How It Works


Interested students apply to a program track based on their background and go through a screening round.


Screened students learn how bitcoin works from a curated set of resources and submit a project proposal.


Accepted students contribute to bitcoin open-source projects.

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Students who perform exceptionally well are referred for a career in bitcoin.

Program Tracks

Full Program Timeline

Student Application Period
January 1, 2022 - March 15, 2022

Students can apply to a track of their choice starting from January 1, 2022. Last date to apply is March 15, 2022, but we recommend that interested students apply as early as possible to improve their chances of selection.

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Screening Round
January 1, 2022 - March 15, 2022

Student applicants receive a screening assignment based on their applied track.

Developer Track
Student applicants on a developer track receive a coding assignment to test their coding and algorithmic skills. Applicants with a Codeforces rating of 1600 and above, or applicants having prior experience with GSoC or an equivalent open-source program will be eligible to proceed directly to the next round.

Designer Track
Student applicants on a designer track receive a design assignment to test their design thinking and prototyping skills.

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Proposal Round
January 1, 2022 - March 15, 2022

Students who successfully complete the screening assignment are invited to an exclusive discord server where they are provided with resources to learn about bitcoin, ask questions, and write project proposals based on the project ideas published on the website. All proposals must be submitted by March 15, 2022.

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Proposal Review Period
March 15, 2022 - April 5, 2022

Mentors review and select project proposals.

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Accepted Students Announced
April 5, 2022

Accepted students are notified of their acceptance into Summer of Bitcoin 2022.

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Program Kick-Off and Onboarding
May 9, 2022 - May 23, 2022

Accepted students are paired with their mentors and start planning their projects and milestones. Students go through two weeks of bitcoin or lightning seminars and attend talks on various bitcoin-related topics.

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Project Period
May 23, 2022 - Aug 15, 2022

Students work on their Summer of Bitcoin projects.

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July 4, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Mentors submit mid-term evaluations of their mentees. Passing students receive the first part of their stipend.

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Students Submit Projects
Aug 15, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022

Students submit a final project report including project summaries and link to code submissions or project artifacts.

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Mentors Submit Final Evaluations
Aug 22, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022

Mentors review student code submissions or project artifacts and determine if the students have successfully completed their Summer of Bitcoin 2022 projects.

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Results Announced
Aug 29, 2022

Students are notified of the pass/fail status of their Summer of Bitcoin 2022 projects. Passing students receive the final part of their stipend and a certificate of completion.

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Job Referrals
Post Program Completion

Students who perform exceptionally well during the program are offered opportunities for internship or full-time roles with the most cutting-edge bitcoin companies around the world.

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