Curriculum

Fundamentals of Bitcoin & Crypto

3 weeks

3-10 hours a week

1 project a week

6 Live Workshops Taught by Pomp. Over 55 Events in Total.

01

Today's Financial Markets & The Rise of Bitcoin

What is money? Today's financial markets. Early days of bitcoin.

Optional events

  • Discussion group - "Welcome to the Program" Logistics Q&A
  • Post-Workshop Discussion Group
  • Deep Dive - Layer 2 & 3 and the Alt-coin Ecosystem
  • Deep Dive - Bitcoin Technicals: How Bitcoin Solves for Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash
  • Deep Dive - Bitcoin Basics & Blockchain Fundamentals
  • Deep Dive - The Crypto Company Universe
  • Discussion Group - Bitcoin Rarity

02

Bitcoin Adoption & Technical Basics

Bitcoin adoption & use cases. Common misconceptions. How to buy, sell, & store your bitcoin. The Lightning Network.

Optional events

  • Post-Workshop Discussion Group
  • Deep Dive - Proof-of-Work (PoW) vs. Proof-of-Stake (PoS)
  • Deep Dive - Branding for a Brave New World
  • Deep Dive - A Non-technical Overview of the Lightning Network
  • Social Event
  • Social Event
  • Deep Dive - Bitcoin Technicals: Transactions and the UTXO Model
  • Discussion Group - Assignment #1 Clinic
  • Deep Dive - Ways to Think About Valuing Bitcoin w/ Special Guest
  • Deep Dive - Resume & Cover Letter Day! 
  • Deep Dive - Crypto Storage & Custody

03

The Decentralized World

Smart contracts. Decentralized finance. Regulations. Stable coins & CBDCs.

Optional events

  • Post-Workshop Discussion Group
  • Deep Dive - Smart Contracts & NFTs
  • Deep Dive - Bitcoin Technicals: Public Key Cryptography & Wallets
  • Deep Dive - Crypto & the Creator Economy
  • Deep Dive - Story Spine & the Interview Process
  • Deep Dive - Converting "No-Coiners"

04

Crypto Experiments

Web3, DApps, DAOs, ICOs, NFTS and social tokens.

Optional events

  • Post-Workshop Discussion Group
  • Deep Dive - Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) 
  • Discussion Group - Career Office Hours
  • Social Event
  • Social Event
  • Deep Dive - Bitcoin Technicals Wrap-Up
  • Discussion Group - Assignment #2 Clinic
  • Discussion Group - Quadriga Embezzlement & Self-Custody w/ Special Guest

05

Broader Implications of Bitcoin & Crypto

Institutional involvement, privacy, civil liberties, and nation-state adoption.

Optional events

  • Post-Workshop Discussion Group
  • Deep Dive - Permaweb & IPFS
  • Deep Dive - Lightning Network Technicals
  • Deep Dive - The Meme is the Message
  • Discussion Group - Bitcoin for Daily Use & Bitcoin as a Unit of Account

06

Career Day

Top companies will present on their mission, company culture, open roles, and best practices for interviewing.

Optional events

  • Social Event
  • "Family Reunion" Social Event