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.

Ford, LG to Pilot IBM Blockchain in Fight Against Child Labor

| Anna Baydakova

A new blockchain project will track cobalt from a mine in Africa to a Ford Motor plant in the U.S.

Huobi Exchange Hires Compliance Chief From Global Bank State Street

| Anna Baydakova

Elaine Sun Ye Lin, former head of compliance for the Chinese branch of global bank State Street, has joined Huobi as compliance director.

Former NASDAQ Exec Joins Blockchain Startup Concordium

| Anna Baydakova

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, who retired the last fall as Vice Chairman of NASDAQ Europe, has joined the advisory board of Concordium Foundation, the…

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Coinfloor to Relaunch Crypto Derivatives Exchange With Stablecoin Futures

| Anna Baydakova

CoinfloorEX, a bitcoin futures market, has been spun off from its parent company and will relaunch next month with a stablecoin futures product.

Overstock Makes Key Executive Change at Blockchain Subsidiaries

| Anna Baydakova

Medici Ventures, the blockchain investment arm of Overstock, is reassigning a top executive to focus on revenue generation at its most prominent…

Coinbase Exec Leaves Crypto Exchange for Stablecoin Issuer

| Anna Baydakova

Vaishali Mehta, a senior compliance manager at Coinbase from November 2017 to November 2018, has joined TrustToken as head of compliance.

Novogratz Buys Another 2.7% of His Galaxy Digital Crypto Fund for $5 Million

| Anna Baydakova

Michael Novogratz has increased his stake in Galaxy Digital Holdings, Ltd. to nearly 80 percent.

Wyoming County Moves to Put Land Records on Blockchain

| Anna Baydakova

Medici Land Governance, a subsidiary of Overstock, signed a memorandum of understanding with Teton County, Wyoming, to digitize property titles.

Overstock’s Medici Acquires Digital Tokens Representing Startup Equity Shares

| Anna Baydakova

Overstock's Medici Ventures has successfully transferred 3.6 million tokenized shares from Chainstone Labs using Ravencoin's blockchain.

Amazon Plays Its Own Game With Enterprise Blockchain

| Anna Baydakova

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, is having its proverbial blockchain cake and eating it, too.