here at Blockdaemon. All nodes purchased through us are 100% customer dedicated. This means your node is yours exclusively. You’ll enjoy a dedicated node which has a unique address, its own unique connection and authentication key. Furthermore, these are never reused. We ensure your node is not open and exposed to anyone on the internet. Any nodes you’d like to add on additionally can be done so quickly and easily as well!
A Trusted Partner
Blockdaemon is by your side on your blockchain journey. We are the only infrastructure platform for blockchain nodes which offer multi-cloud and multi-geographical support, with just a few clicks. Want custom configurations and branded experiences? No problem, we provide a unified, whole-org, collaborative rollout to manage a complete network. Whatever your needs, we will work closely with you to deliver the solution you need.
Mina is a light, small-sized blockchain. This is in contrast to the larger Proof of Work blockchains which weigh-in at gigabytes and beyond. This means with Mina, anyone can connect peer-to-peer and quickly sync and verify the chain. Built on a consistent-sized cryptographic proof, the blockchain will stay accessible—even as it scales.
Mina’s SNARK-powered decentralized apps (Snapps) keep users in control by validating and sharing proofs about their data — rather than the data itself. Even to counterparties. With logic and data computed off-chain and verified on-chain, Snapps make scalability simple and large computations efficient and cost-effective.
Mina’s Snapps can privately interact with any website and access verified real world data for use on-chain. So developers can leverage the world’s information in computing and decision-making to change the way we live and work — without ever compromising privacy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mina dramatically reduces the amount of data each user needs to download. Instead of verifying the entire chain from the beginning of time, participants fully verify the network and transactions using recursive zero knowledge proofs (or zk-SNARKs). Nodes can then store the small proof, as opposed to the entire chain. And because it’s a consistent size, Mina stays accessible — even as it scales to many users and accumulates years of transaction data.
They capture the state of the entire blockchain as a lightweight snapshot and send that around — instead of the chain itself. When the next block in the network is created, it takes a snapshot of itself — with the snapshot of the previous state of the blockchain as the background. That new snapshot will in turn be used as the backdrop for the next block, and so on and so on. Rather amazingly, while it can contain proof of an infinite amount of information, the snapshot always remains the same size.
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