Blockchain Advocates Storm Governors’ Mansions and Retain House Seats in US Midterm Elections

Every four years in November, about halfway into each presidential term, voters in the US head to the polls to fill 36 state governor seats, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and about one-third of the 100 US Senate offices. Widely considered a referendum on a sitting president, midterm elections often produce power shifts in Congress, especially if the head of the executive and his party are not particularly impressive early in the term. This time, Democrats were full of hopes to summon a ‘Blue Wave’ and…

Coinbase Offers $5k Egg-Freezing Benefit in Bid to Retain Talent

Silicon Valley cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase has taken an unusual and expensive step to recruit and retain diverse employees. Since the summer, Coinbase has quietly offered to cover up to $5,000 a year for treatments like egg-freezing through the fertility benefits startup Carrot. This employee perk, which helps women conceive children later in life, is provided in addition to Coinbase’s health insurance options. One Coinbase employee, who preferred to stay anonymous, told CoinDesk: “It’s definitely a luxury, which is why I feel fortunate that Coinbase and Carrot help make family planning more simple…