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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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 19:  A sign hangs outside the Cboe Global Markets, Inc. building (previously referred to as CBOE Holdings, Inc.) on December 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  Last week the exchange became the first in the Unites States to begin trading Bitcoin futures. Bitcoin prices have surged in the past year, going from $1,000 a coin at the beginning of the year to a recent high of around $20,000.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
With FTX Bloodied, Rival in US Regulatory Fight Adds Another Knife
One of the traditional, regulated firms that has opposed an FTX effort to upend derivatives clearing – Cboe Digital – jumped into the drama by issuing a letter boasting about...
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 19:  A sign hangs outside the Cboe Global Markets, Inc. building (previously referred to as CBOE Holdings, Inc.) on December 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  Last week the exchange became the first in the Unites States to begin trading Bitcoin futures. Bitcoin prices have surged in the past year, going from $1,000 a coin at the beginning of the year to a recent high of around $20,000.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: The rising sun creeps across the US Capitol dome on November 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. After months of campaigning, Americans across the nation are heading to the polls to cast their votes in the midterm elections. Republicans are favored to take back control of the US House of Representatives and if they can do the same in the US Senate it would mean a divided government in Washington for the next two years. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Midterm Elections 2022: Crypto Live Blog
CoinDesk reporters track the 2022 election.
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: The rising sun creeps across the US Capitol dome on November 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. After months of campaigning, Americans across the nation are heading to the polls to cast their votes in the midterm elections. Republicans are favored to take back control of the US House of Representatives and if they can do the same in the US Senate it would mean a divided government in Washington for the next two years. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
FTX’s Push for US Crypto Clearing Left In Suspense by Binance Deal
The fate of FTX U.S. Derivatives’ application for the authority to clear customers’ crypto transactions – a potential game changer in U.S. markets – is now unclear.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
President Joe Biden will have to approve crypto bills next year, requiring bipartisan efforts should the GOP take the House and Senate. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Has Prepared for Divided US Government, Republican Rise
A partisan mess on Capitol Hill may not be a bad thing for the crypto industry, which has friends on both sides of the aisle and legislative efforts that are – so far – bipart...
President Joe Biden will have to approve crypto bills next year, requiring bipartisan efforts should the GOP take the House and Senate. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Capitol Building (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Ex-House Speaker, Former Justice Official Join US Policy Crew Assembled by Paradigm
Former lawmakers and officials from both U.S. parties will join academic and political leaders in a new council meant to advise on crypto policy after the midterm elections.
U.S. Capitol Building (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29:  People gather at the Federal Reserve building to call on financial institutions to divest from fossil fuels on the ninth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2021 in New York City. Climate activists gathered near the Brooklyn Bridge and marched to demand that the Federal Reserve and Citigroup divest from the fossil fuel industry. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
CBDCs Could Reduce FX Transaction Speeds to 10 Seconds, NY Fed Says
The New York Fed simulated foreign exchange transactions using a distributed ledger to test for improvements over the current system.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29:  People gather at the Federal Reserve building to call on financial institutions to divest from fossil fuels on the ninth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2021 in New York City. Climate activists gathered near the Brooklyn Bridge and marched to demand that the Federal Reserve and Citigroup divest from the fossil fuel industry. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
(Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Circle Begins Putting Reserves Into New BlackRock Fund
The assets backing Circle Internet Financial’s USDC will finish moving into an SEC-regulated money market fund early next year.
(Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang had been cautioned by campaign advisers not to dwell on crypto. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Lesson From the US Elections: Don't Mention Crypto
This year’s midterm elections have seen very few candidates willing to even mention cryptocurrency, and they have their reasons.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang had been cautioned by campaign advisers not to dwell on crypto. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, is one of the top U.S. campaign contributors, though he's not putting his millions behind crypto advocates. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Can Crypto Buy a Seat in Congress?
In the U.S. primaries, crypto millions sometimes failed to show much effect at all, though industry donors may claim credit in a few key wins on the road to the midterms.
Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, is one of the top U.S. campaign contributors, though he's not putting his millions behind crypto advocates. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Echoes Risks of 2008 Financial Crisis, Says US CFTC Commissioner
Christy Goldsmith Romero says CFTC oversight would be an answer to potential financial stability risks brewing in the industry.
Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)