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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leigh Cuen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leigh Cuen, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leigh Cuen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leigh Cuen, often where they are interviewed.

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Bitcoin Journalism with Leigh Cuen

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“When I say these things, the reactions I have had in the past that are most comparable, are when I was studying extremist groups.”
— Leigh Cuen

Location: Zoom
Date: Friday 5th June
Project: Coindesk
Role: Journalist

The role of a journalist is to question, educate and inform. A truly free press is a fundamental pillar of a free society, and unbiased and objective reporting is crucial in getting a broad understanding of any industry.

News corporations are now arguably more partisan and divided than ever before, highlighted by how Fox News and CNN have become partisan propaganda outlets. Fox News is pro-Trump and will defend him and his policies almost without exception; alternatively, CNN is pro-democrat and will question almost everything Trump and his administration do. Within Bitcoin, there can be a similar lack of objectivity and willingness to challenge the status quo critically.

The Bitcoin community are often referred to as its immune system, by being aggressive and vocal about anything that seemingly questions the direction or ethos of the network they protect it from coercion and negative outside influences. While this is mostly a useful stance in an industry that has more than its fair share of scammers and questionable projects, this can make the role of journalism within Bitcoin tricky to navigate.

Despite long and firmly held beliefs, Bitcoin evolves, as does the size of the user base and how they use Bitcoin. Journalists must challenge commonly held beliefs, even if these means hard criticism from Bitcoiners.

In this interview, I am joined by Leigh Cuen, a journalist and writer at Coindesk. We discuss the importance of journalism, Bitcoin as a peaceful revolution and the strict narratives that are held by Bitcoiners.

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Jun 09 2020 ·
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Coronavirus, Crypto Press, and Seeking Truth with Leigh Cuen (Coindesk)

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In this episode, Blockstack's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley talks with Leigh Cuen from Coindesk about the ongoing impact of coronavirus, navigating the media world of crypto, what Bitcoin's community might teach us about memes, and how seeking truth and being willing to learn in public lead to positive outcomes.

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Mar 23 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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#135: Leigh Cuen

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Join Marty as he sits down with Leigh Cuen, Senior Reporter at CoinDesk, to discuss:

- Leigh's journey to covering this beat

- Competing narratives in the cryptocurrency world

- Bitcoin v. Ethereum

- How people are using each

- How each project is approaching adoption

- The state of media

- VC funded media incentives

- Independent content creation

- much more

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Feb 19 2020 · 2hr 47mins
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The BlockChannel #67-Leigh Cuen

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Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.

Jan 14 2020 · 32mins
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Episode 67: Inside the Mind of a Crypto Journalist, with Leigh Cuen

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On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty become journalists, for just this one time, as we interview a journalist from the industry who's quickly made a name for herself, Leigh Cuen. Leigh is a reporter from Coindesk and with a colorful past as a journalist with a broad range of focuses. She walks us through her process on how she seeks to provide objective truth and value into her reporting; as well as sharing valuable insights into how you should frame your perspective with crypto media. Sit down and enjoy this one, you'll definitely appreciate the struggles of objective media by the end of it.

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Dec 06 2019 · 32mins
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The Bitcoin Game #61: Journalist Leigh Cuen

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Welcome to episode 61 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In less than two years in the space, Leigh Cuen has become a mainstay in cryptocurrency journalism, as well as a highly elite user of GIFs on Crypto-Twitter. It was interesting to learn more about this prolific writer's background, thoughts about cryptocurrency, and even some basics about the business of journalism.


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Poet takes revolution from Facebook to the world, by Leigh Cuen

A 'new poetry' emerges from Syria's civil war, by Leigh Cuen

How Fintech Plays Into The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, by Leigh Cuen

How Iranian Women Became the Queens of Online Shopping, by Leigh Cuen

Trump Lies About the Status of the Economy, by Leigh Cuen

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The Bitcoin Standard, by Saifedean Ammous

There’s No Crypto Winter in Argentina..., by Leigh Cuen

Bitcoin’s Warrior Queen: Lightning’s Elizabeth Stark..., by Leigh Cuen

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Mastering Bitcoin, by Andreas M. Antonopoulos


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Mar 04 2019 · 49mins
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Episode 129: Crypto journalism with Leigh Cuen

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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.

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Feb 19 2019 · 45mins
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Episode 126: Leigh Cuen Talks Cryptocurrency and the Sex Industry

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Leigh Cuen is a journalist at Coindesk and joins us today to talk about the intersection of cryptocurrency and the sex industry.

Both of these spaces have many misconceptions from people outside of the industries, and Leigh is here to help quash them.  

One of the most important things Leigh points out is that if the service is lawful, using crypto to pay is lawful. Pornography, exotic dancing, escorting, and other adult services are perfectly legal and regulated in many areas, therefore they should not carry a negative connotation, and nor should cryptocurrency simply for being a method of payment.

In fact, cryptocurrency can help the end workers in these industries become more financially independent. Despite being legal, one issue that adult services sometimes face is discrimination from banks and payment processors simply because of a stigma or moral grounds.

Leigh explains the challenges faced by those in the sex industry, and how blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help - all while remaining completely legal and compliant with regulations.

Topics covered:

- Misconceptions surrounding the sex industry and cryptocurrencies.

- The need to reduce stigmas surrounding the sex industry.

- It is lawful to pay with crypto for any lawful service.

- Challenges faced by those in the adult and sex industry.

- How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help sex industry workers with decentralized payments and platforms.


The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

May 24 2018 · 21mins