Cryptocurrency news site The Block has hired Anna Baydakova as senior policy reporter and assistant editor.
She previously was at CoinDesk, writing 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 joined CoinDesk after years of writing for various Russian media, including the leading political outlet Novaya Gazeta.
Baydakova 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.