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.

This Brazilian Bank Is Using Ethereum to Issue a Stablecoin

| Leigh Cuen

The Brazilian National Social Development Bank is to pilot a stablecoin based on ethereum to combat corruption.

Sephora Shoppers Are Getting Their First Bitcoin Using Crypto Startup Lolli

| Leigh Cuen

Sephora has joined the list of retailers at which shoppers can earn bitcoin rewards via the Lolli app.

SeedCX Exchange Is Barring Employees from Crypto Trading

| Leigh Cuen

Seed CX has one of the crypto industry’s strictest policies on employee trading. In a word: Don’t.

Binance Is Expanding Its Crypto Incubator to 5 New Cities

| Leigh Cuen

One goal of the incubator is to foster projects that could get their tokens listed on Binance's exchange.

Blockstack Won’t Need to Sell Bitcoin or Ether to Survive Crypto Winter

| Leigh Cuen

Blockstack limited its access to funds raised last year, so it couldn't spend faster than it gained traction. Now that's paying off.

Not Everyone Wants a Bitcoin ETF

| Leigh Cuen

Despite the hype, some experts believe a bitcoin ETF wouldn't have much long-term impact on the broader market.

Crypto Unicorn Coinbase Is Planning a Year-Long Identity Experiment

| Leigh Cuen

The crypto unicorn is currently exploring decentralized-identity solutions, an effort that's playing out against a broader push to give users more…

Aion Token Project Estimates 18-Month Runway After Bitcoin and Ether Sales

| Leigh Cuen

The Aion Foundation has sold off half of the bitcoin and ether raised in an October 2017 token sale, says its CEO.

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

| Leigh Cuen

An Iranian bitcoin trader added to the U.S. Treasury's OFAC sanctions list last week claims he’s been wrongfully blacklisted.

How Silvergate Became the Leading Bank for Crypto Startups

| Leigh Cuen

Silvergate Bank CEO Alan Lane shared his approach to serving the cryptocurrency industry with bankers at the Block FS conference.