Mastering Bitcoin Study Cohort

Mastering Bitcoin Study Cohort, inspired by Andreas Antonopoulos' seminal book on Bitcoin, is your pathway to a profound understanding and appreciation of the world's leading cryptocurrency. Immerse yourself in the intricacies of Bitcoin through our structured program, crafted for comprehensive learning.


    • Mastery of Bitcoin Essentials : Delve into the fundamental chapters of Mastering Bitcoin, gaining a deep understanding of Bitcoin's core principles.
    • Structured Learning : Explore key topics over a 6-week period, covering everything from Bitcoin basics to advanced concepts.
    • Community Connection : Connect with like-minded individuals in engaging discussions and collaborative learning sessions.
    • Certification of Accomplishment : Receive a certificate recognizing your proof-of-work and accomplishment in mastering Bitcoin.

The Deets

Cohort Details


  1. Nothing except passion for Bitcoin


Online virtual classroom


Weekly live sessions, group discussions, and Q&A


Bitcoin Basics, Advanced Concepts, Community Engagement


06 weeks

Cohort Overview

Cohort level: Beginner

The cohort program comprehensively covers essential chapters of "Mastering Bitcoin," providing participants with a solid foundation.

Post-cohort, participants are encouraged to join other cohorts to advance their understanding of Bitcoin.

Meet Your TAs

Raj Maitra

Raj Maitra


Pen-and-paper engineer turned keyboard warrior in multiple rabbit holes. Often known for making a mess. An actual rabbit.




Witchcrafting the gossip between Bitcoin nodes. But Pieter Wuille doesn't know its her cat who writes all the code.

Emil Joshy

Emil Joshy


Joined Bitshala to run Bitcoin Core on his Dive Computer. Didn’t work, but he’ll keep trying.

Anmol Sharma

Anmol Sharma


When he is not talking about Bitcoin,he is busy writing code. But let's be honest, he is usually busy talking about Bitcoin.


What will you learn with this study cohort




Week 01

Introduction and How Bitcoin Works


Week 02

Bitcoin Core, Keys, Addresses


Week 03

Wallets and Transactions


Week 04

Advanced Transactions and Scripting


Week 05

The Bitcoin Network and The Blockchain


Week 06

Mining, Consensus, Bitcoin Security, Blockchain Applications


Study Cohort Structure

The structure of the cohort program is designed for self-study . Each week, participants will be assigned to a group to receive questions related to the scheduled chapters. Participants are expected to study the material, prepare answers to their questions, and actively participate in the weekly group discussion sessions, where they will explain their answers to other participants.

Following the group discussion, Bitshala Teaching Assistants (TAs) will be available for doubt-clearing sessions, providing an opportunity to ask additional questions and clarify any doubts that arose during the study session.

After the group session, participants will be given programming exercises based on the weekly study content. Participants are expected to complete and submit the exercises within the designated timeframe.

Bitcoin Study Cohorts

Bitcoin Study Cohorts

You, with fellow learners collectively explore selected texts over several weeks in a structured self-study format. You gain hands-on experience and in-depth insights into Bitcoin’s technical aspects. And also receive certificates to celebrate your wins!

Bitcoin Talk

Bitcoin Talk

You get to listen to insightful conversations with experienced Bitcoin developers as they share their journeys, provide valuable advice, and offer suggestions for newcomers in the exciting world of Bitcoin development.

Bitcoin Core Review Club

Bitcoin Core Review Club

You get hand-on experience into the inner workings of Bitcoin Core and understand how experienced contributors review PRs. You’ll also develop a deeper understanding of Bitcoin’s design principles while sharpening your adversarial-thinking skills.

Discord Community

Discord Community

Come and become a part of our vibrant community of Bitcoin enthusiasts. Here, you can engage in discussions, challenge ideas, and explore Bitcoin opportunities with like-minded peers passionate about shaping the future of decentralized finance.