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.

‘Hard Core Fund’ Collects 50 BTC to Support Bitcoin Developers

| Leigh Cuen

This bitcoin evangelist is bridging the gap between the Asian mining industry and global open source developers.

Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships

| Leigh Cuen

Philosophical disagreements with crypto experts have slowed the development of Facebook's GlobalCoin, sources say.

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A Protocol for Issuing Tokens Launches on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Leigh Cuen

The first protocol for issuing tokens via bitcoin’s lightning network is aimed to rival ethereum's ERC-20. But that's a tall order.

Marketing Chief Amanda Gutterman Is Latest Exec to Leave ConsenSys

| Leigh Cuen

CMO Amanda Gutterman is the third executive departure from ConsenSys since early May.

Bitcoin Startup Bitrefill Raises $2 Million Funding for Global Expansion

| Leigh Cuen

The lightning-centric bitcoin startup plans to use this funding to expand services to almost every country in the world by 2020.

‘It Feels Like Family’: Bitcoiners Gather for Security Conference in Amsterdam

| Leigh Cuen

For Breaking Bitcoin 2019, technologists gathered in Amsterdam to explore the future of bitcoin.

Samourai, Nodl to Launch Bitcoin Lightning Node With Mixing Features

| Leigh Cuen

A new hardware partnership is helping the team behind Samourai Wallet extend their obsession with privacy to the world of bitcoin nodes.

NEO Releases Detailed Financials Ahead of Cryptocurrency Relaunch

| Leigh Cuen

Many of the companies associated with NEO have proven to be a lucrative boon for token cofounders Erik Zhang and Da Hongfei.

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot

| Leigh Cuen and Wolfie Zhao

Polkadot’s bid for unicorn status has hit a snag, with three Chinese funds buying into the token sale at valuations below $1 billion.

Encrypted Email Service Launches on Blockstack With Bitcoin Features

| Leigh Cuen

An Egyptian web firm is building Dmail on Blockstack to bring bitcoin-friendly privacy tech to the Middle East.