I’ve written some detailed rundowns of various altcoins over the last few months; most recently I’ve looked at XLMHBARMKRTON , OPT and LINK.

Today I want to look at MINA Protocol (with the ticker MINA). 

To be honest, I haven’t been tracking MINA for a long time, but it’s recent explosive movement made me take notice.

MINA just shot up by over 50% in the past two weeks, hitting a sweet $1.68. That means it is reaching heights not seen since May 2022. Now investors are buzzing about whether it’s about to break that magical $2 mark.

CEO Shake-Up and Swiss Move

This surge in MINA’s value isn’t by chance. Nope, it’s the result of some big moves. On December 19, they appointed Kurt Hemecker as their new CEO. He’s a big deal in FinTech, bringing two decades of business development experience from major players like Diem Association and PayPal. At the same time, they’ve shifted their base to Geneva, Switzerland.

Paima ZK Layer: Gaming Revolution

And there’s more to the story: Another boost for MINA is the Paima ZK layer. It’s a game-changer in blockchain gaming, thanks to a collaboration involving Paima Studios, Mina, ZekoLabs, and Class Lambda. This layer can use Zero-Knowledge proofs in any Layer 1 ecosystem, supporting different codebases. And here’s the kicker: it allows dynamic scaling of on-chain games, like the cool “world select” feature in web2 games. MINA’s becoming a utility superstar!

Facing Resistance at the Top

Now, it’s not all smooth sailing. MINA’s running into a bit of resistance and in the last three or four days the price has dropped back down to $1.11.

The upward trend is intact, but some caution is advised. Short-term signals suggest momentum might be taking a breather, so traders and investors are keeping a close eye.

Collaboration Buzz: Cardano, Arbitrum, and Mina

Here’s a wild card in the mix. Sebastien Guillemot, the brain behind Cardano, dropped a hint about exciting things in 2024. He’s all pumped about working with Arbitrum and even suggested more projects combining Arbitrum with Cardano and Mina Protocol. Guillemot’s Paima Studios has a track record of pushing Layer-2 solutions for Cardano’s gaming, so this collaboration could mean big things.

Who knows what’s next? Keep those crypto eyes peeled!

I buy and trade my MINA at Bitget. They also have some great staking options as well as launchpools.

(I always preach using a Ledger as a crypto wallet, you can read my reasons for this here, and you can go directly to the official Ledger store here.)

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So am I bullish for MINA as an investment? As always this is based on opinion and current factor, both of which could change in time.

Market Cap of $MINA

As of early January 2024, the market cap of MINA is around $1.7 billion, making it one of the top 60 cryptocurrencies by market cap. This indicates that MINA is steadily rising up the charts. The current price of MINA is $1.14 However, it is important to note that the cryptocurrency market is highly volatile, and the value can fluctuate rapidly.

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