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How Coinbase is rethinking compensation

Coinbase’s latest changes should inspire us all. They’re going to pay 75th percentile compared to a peer group of big tech companies, removing all negotiation from offers and adopting annual equity grants instead of traditional 4-year grants. “Eliminating negotiations doesn’t […]

on the blockchain

Low FICO users driving crypto growth

I don’t know that there’s much of a conclusion to draw from this. I did crosscheck with the general distribution of credit scores, and this skews to lower than the overall average. “53% of Coinbase users have a FICO score […]

on the blockchain

Coinbase filed S-1 to go public

Noteworthy because of their status as a top crypto company. I’ll be interested to see how closely the market value of Coinbase will fluctuate with the market value of Bitcoin. | learn more

on the blockchain

Crypto-native insurance

This is a great primer on the state of the crypto insurance market, including the problems that need to be solve to really unlock its potential. Written by Fred Ehrsam, who “personally secured the first ever crypto insurance (I believe) […]

tech, startups, internet

Balaji Srinivasan on The Portal podcast

Balaji is a blockchain guy, having most recently worked as CTO of Coinbase. He also was very early (January) with coronavirus analysis. This covers a lot of ground including how public health plays the role of a utility that we’ve […]