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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

Follow along below to install the latest Stable Mina Release 1.2.2 or visit the Github Releases Page to discover and install pre-release (Alpha/Beta) builds.

You can set up the new debian stretch stable respository and install the latest version as follows:

echo "deb [trusted=yes] stretch stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mina.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y curl unzip mina-devnet=1.2.2-feee67c

Check that daemon installed correctly by running mina version. The output should read Commit feee67cc2836bf12e792510a2440f28a0275740e on branch master.

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 --peer-list-url


When running your daemon using Docker, first create a directory on the host machine to mount as a volume:

cd ~
mkdir ~/.mina-config

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

docker run --name mina -d \
-p 8302:8302 \
--restart=always \
--mount "type=bind,source=`pwd`/.mina-config,dst=/root/.mina-config" \
minaprotocol/mina-daemon:1.2.2-feee67c-devnet \
daemon \

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.