Beginner Course

At our beginner 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. Bitcoin History
  4. Common Encoding Formats in Bitcoin
  5. Bitcoin Addresses Basics
  6. Practice

Day 2

  1. Transactions Basics
  2. HD Wallets and Seed Phrases
  3. Mining Basics
  4. Consensus Basics
  5. Forks Basics



  • Henrik Jonsson

  • James Chiang


  • Good understanding of technology

  • Familiar with the command line



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)




To apply for our next class please fill out the form here.




HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich
Lagerstrasse 5
8004 Zürich