“Pied Piper”- a new cartoon that illustrates the pull of the current crypto and blockchain industry to draw in talent and capital. Based on a search of job board Indeed, there are 900 openings in the San Francisco Bay Area for positions in crypto and blockchain. According to ZipRecruiter, the average blockchain developer salary in the U.S. is $154,550 annually. CBInsights reports that the global value of venture investments in the industry surged from $3.1 billion in 2020 to $21.3 billion through Nov. 30—a more than sixfold increase. This industry has shown it grows through periods of exuberant growth that pull in talent/capital, large pull-backs followed by new highs. Have we reached the point where the industry is maturing to less erratic gyrations or are we at the top of another bubble? #crypto, #blockchain, #startuplife