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Mina Overview

Connect to Devnet

In this section, we'll connect to the Devnet network. Devnet is a network dedicated for developers building on top of the Mina protocol. It is designed for testing and experimentation of developers and holds no real value. Users can reach out on Discord if they would like to request a prefunded account.

Only use the Devnet network if you are a developer and building on top of the Mina protocol. If you are interested in running a node, please connect to Mainnet RC instead.

Update your software

Connecting to Devnet requires a specific build of the Mina client as well as a specific version of a peers list. Using the Devnet build and peers list does not work for Zenith.

Follow the instructions below for your operating system below.

Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 9

First remove any previously installed version of the daemon to prevent any errors when upgrading to the latest version. Then you can install the latest version as follows:

sudo apt-get remove -y mina-testnet-postake-medium-curves
echo "deb [trusted=yes] release main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mina.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y curl unzip mina-testnet-postake-medium-curves=1.0.5-68200c7

Check that daemon installed correctly by running mina version. The output should read Commit [DIRTY]68200c7b409e105d174f079c5c39f7926819784b on branch HEAD.

Start up a node


You can find the current status of the network and related services here:

Testnet Status: Unknown

Run the following commands to start up a Mina node instance and connect to the Devnet network:

mina daemon -generate-genesis-proof true --peer-list-url


When running your daemon using Docker, first ensure that your private key has the correct permissions.

cd ~
chmod 700 ~/keys
chmod 600 ~/keys/my-wallet
mkdir ~/.mina-config

Now simply run the image with your keys and ~/.mina-config mounted:

docker run --name mina -d \
-p 8302:8302 \
--restart=always \
--mount "type=bind,source=`pwd`/keys,dst=/keys,readonly" \
--mount "type=bind,source=`pwd`/.mina-config,dst=/root/.mina-config" \
minaprotocol/mina-daemon-baked:1.0.5-68200c7 \
daemon \
--block-producer-key /keys/my-wallet \
--insecure-rest-server \
--file-log-level Debug \
--log-level Info \

Run docker logs -f mina to follow the logs, and if it crashes save the log output to a file with docker logs mina > mina-log.txt.

Run docker exec -it mina mina client status to monitor connectivity to the network.