Anna Baydakova

Anna writes about blockchain projects and regulation with a special focus on Eastern Europe and Russia. She joined CoinDesk after years of writing for various Russian media, including the leading political outlet Novaya Gazeta. Anna owns a fraction of ETH.

Beyond KYC: Regulators Set to Adopt Tough New Rules for Crypto Exchanges

| Anna Baydakova, Marc Hochstein and Nikhilesh De

Exchanges will likely have to collect information about their clients' crypto transactions under new global standards expected in June.

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Bahamas Securities Regulator Proposes Rules for Token Sales

| Anna Baydakova

The Securities Commission of the Bahamas is pushing for a new token framework to draw blockchain businesses to the island nation.

Ripio Is Launching a Crypto Exchange for 3 Latin American Nations

| Anna Baydakova

Ripio, a startup working to boost crypto adoption in Argentina, is widening its scope with a new exchange serving Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.

SEC’s Crypto Czar Says Exchanges That List IEOs May Face Legal Risks

| Anna Baydakova and Marc Hochstein

Certain initial exchange offerings (IEOs) may be breaking U.S. securities laws, an SEC official said.

Securitize Open-Sources Its Protocol, Partners With tZERO Token Exchange

| Anna Baydakova

Securitize has partnered with Overstock subsidiary tZERO as it open-sources the code behind its in-house protocol.

CoinGecko Unveils Exchange ‘Trust Score’ to Fight Fake Volume Data

| Anna Baydakova

Crypto market data aggregator CoinGecko has a unveiled a new "trust score" for its system of ranking exchanges.

Boston Fed Announces Plans To Design a Blockchain ‘Supervisory Node’

| Anna Baydakova

The Boston Federal Reserve is close to launching their own private supervisory node.

Hong Kong Fund’s Projected $400 Million Overstock Investment Ends With $5 Million Close

| Anna Baydakova

GSR Capital has closed on its investment in Overstock.com's tZERO, security token platform, after months of delays.

BitGo Hires Former Wall Street Forex Trading Exec

| Anna Baydakova

Crypto custody provider BitGo has hired Nick Carmi, former head of forex trading at a number of Wall Street banks.

Bitstamp Hires Ex-Coinbase Trading Head to Court Wall Street Money

| Anna Baydakova

Europe-based crypto exchange Bitstamp has hired former Coinbase trading head and Wall Street veteran Hunter Merghart to lead its U.S. operations.