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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Is This a Crypto Banking Bailout?
It depends on who you ask, but this round of government interventions doesn’t yet resemble the large-scale, taxpayer-involved rescue in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown...
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U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Senior U.S. House Republican Says CBDCs Could Be ‘Weaponized’ as Political Tool
Majority Whip Tom Emmer is seeking to halt the Federal Reserve’s ability to issue a new digital dollar.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Fed Vice Chairman for Supervision Michael Barr (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Federal Reserve Setting Up New Squad of Crypto Specialists
Michael Barr, the Fed’s vice chairman for supervision, said the central bank is trying not to stomp on crypto innovation and sees the need for stablecoin controls.
Fed Vice Chairman for Supervision Michael Barr (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
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Crypto Sector’s Reserve Reports Can’t Be Trusted, Says U.S. Audit Watchdog
Proof-of-reserve reviews aren’t audits, says the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and investors shouldn’t count on them.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Federal Reserve’s Powell: We Don’t Want to Strangle Crypto Innovation, but Sector Is a Mess
The central bank's chairman said the Fed is sticking to its warnings that banks should be “quite cautious” about getting involved in digital assets.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Acting OCC Chief Michael Hsu (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Banking Watchdog: You Can’t Trust Crypto Firms Until They Get Federal Oversight
The chief of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency equated the FTX collapse with a well-known 1990s bank failure in arguing for consolidated industry regulators.
Acting OCC Chief Michael Hsu (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
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The Rise and Fall of Silvergate’s Crypto Business
The bank’s own data shows the rapid acceleration of its novel crypto-banking business and how leaning into digital assets made it vulnerable to the industry’s drama.
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Was Silvergate on Borrowed Time as Regulators Backed Banks Away From Crypto?
As customers abandon the prominent California-based crypto bank, its future gets increasingly murky.
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U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (left) and Rep. Patrick McHenry (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
U.S. Lawmakers Argue SEC Accounting Policy Undermines Safe Crypto Custody
Rep. Patrick McHenry, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Sen. Cynthia Lummis teamed up on a letter questioning regulators about crypto accounting policy.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (left) and Rep. Patrick McHenry (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
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DeFi to Go Under Microscope at US CFTC Advisory Group’s Opening Session
The derivative regulators’ Technology Advisory Committee will examine DeFi among other tech priorities at a March 22 meeting.
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