Anna

Baydakova

Anna Baydakova

Anna writes about blockchain projects and regulation with a special focus on Eastern Europe and Russia. She is especially excited about stories on privacy, cybercrime, sanctions policies and censorship resistance of decentralized technologies. She graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University and the Higher School of Economics in Russia and got her Master's degree at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. She joined CoinDesk after years of writing for various Russian media, including the leading political outlet Novaya Gazeta. Anna owns BTC.

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Crypto Miners From US, EU Stay Put in Russia Despite War, Sanctions
The war in Ukraine may have undermined many Russian companies, but not mining facilities: Clients from the West keep coming to the country for cheap power and reliable uptime.
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Axie Infinity’s Rise, Fall and Future
Is crypto still bullish on play-to-earn?
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Russian Millionaire’s Startup Plans Ruble Stablecoin Following DAI Model
The firm founded by Russian ex-banker Alexander Lebedev plans to introduce the coin on the Ethereum blockchain.
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Air Gap? Hardware Wallet? Multisig? Bitcoin Self-Storage Means Hard Choices
Wallet manufacturers debated the best ways to store bitcoin private keys safely at the BalticHoneybadger conference in Riga.
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MicroStrategy, With Bitcoin's Price Depressed, Looks to Lightning to Boost Usage, Saylor Says
The company is developing solutions for big enterprises to join the Lightning network, the chairman said.
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There’s a New Platform for Bitcoin-Backed Borrowing and It’s Courting Banks to Lend
Max Keidun, CEO of non-custodial bitcoin exchange Hold Hodl, is launching a decentralized platform for stablecoin and fiat loans with Casa, Blockstream, Bitfinex and others.
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One Ex-Sex Worker’s Web3 Solution to Ethical Porn Consumption
Crass Kitty, founder of adult content platform Proof of Peach, describes how Web3 tools can make porn creation and consumption more ethical.
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Binance Froze Russian Gun Maker's Crypto Assets, Amid Ukrainian Pressure
Vladislav Lobaev, a Russian gun manufacturer, raised $21,000 in crypto for the war in Ukraine before the world’s largest crypto exchange locked down the funds.
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Sanctioned Bitcoin Mining Firm BitRiver Loses Another Client as SBI Leaves: Sources
The Japanese bank is at least the second big name to emerge as ceasing work with BitRiver after the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Russian firm in April.
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Tornado Cash Saga Fuels Protest After Developer's Arrest
Open source development, free speech and privacy are all under fire with the arrest of an alleged Tornado Cash developer. Plus: interviews from the #FreeAlex protest.
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