Leigh Cuen

Leigh Cuen is a tech reporter covering blockchain technology for publications such as Newsweek Japan, International Business Times and Racked. Her work has also been published by Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English, The Jerusalem Post, Mic, and Salon. Leigh does not hold value in any digital currency projects or startups. Her small cryptocurrency holdings are worth less than a pair of leather boots.

Zcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

| Leigh Cuen

The theme of Devcon 5 was clear: For smaller assets like zcash, all roads lead to ethereum.

Devcon Shows Ethereum’s ‘World Computer’ Is a Movement, Not a Product

| Leigh Cuen

Finding the narrative at ethereum's premier event.

‘Scam’ or Iteration? At Devcon, Ethereum Diehards Still Believe in 2.0

| Leigh Cuen

Ethereum is facing a major transition with a bevy of unanswered questions. Why is the Devcon crowd unfazed?

State-Owned French Bank Joins Bitcoin Startup’s $8 Million Series A

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning-focused bitcoin startup ACINQ added an interesting investor to its cap table: Bpifrance, a state-owned bank that just made its first crypto…

Polychain and a Chinese Bank Are Betting Millions on This Token Sale

| Leigh Cuen

Investing in a token offering for the Nervos Network could help China Merchants Bank International tap into the DeFi ecosystem.

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‘Gold-Backed’ Crypto Token’s Promoter Investigated by Florida Regulators

| Leigh Cuen

Karatbars, issuer of a purportedly gold-backed crypto token, is under investigation by Florida regulators over links to a Miami “crypto bank.”

Binance and Polychain Are Funding a Crypto-Friendly Bank in Malta

| Leigh Cuen

Paula Pandolfino is raising more than $10 million to launch a crypto-centric bank in Malta in 2020.

This Crypto-Savvy Bank Is Building Bandwidth for Bitcoin Retail Payments

| Leigh Cuen

The German bank is set to help European retailers accept bitcoin payments in early 2020.

Iranian Bitcoiners Risk Fines, Jail Time as Government Regulates Mining

| Leigh Cuen

As mining regulations loom, Iranian bitcoiners are stuck in compliance purgatory – facing fines and even jail.

Lightning Sucks, But It Could Help Build a Bitcoin Economy

| Leigh Cuen

At least a dozen startups are now betting on the profitability of bitcoin birthing a "Lightning Economy." Is it too soon?