Lack of available talent amid boom of interest in blockchain

Recent interest in blockchain has led to an explosion of blockchain vacancies. But this boom can make it difficult to attract qualified talent. This problem is only exacerbated by the fact that many companies seeking talent with blockchain capabilities are startups with uncertain futures. In order to attract qualified talent, many are going beyond competitive salaries by also offering bonuses and other perks such as fitness club memberships and the opportunity to work from a foreign office. As the number of blockchain vacancies continues to grow (as it no doubt will over the next several years), a relative stabilization to the blockchain talent market should start to gradually emerge as the labor market adapts to the newly available positions and qualified talent becomes (at least somewhat) more plentiful.