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.

Crypto Lender BlockFi Cuts Interest Rates Paid to Largest Account Holders

| Anna Baydakova

Just weeks after launching the product, BlockFi has cut the interest rate paid to large customers on its crypto deposit account.

Crypto Lawyer Drew Hinkes Joins Firm to Help ICO Issuers Fight Back

| Anna Baydakova

Blockchain lawyer Andrew Hinkes has joined has joined legal services firm Carlton Fields, where he will focus on litigating cases for token sellers.

Overstock’s tZERO Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Trading App This June

| Anna Baydakova

tZERO plans to launch its own mobile trading app for buying and selling bitcoin and, possibly, ether.

Facebook Seeks Counsel to Forge Blockchain Partnerships for New Products

| Anna Baydakova

Facebook is looking to hire a lead commercial counsel for blockchain to negotiate "partnerships needed to launch new products."

$25 Million in 2 Weeks: BlockFi Booms as Bitcoin and Ether Investors Seek Interest

| Anna Baydakova

BlockFi CEO Zac Prince explains in depth how the startup manages the myriad risks of lending and borrowing crypto.

Silvergate Bank Adds 59 Crypto Clients, But Deposits Down $123 Million

| Anna Baydakova

Silvergate Bank added 59 crypto clients in the fourth quarter, but its deposits from the industry shrank by $123 million.

overstock, ecommerce

Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures

| Anna Baydakova

Overstock has put off plans to sell its retail business, delaying a cash infusion for its blockchain ventures.

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‘No Change’ to Bitcoin Futures Plans, CME Says, as Cboe Pulls Back

| Anna Baydakova

CME says it has "no changes" in store for its bitcoin futures contract, following retrenchment by rival Cboe.

Bittrex Exchange Nixes RAID Token Sale at 11th Hour

| Anna Baydakova

Bittrex has canceled a $6 million "initial exchange offering" by a crypto project called RAID hours before launch.

IBM Scores Nationwide Blockchain Deal With France’s Commercial Court Clerks

| Anna Baydakova

Court clerks across France will soon be recording changes in companies' legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain built by IBM.