Jesse Hamilton

Jesse Hamilton

Jesse Hamilton is CoinDesk's deputy managing editor on the Global Policy and Regulation team, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining CoinDesk in 2022, he worked for more than a decade covering Wall Street regulation at Bloomberg News and Businessweek, writing about the early whisperings among federal agencies trying to decide what to do about crypto. He’s won several national honors in his reporting career, including from his time as a war correspondent in Iraq and as a police reporter for newspapers. Jesse is a graduate of Western Washington University, where he studied journalism and history. He has no crypto holdings.

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) said he's counting on a good vote total for the crypto bill sending a message. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Several U.S. House Democrats Petition Colleagues to Join Yes Side on Crypto Bill
Crypto market-structure bill FIT21 is set for a vote on Wednesday, though its chances in the Senate remain uncertain.
House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) said he's counting on a good vote total for the crypto bill sending a message. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC headquarters (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Ether ETFs Filing Process Sees Abrupt Progress, Though Approval Not Guaranteed: Sources
Exchanges are being asked to update 19b-4 filings on an accelerated basis by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC headquarters (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
The crypto industry is lobbying U.S. House of Representatives leaders as they approach a final vote on the first major crypto-regulation bill to make it this far. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Industry Rallies Behind House Bill as It Heads Toward Final Vote
The so-called FIT21 legislation to establish a U.S. regulatory regime for digital assets is set for a floor vote next week, and the sector is telling House leaders the effort...
The crypto industry is lobbying U.S. House of Representatives leaders as they approach a final vote on the first major crypto-regulation bill to make it this far. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
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Biden Order to Halt China-Tied Bitcoin Mine Beside Nuke Base Came as U.S. Firm Just Bought it
President Biden's emergency order to halt the Chinese-tied mining on the doorstep of a nuclear-missile base hit days after mining giant CleanSpark struck a deal to buy the pro...
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U.S. Capitol Building (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Senate Votes to Kill SEC's Crypto Accounting Policy, Testing Biden's Veto Threat
A dozen Democrats joined 48 Republicans in voting to repeal SAB 121.
U.S. Capitol Building (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Christopher Brummer (right) , a professor known for running a prominent financial policy conference in Washington, is starting a crypto disclosure company. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Leading Crypto-Policy Academic in Washington to Open Disclosure Firm Bluprynt
Georgetown Law professor Christopher Brummer is leaping into crypto disclosure services as CEO of the new company, backed by Robinhood and a former PayPal chief.
Christopher Brummer (right) , a professor known for running a prominent financial policy conference in Washington, is starting a crypto disclosure company. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Rep. Patrick McHenry (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. House's McHenry Says Senate May Be Swayed if Many Democrats Back Crypto Bill
The House is set next week to vote on a wide-ranging bill to set crypto regulations, though its potential in the Senate remains murky, despite the optimism of its proponents.
Rep. Patrick McHenry (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Capital building (Matt Anderson/Getty Images)
House Resolution to Overturn Controversial SEC Rule Likely to Pass in Senate: Sources
Critics of the SEC bulletin argue it constrains companies unfairly.
U.S. Capital building (Matt Anderson/Getty Images)
J. Christopher Giancarlo, the former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is joining the Paxos board. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
'CryptoDad' Giancarlo Joins Paxos Board
J. Christopher Giancarlo, a former chief of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has joined the board of directors for the firm that issues the PayPal stablecoin.
J. Christopher Giancarlo, the former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is joining the Paxos board. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Chinese-owned MineOne is said to have built a crypto mining operation within a mile of a U.S. missile base. (Warren Air Force Base)
U.S. Blocks China-Tied Crypto Miners as 'National Security Risk' Near Nuke Base
President Biden ordered a halt to the MineOne operation near Warren Air Force Base, citing Chinese ownership, foreign technology and proximity to a strategic missile base.
Chinese-owned MineOne is said to have built a crypto mining operation within a mile of a U.S. missile base. (Warren Air Force Base)