Bitcoin Fundamentals

At our Bitcoin Fundamentals course you will learn the essential knowledge about Bitcoin. You will learn what nodes are, how mining works, how public / private key cryptography works, how addresses are built and everything else for a solid understanding of Bitcoin from a technical perspective. This course is the perfect introduction to Bitcoin for developers and technologists. It also provides the necessary knowledge for our Advanced Course.




Day 1

  1. Course Intro
  2. Public Key Cryptography Basics
  3. Common Encoding Formats in Bitcoin
  4. History of Bitcoin
  5. Bitcoin Addresses Basics
  6. Theory and Practice
  7. Transaction Basics

Day 2

  1. HD Wallets and Seed Phrases
  2. Mining Basics
  3. Networking Basics
  4. Consensus Basics
  5. Forks Basics
  6. Wasabi and Bisq
  7. Full Nodes
  8. Q & A / Open Discussion


  • Start 09:00

  • Lunch (included) 12:00

  • Start Afternoon 13:15

  • End 16:30



  • Filip Gospodinov

  • Dominik Spicher


  • Good understanding of technology

  • Familiar with the command line

  • A Telegram account for communication and exchange of information during the course



What you need to bring with you

  • Laptop with a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (native or virtual machine)




Individual / Startup price: CHF 935 (Additional discount for students available)

Corporate price: CHF 2’500 (The discount made possible thanks to our Ecosystem Partners don’t apply)

Lunch is included in the price.




To attend our next course please fill out the form here.




HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich
Lagerstrasse 5
8004 Zürich