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.

IRS Confirms It Trained Staff to Find Crypto Wallets

| Anna Baydakova

The IRS may subpoena tech firms like Apple, Google and Microsoft in search of taxpayers’ unreported crypto holdings. 

Facebook Is Seeking an Economics Researcher for Its Calibra Wallet

| Anna Baydakova

Facebook is continuing to grow the team for its Libra cryptocurrency project with the hiring of a new economics researcher.

Fidelity Digital Assets Is Hiring 10 More Blockchain and Trading Experts

| Anna Baydakova

The crypto-focused branch of the major asset manager is looking to grow its team with the addition of 10 new roles across blockchain and trading.

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High-Frequency Trading Is Newest Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race

| Anna Baydakova

Crypto exchanges including Huobi, ErisX and Gemini are rolling out the red carpet for high-frequency traders.

Electrum Wallet Is Adding Support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Anna Baydakova and Daniel Palmer

The popular wallet service Electrum is soon to add official support for bitcoin's lightning network, its founder has told CoinDesk.

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‘Disappointed’ by Central Bank Blockchain, Russia’s Largest Bank Eyes Alternatives

| Anna Baydakova

Enterprise blockchain project Masterchain is falling short of expectations – and Russia's largest bank is looking for other options.

Russia Won’t Ban Facebook’s Libra Currency, Deputy Finance Minister Says

| Anna Baydakova

The Russian Ministry of Finance will not issue special regulations for Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency, an official said.

Facebook Seeks Wallet Engineers as Blockchain Job Openings Top 30

| Anna Baydakova

Facebook is looking to hire more than 30 blockchain professionals, including six engineers for the Calibra crypto wallet.

Chainalysis Hires FinCEN Vet to Tackle Crypto’s New ‘Travel Rule’ Challenge

| Anna Baydakova

Chainalysis has hired a FinCEN official to help crypto firms comply with tough new FATF data-sharing requirements.

Facebook Seeking Crypto Wallet Data Engineer, Regulatory Policy Expert

| Anna Baydakova

Facebook is seeking a data professional to work on its crypto wallet Calibra, as well as a policy specialist to help with regulatory hurdles.