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.

Overstock Venture Chief Expects Market for Blockchain Products in 2019

| Anna Baydakova

Overstock's blockchain arm, Medici Ventures, has big plans for 2019, as the e-commerce giant moves towards a February sale.

A Top-5 US Hospital Is Exploring Blockchain for Patient Data

| Anna Baydakova

Massachusetts General, a top-five U.S. hospital, is partnering with a blockchain startup to find better ways to store and share patient data.

Coinbase’s Former Fraud Lead Has Left to Join Tech Firm Twilio

| Anna Baydakova

One of Coinbase's longest-servicing employees, risk operations manager Rees Atlas, has left the Silicon Valley cryptocurrency exchange for Twilio.

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ConsenSys Backs $2.1 Million Funding Round for Ethereum Privacy Startup

| Anna Baydakova

ConsenSys Labs has led a $2.1 million seed round for AZTEC, a startup working to make ethereum transactions private.

Goldman, Morgan Stanley Go Live With CLS’ IBM-Powered Blockchain

| Anna Baydakova

CLS, the bank-owned currency trading utility, and IBM have gone live with their blockchain-based payment netting service after more than two years in…

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Rolls Out Tech to Spot Market Manipulation

| Anna Baydakova

Crypto exchange Bitstamp is upgrading its tech arsenal to better identify suspicious activity and market manipulation.

Swiss Railway Tests Blockchain Identities for Workplace Safety Boost

| Anna Baydakova

Swiss Federal Railways has trialed a blockchain-based credentials management system for construction workers.

Bitfury Adds Former SEC Commissioner to Advisory Board

| Anna Baydakova

Former SEC Commissioner Annette Nazareth is joining the advisory board of crypto mining firm Bitfury.

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Huobi Exchange’s Plans for Russia Go Well Beyond Crypto Trading

| Anna Baydakova

Huobi exchange, which just opened an office in Moscow, wants to lend money and rent space to Russian miners, shape the country's regulations and…

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’

| Anna Baydakova

Hype around ICOs and altcoins “hasn’t helped us,” says Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain…