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.

Despite Denials, Tron Founder Confirms Investment in Poloniex Crypto Exchange

| Anna Baydakova and David Pan

Despite an earlier denial, Justin Sun is part of an investment group buying troubled crypto exchange Poloniex.

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Tunisia’s Central Bank Denies Reports Claiming It Issued an E-Dinar

| Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson

In a sweeping rejection, the central bank quashed "unfounded" rumors that it had become the first monetary authority to issue a CBDC.

Ex-Cinnober Blockchain Lead Joins Nordic Crypto Fund to Bet Big on Bitcoin

| Anna Baydakova

Since NASDAQ acquired Sweden's Cinnober last year, blockchain lead Eric Wall has left the exchange business for bitcoin investment fund Arcane Crypto.

WATCH: Binance CEO CZ Says Crypto Exchange Is No ‘Outlaw’

| Anna Baydakova

In a wide-ranging video interview, Binance CEO CZ rejects the popular perception of his crypto exchange as a global crypto pirate.

Binance to Advise Ukraine Government on Upcoming Crypto Regulation

| Anna Baydakova

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has agreed to help Ukraine prepare rules for cryptocurrencies.

US Startup Raising $10 Million for Private Jets You Can Lease With Crypto

| Anna Baydakova

Jet Token is raising up to $10 million in a Regulation A offering for its ethereum-powered private jet leasing marketplace where you can pay in…

Telegram Releases Test Crypto Wallet Despite SEC Lawsuit

| Anna Baydakova

Telegram, the messaging app company turned blockchain startup, has released an early desktop wallet for its crypto token.

Blockstack Will Pay Liquidity Provider GSR to Trade Its STX Token

| Anna Baydakova

Blockstack has hired GSR Markets to provide liquidity for its "stacks" token, according to an SEC filing.

Binance CEO: ‘Russia Is Our Key Market’

| Anna Baydakova

Fans mobbed Binance's CEO like a rock star on his recent visit to Moscow. The warm feelings are mutual, with a big Russian expansion in the works.

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Telegram Token Investors Reject Refund Offer

| Anna Baydakova and William Foxley

Investors who bought the firm's gram token have agreed to accept an extended issuance date in the hope they'll still turn a profit.