Reporter for @CoinDesk, alumna of @novayagazeta and @columbiajourn. Control the private keys of your life. Or maybe, at least of your crypto.

Moscow, Russia
Joined March 2011
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Anna Baydakova retweeted
As @0xPolygon and @DraftKings enter into a strategic blockchain collaboration for the DraftKings Marketplace, CoinDesk's Opinionated talks to DraftKings co-founder @mattkalish about the gaming platform's long-term crypto plans. #NFT trib.al/ySRae8L
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Anna Baydakova retweeted
ETFs and ATHs are all well and good but you really need to read this deep dive by @baidakova on how some rascals are circumventing the exchanges’ KYC processes while the rest of us have to submit everything but a stool sample to withdraw $5.
One crypto exchange caught some users faking their KYC data. The users explained they were based in territories under international sanctions, so they wouldn’t be able to register with their real IDs. trib.al/sDOagyT
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Anna Baydakova retweeted
Coming up on "First Mover": @baidakova's investigation on the black market, ready-made @CoinbasePro, @BinanceUS accounts in someone else's name. Plus, @intangiblecoins of @glxyresearch and @KMSmithDC of @BlockchainAssn join CoinDesk.TV at 9 a.m. ET:
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Anna Baydakova retweeted
I asked my Lyft driver to drive as fast as he comfortably can and he just said “I am from Russia” and now I feel like we’re about to break the sound barrier 5 stars
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The idea that you can just _buy_ a verified account on an exchange or crypto/fiat payment app, just blew my mind when I first found these ads. I've been working on this story several months and it's finally here! Thanks for help, @MarcHochstein @realDannyNelson & @DanielGKuhn!
Criminals can pay as little as $150 on the black market for a ready-made account in someone else's name to use on @CoinbasePro @BinanceUS and numerous other exchanges. Investigation by @baidakova trib.al/GdxIXhZ
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It was fun to talk sport NFTs with @mattkalish – listen to the new episode!
@mattkalish sees sport NFTs as a natural evolution of the baseball card era: a new way to form identity and join community. Kalish joins “Opinionated” @baidakova @realDannyNelson @btschiller @DraftKings Listen: trib.al/5kAWa5Z
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The Chronicles of Russia turning into a Gulag state: journalist Ivan Safronov, under arrest on fake charges for more than a year, is now deprived of his right to send and receive letters from his family. He in jail alone. For one year. Now – with no mail. perild.com/2021/10/15/fsb-in…
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Be gentle to each other. Like, try
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Mood: listening to Lana Del Rey while staring into the void.
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.@Twitter rejected my verification request for the second time, although my profile has a link to my @CoinDesk page as a journalist and my CoinDesk page links to my Twitter profile... How is this supposed to work??
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Tired: wondering if I should write to that cute guy on a dating app. Wired: wondering if I should write to that cybercriminal guy on a darknet forum.
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Anna Baydakova retweeted
nothing but a whale, or a gale, or some violent, ungovernable, unintelligent destroyer
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'we are defending facts' after winning #NobelPeacePrize2021 russian newspaper @novaya_gazeta goes to print and dedicates the front page to co-winner @mariaressa. this is what global solidarity against global assault on press freedoms should look like
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