Plan ₿ Summer School

3 – 16 July 2022 | Lugano, Switzerland

Learn the main business, regulatory and technological implications of blockchain and Bitcoin from world-class experts in an intensive two-week program.

What you will learn

Learn about Bitcoin, Lightning Network, stablecoins and Consensus Mechanism fundamentals from world-class speakers and lecturers.

Learn the key concepts behind smart contracts and solidity through real use cases and applications.
Gain familiarity with AML and compliance procedures, learn how to monitor blockchain transactions and improve your cybersecurity knowledge.
Comprehend the fundamentals of DeFi, Tokenization, DAOs and NFTs.

Pitch competition and award

Students will work individually and in groups on real-life challenges presented by the tutors throughout the course. At the end of the two-week program, the groups will participate in a pitch competition to present the outcome of their work. The best three teams will compete for a prize totalling USDT 9’000 (1st USDT 5’000, 2nd USDT 2’500, 3rd USDT 1’500). A jury comprised of blockchain experts, professors and company representatives will assess and award the teams.
3 – 16 July 2022
Franklin University Switzerland
Course Language
Approx. 60-70 hours 
for the two weeks
50 students
Earn a Certificate upon completion
Pitch competition
Total prize of 9’000 USDT

Speakers and Lecturers

Learn the main business, regulatory and technological implications of blockchain and cryptocurrency from world-class experts.
Adam Back

CEO at Blockstream

Paolo Ardoino

CTO at Tether and Bitfinex

Oleg Mikhalsky

Partner Fulgur Ventures

Jakov Dolic

Founder at Enigma 21

Natalie Brunell (online)

Podcast host, investor, educator and media commentator in the Bitcoin space

Antoni Martin

Co-founder, Polygon ID & Polygon Hermez

Slobodan Lukovic

Senior Research Associate IDSIA, Co-founder

Nikita Masyukov

PhD, Founder of Alber Blanc

Zulfi Moledina

Training Specialist at Chainalysis

Crenguta Leaua

Board Member - Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center

Fernando Pedone

Full Professor at USI and Director of the Computer Systems Institute

Giles Dixon

Head of Licensing at Bitfinex

Edoardo Beretta

Professor at USI and Franklin University Switzerland

Jordi Baylina

Co-founder, Polygon ID & Polygon Hermez

Riccardo Masutti

Cybersecurity and Privacy researcher at Bitfinex

David Suleiman

Assistant Professor of Finance at Franklin University Switzerland

Sascha Wullschleger

Head of Wealth Management BIL (Suisse) Lugano

Michael Kunz

Senior Legal Associate at MME Legal | Tax | Compliance

Pietro Lanza

Banks & Insurances Director, Blockchain Director at IBM

Serge Kaulitz

Automation Lead / Business Analyst Digitalization at Luzerner Kantonalbank

Hansjörg Hettich

Executive Director, MAMA - Multichain Asset Managers Assocation

Dr. Florin Dzeladini

Blockchain Lead & Founding Member @ DeepSquare


Two weeks | 3-16 July


Studying in Lugano

Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland’s third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

The Franklin University​

Franklin University Switzerland is a private, nonprofit and accredited, liberal arts university in Lugano, Switzerland. Founded in 1969, Franklin is one of the oldest American institutions of higher education in Europe and the first to be established in Switzerland. Franklin offers Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees accredited in both the United States and Switzerland.

Entry requirements


Strong interest into blockchain / crypto / DLT technologies and related topics


Currently studying or having just completed your course of studies / Talents looking for a new career path in the crypto sphere


Fluency in English / No specific coding skills are required

Scholarship and application

With the Plan ₿ Summer School being part of Lugano’s Plan ₿ initiative, scholarships are provided for each student with the objective of boosting blockchain education in the area.

Student Rate

CHF 900
  • Includes a 85% discount, scholarship offered by Plan ₿
  • Two-week intensive course at Franklin University Switzerland
  • Includes meals and activities as per the agenda presented
  • Accommodation on campus not included (limited availability) +300 CHF
The notifications of admission will occur within 7 to 10 days from the application submission. A member of the Plan ₿ team will reach out to you. Students are required to bring their own working laptop to follow the lectures and contribute in group work.



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