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.

Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

| Leigh Cuen

Cryptocurrency is helping women who've suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while protecting their privacy.

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Expect the SEC to Target More Token Exchanges After EtherDelta

| Leigh Cuen and Nikhilesh De

The SEC's settlement with the founder of EtherDelta is likely the first of many enforcement actions to come against crypto token exchanges.

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

| Leigh Cuen

Silicon Valley cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase has taken an unusual and expensive step to recruit and retain diverse employees.

Binance Signs Up 40,000 Crypto Traders in Its First Week in Uganda

| Leigh Cuen

Unlike its parent company, Binance Uganda handles fiat currency (in partnership with a local mobile payment provider) and requires full customer ID.

Coinbase’s Emilie Choi: $300 Million Raise Was ‘For a Rainy Day’

| Leigh Cuen

Coinbase's $300 million Series E was about a "war chest" for expansion, not necessity, says Emilie Choi, its VP of corporate and business development.

Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger to Expand Support for Stablecoins, Including Tether

| Leigh Cuen

Benjamin Soong, Ledger's newly hired head of Asia-Pacific operations, says tether remains popular in the region despite the token's recent troubles.

Parity to Help Zcash (the Currency) Gain Independence From Zcash (the Startup)

| Leigh Cuen

The Zcash Foundation is partnering with an ethereum startup on a project that could boost interoperability across the crypto ecosystem.

Blockchain’s First Hardware Wallet Will Let You Trade Crypto for Crypto

| Leigh Cuen

Blockchain, one of the oldest software wallet providers, is launching its first hardware wallet with a crypto-to-crypto trading feature.

A Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange That’s Almost Decentralized

| Leigh Cuen

Bisq is launching a bitcoin-based token to pay code contributors and a DAO to manage payouts, all in service of further decentralizing the exchange.

New Stablecoin Tied to Australian Dollar Is Launching on Stellar’s Blockchain

| Leigh Cuen

A new stablecoin launching on the Stellar network is pegged to the Australian dollar and is being pitched for consumer and business use.