Base58 is the world’s best bitcoin education company.

Our 6-week developer-oriented bitcoin transactions class will take you from zero to blockchain hero.

Get to know Bitcoin

Base58’s flagship Bitcoin Transactions class is a 6-week remote live-instruction course that gives you an in-depth intro to the bitcoin protocol.  Our class will get you comfortable with the bitcoin-cli and command line interfaces. No prior experience required, but some understanding of bytes and encodings will be extremely helpful.

Classes meet Monday + Thursday nights for one and a half hours. Check our Upcoming Classes to find our next available class cycle.

1: Intro to bitcoin transactions

2: Intro to Script

3: Enter SegWit

4: Public/Private keys; intro to elliptic curves

5: Signing transactions

6: Multisig + PSBTs

Upcoming Classes & Pricing

Our next bitcoin transactions protocol class starts February 14, 2021 and runs for 6 weeks. We meet every Monday and Thursday from 7-8:30p CST.

Cost is $2,400* for six weeks of live instruction. Class size limited to 10 people.

*15% off if you pay with bitcoin 🤝

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Meet the Team


@niftynei is a world-renowned bitcoin and lightning expert. A lightning protocol developer at Blockstream for c-lightning by day, she leads Base58 bitcoin protocol classes at night.

nifty is currently working on a book about transacting with bitcoin for No Starch Press, slated to be released in late 2022.


@stakamoto21 is the brains and coordinating muscle behind Base58. He keeps the classes running on-time, fronts student outreach, and is a one-man bizops force of nature.

A longtime bitcoiner and serial entrepreneur, stakamoto brings deep community connections and bitcoin fire to Base58.