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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Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price

| Leigh Cuen

Coinbase has acquired blockchain analytics startup Neutrino as part of a push to offer more diverse crypto assets.

‘Make Bitcoin Fun Again’: New Lightning App Lets You Buy Pizza With BTC

| Leigh Cuen

Using the Lightning Network, more than 150 people bought Domino's pizza with bitcoin this week.

Blockchain Startups Are Modernizing Iran’s Financial Infrastructure

| Leigh Cuen

Sources in Iran say the country's financial sector is taking clear steps toward a state-backed token economy.

Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin’s Lightning Is Coming to Cash App

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning Network projects are booming, thanks in part to the buzz surrounding bitcoin bull Jack Dorsey.

Ripple Offered Multimillion-Dollar XRP Bonuses to Lure Top Tech Talent

| Leigh Cuen

Ripple may be offering XRP bonuses worth up to $6 million in a bid to attract engineering talent.

TCR Party: The #CryptoTwitter Popularity Contest Everyone’s Talking About

| Leigh Cuen

ConsenSys is experimenting with token models to see what could work for enterprise consulting clients.

Blockchain Analysis Links Hamas Fundraising to Coinbase Bitcoin Account

| Leigh Cuen

Hamas is soliciting bitcoin donations for its military operations, but so far has only garnered a few thousand dollars.

Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie

| Leigh Cuen

Lingerie purchasing as a bitcoin use case is much less far-fetched than you might imagine.

Why Google Data Scientists Are Interested in Ethereum Classic

| Leigh Cuen

Google just added BigQuery support for Ethereum Classic because startups are investing in use cases.

Winklevoss Exchange Gemini Shuts Down Accounts Over Stablecoin Redemptions

| Leigh Cuen

OTC traders tell CoinDesk that crypto exchange Gemini is limiting access to redemptions of its GUSD stablecoin.