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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Crypto political action committee Fairshake is targeting Sen. Katie Porter in California. (CoinDesk screen capture from Fairshake ad)
Crypto Political Group Fairshake Targets California Senate Candidate Katie Porter
The super PAC said it's spending millions to oppose the Democrat lawmaker in her Senate race, but her campaign says it's a "scheme to mislead voters."
Crypto political action committee Fairshake is targeting Sen. Katie Porter in California. (CoinDesk screen capture from Fairshake ad)
Ripple is planning to acquire Standard Custody & Trust Co., along with its New York charter. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Ripple to Buy New York Crypto Trust Company to Expand U.S. Options
Standard Custody & Trust Co., which has a New York charter, will be the latest acquisition to grow Ripple's regulatory qualifications.
Ripple is planning to acquire Standard Custody & Trust Co., along with its New York charter. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
CEO Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group is now accused by the New York Attorney General of a much heftier $3 billion in investor losses in a lawsuit amended Friday. (CoinDesk)
New York Expands Fraud Case Against Digital Currency Group to $3 Billion
An initial lawsuit accusing crypto firm DCG of cheating people out of $1 billion has been amplified by investors coming forward with losses tripling that, the NY attorney gene...
CEO Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group is now accused by the New York Attorney General of a much heftier $3 billion in investor losses in a lawsuit amended Friday. (CoinDesk)
U.S. senators question whether Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission has botched other enforcement cases after its DEBT Box missteps were revealed. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Senators Berate SEC's Gensler for Agency's 'Unethical' Handling of Crypto Case
Republican lawmakers wrote to the SEC chairman, arguing that its misrepresenting of evidence against DEBT Box casts doubt on the agency's other enforcement matters.
U.S. senators question whether Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission has botched other enforcement cases after its DEBT Box missteps were revealed. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Co-CEO Aaron Kaplan's Prometheum is planning to start its crypto custody business with Ethereum's ETH. (Screen capture/U.S. House Financial Services Committee)
Prometheum, the Only U.S.-Registered Crypto Platform, Picks Ether as Its First Product
The much-debated crypto broker says it's poised to start its SEC-compliant custody with ETH, then will soon add other names and begin a trading operation within months.
Co-CEO Aaron Kaplan's Prometheum is planning to start its crypto custody business with Ethereum's ETH. (Screen capture/U.S. House Financial Services Committee)
While U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler celebrated the agency's new dealer rule, DeFi insiders tolled a warning. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. SEC Clears 'Dealer' Rule Expansion That Could Rope in DeFi
The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a final rule Tuesday that DeFi interests call "hostile" to that sector, potentially requiring projects to register as dealers.
While U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler celebrated the agency's new dealer rule, DeFi insiders tolled a warning. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Treasury Secretary Yellen Says U.S. Needs Better Stablecoin Regulation
"A federal regulator should have the ability to decide if a stablecoin issuer should be barred from issuing such an asset," she told lawmakers on Tuesday.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen is set to warn lawmakers about crypto hazards to financial stability. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Warns of Crypto Risks
Yellen is set to tell U.S. lawmakers that the FSOC is especially wary of stablecoins and the potential for digital asset runs.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen is set to warn lawmakers about crypto hazards to financial stability. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Lawmakers want to get rid of a controversial accounting policy pushed by Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Overturn SEC's Crypto Accounting Policy
Sen. Lummis and members of the House are pushing to repeal the SEC's Staff Accounting Bulletin 121, an effort that makes it harder for companies to custody crypto.
Lawmakers want to get rid of a controversial accounting policy pushed by Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
U.S. Sen. Lummis Says 'Delicate' Talks Underway Over U.S. Crypto Legislation
Lummis is hopeful a stablecoin bill could move forward in the first half of 2024, before elections increase political pressures in Washington.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)