Bitcoin Masterclass

THE MASTERCLASS to understand Bitcoin – you will learn the essential knowledge about Bitcoin & related technologies. We cover cryptography, the structure of transactions and blocks and how they are chained, smart contract language, the Lightning protocol as well as software and toolkits to develop on top of the blockchain and Lightning. You will learn directly from world-renowned specialists such as Lightning protocol co-designer Dr. Christian Decker.

NEXT Bitcoin Masterclass: 12 – 14 February 2025


  • Advanced Knowledge: Deepen your understanding of Bitcoin protocols, including SegWit, Taproot, and Miniscript, guided by top experts.
  • Lightning Network Expertise: Gain insights into the Lightning Network, including its history, functioning, and implementation through hands-on exercises.
  • Technical Proficiency: Master cryptographic techniques such as Schnorr signatures, Bitcoin Script, and blockchain consensus mechanisms.
  • Practical Development Skills: Learn to develop on top of the Bitcoin blockchain and Lightning Network using essential software and toolkits.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry experts and peers, enhancing your professional network and opportunities in the blockchain space.

By completing this course, you will be equipped to tackle complex Bitcoin and blockchain projects, advancing your career in the cryptocurrency industry


  • Course language is English (Lecturers speaks German aswell)
  • Basic understanding of Bitcoin (make sure you know everything covered in our Bitcoin Essentials course)
  • Basic familiarity with the command line
  • A Telegram account for communication and exchange of information during the course
  • Laptop with an Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (native or virtual machine)

Timetable & Infos

  • Morning 09:00 – 12:00
  • Lunch @Ristorante Cucina (included)
  • Afternoon 13:30 – 17:00
At the end of the last day there will be an Apéro in the evening. 
Course language is English 
Teacher also speaks German and French 

Download the detailed programm soon here.


HWZ – Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich

Lagerstrasse 5
8004 Zürich


  • Corporate Price:  CHF 2’950
  • Individual / Startup Price: CHF 1’450
    (Discount possible thanks to our sponsors)
  • Student: CHF 725
  • Pay in CHF or Bitcoin
  • Lunch and drinks included in the price


Christian Decker, Lightning Dev

Christian Decker

Dominik Spicher 21 Lectures

Dominik Spicher

Filip Gospodinov, 21 Analytics

Filip Gospodinov

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