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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BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Has Been Extradited to the US
The news comes weeks after U.S. authorities called off their previous extradition request, thereby paving the way for Vinnik to be brought to the U.S.
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Inside the Latest Flare-Up of the Bitcoin Maximalism Debate
“Opinionated” hosts dissect recent online discussions that have reignited the bitcoin maximalism debate in the crypto community.
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Is Elon Musk's Influence on Crypto Waning?
David Z. Morris joins “Opinionated” hosts to debate the outsized influence of Elon Musk on crypto markets.
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DeFi Has Become Crypto Crime’s Main Arena, Crystal Blockchain Says
Hackers and scammers have shifted from breaching centralizing entities to exploiting decentralized projects, according to a new report.
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US Calls Off Extradition Request for BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik
U.S. authorities still want to try Vinnik, but his lawyer said they carried out a legal maneuver to keep him in prison longer and eventually get him to the U.S.
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Russian Activists Turn to Crypto for Donations to Aid Ukraine Refugees
“For Russian citizens, sending money to help Ukrainians might not be safe” through the banking system, says one volunteer.
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Where Is the ‘Cryptoqueen’ Now? The Story Behind the OG Crypto Scam
Jamie Bartlett, author of “The Missing Cryptoqueen,” provides insights on the cautionary tale of the OneCoin scam.
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Ukraine Seizes Assets From OTC Crypto Brokers for Working With Russians
The Prosecutor General's office said it confiscated $1.7 million in fiat and almost a ton of silver.
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DeFi Troubles in a Bear Market
Notional Finance CEO Teddy Woodward discusses the current crisis facing many DeFi lending and borrowing protocols.
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