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.

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Bolt Labs Raises $1.5 Million Seed Round to Boost Lightning Privacy

| Leigh Cuen

With $1.5 million in seed funding secured, Bolt Labs wants to bring privacy features to the lightning network and other blockchain solutions.

Why Coinbase’s Move Into Proof-of-Stake Matters

| Leigh Cuen

Exchanges like Coinbase are stepping into the market for proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies, but will they boost engagement or centralize power?

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ConsenSys Is Seeking $200 Million in New Funding: Report

| Leigh Cuen

Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin is seeking external investment in his Brooklyn-based conglomerate.

‘Satoshi’s Treasure’ Is a Global Puzzle With a $1 Million Bitcoin Prize

| Leigh Cuen

This treasure hunt is like a bitcoin version of "Ready Player One," with the first clues released via Blockstream's satellite.

‘Crypto Stripe’ Flexa Raises $14 Million So You Can Buy Coffee With Bitcoin

| Leigh Cuen

Payments startup Flexa is using funds from a private token sale to make shopping with bitcoin at brick-and-mortar stores a reality.

Binance Partners With CipherTrace in Latest Compliance Push

| Leigh Cuen

Binance is partnering with the blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace to beef up its anti-money laundering procedures.

Sparkswap Raises $3.5 Million From Initialized, Pantera for Lightning-Powered DEX

| Leigh Cuen

Pantera-backed Sparkswap has launched to offer pro traders litecoin-to-bitcoin atomic swaps using the lightning network.

Tron Dapps Saw $1.6 Billion in Volume in Q1 2019, Driven By Gambling

| Leigh Cuen

From digital dog racing to a "farm investment game," Tron is finding product-market fit crypto with gambling dapps.

Former Obama Tech Officer Raises $3.7 Million for Blockchain SaaS Startup

| Leigh Cuen

Led by former Obama White House Deputy CTO Ed Felten, Offchain Labs is the latest startup vying for enterprise clients.

A Small Bank in Germany Is Now Nearly 30% Owned by Crypto Companies

| Leigh Cuen

The blockchain startup Nimiq has just joined the ranks of WEG Bank AG shareholders like TokenPay and the Litecoin Foundation.