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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SEC Sues Eisenberg for Draining Mango Markets, Alleges MNGO a Security
It’s the latest case to emerge from Avraham Eisenberg’s “highly profitable trading strategy.”
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Mary-Catherine Lader, Uniswap Labs  (Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
Circle, Uniswap Research Says DeFi Can Solve $2T FX Risk Problem
A paper by researchers at the digital-assets firms says DeFi and blockchain technology could also reduce cross-border remittances costs by $30 billion a year.
Mary-Catherine Lader, Uniswap Labs  (Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Lawyers Share Blame for FTX, Other Disasters, CFTC Commissioner Says
Gatekeepers such as lawyers, accountants and investment firms should have insisted the crypto industry handle itself in a safer fashion, Commissioner Goldsmith Romero argued....
Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US Charges Crypto Exchange Bitzlato With Laundering $700M
Authorities have accused the little-known platform of laundering funds tied to illicit Russian finance and have arrested its founder.
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Jesse Hamilton, modified by CoinDesk)
Congress' FTX Problem: 1 in 3 Members Got Cash From Crypto Exchange's Bosses
The session began with 196 U.S. lawmakers who took direct contributions from Sam Bankman-Fried and other former FTX executives, and many of them are still trying to get rid of...
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Jesse Hamilton, modified by CoinDesk)
Alex Mashinsky, founder and former CEO of Celsius Network (CoinDesk)
Former Celsius CEO Mashinsky Sued by New York State for Defrauding Investors
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the suit against the ex-head of the failed lending platform, accusing him of misleading investors about the firm’s health.
Alex Mashinsky, founder and former CEO of Celsius Network (CoinDesk)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC Pursues $45M Scam Based in Fake Blockchain Technology
The U.S. securities agency is going after the people behind what it says was a massive fraud stealing from tens of thousands of investors.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Anat Guetta, chairwoman of the Israeli Securities Authority (Anat Guetta)
Israel’s Securities Watchdog Moves to Better Supervise Crypto Assets
The Israel Securities Authority proposed new legal definitions for digital assets that would formally establish their government supervision – most frequently as securities.
Anat Guetta, chairwoman of the Israeli Securities Authority (Anat Guetta)
U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
US Federal Reserve, Other Agencies Continue to Warn Banks About Crypto
U.S. banking regulators argue that the past year of crypto drama underscores the need to keep banks at an arm’s length from the industry.
U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried exits federal court in New York City (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
Sam Bankman-Fried Released on $250M Bail Secured by Parents
In his first court appearance since being extradited from the Bahamas, the former CEO was told he can live with his parents on $250 million bail secured by their Palo Alto hou...
Sam Bankman-Fried exits federal court in New York City (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)