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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Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)
Facebook Parent Meta Dips Toe Back Into Policy Circles to Boost Metaverse
Still haunted by its Libra debacle, the company offers a gentle nudge on how governments might pursue metaverse policies.
Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)
CFTC Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson and Conrad Bahlke, counsel at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LL at Crypto Connection 2022 (Amitoj Singh/CoinDesk)
US CFTC Commissioner Cites Latest Crypto Sanction in Call for New Rules
Commissioner Kristin Johnson is pushing for her agency to work on policies to further tighten custody of customer assets as the CFTC sanctions another crypto Ponzi scheme.
CFTC Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson and Conrad Bahlke, counsel at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LL at Crypto Connection 2022 (Amitoj Singh/CoinDesk)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman of the Senate Banking Commitee (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
After Months at Arm’s Length, Sen. Brown Opens Door for Crypto Legislation
The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee – the missing ingredient in previous efforts – has invited Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to start working with him on legislatio...
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman of the Senate Banking Commitee (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried Called to FTX Hearing by Texas Securities Regulator
The Texas State Securities Board has been investigating FTX US since October.
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Binance, Coinbase Among Crypto Firms Questioned by US Senator After FTX Mess
Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent letters to crypto companies demanding answers about their consumer protection practices.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Binance.US at Bitcoin Miami 2022 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Binance US Steps Into National Politics With New Campaign PAC
As FTX and its political-minded executives fall from their brief heights as campaign-finance giants, rival Binance has decided now is the time to enter the vacuum.
Binance.US at Bitcoin Miami 2022 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
U.S. Capitol Building (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
US CFTC’s Behnam Will Testify at FTX Hearing in Senate
The chairman is the first witness listed so far by the Senate Agriculture Committee as it prepares a hearing on the FTX blowup.
U.S. Capitol Building (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
The new Congress will arrive for work at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Republicans Secure US House Majority, Will Shift Path for Crypto Bills
Results from the Nov. 8 U.S. election finally saw Republicans win at least 218 seats, splitting control of Congress as urgency for crypto legislation is on the rise.
The new Congress will arrive for work at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
US Sen. Gillibrand Says a Last-Ditch Stablecoin Bill May Still Emerge This Year
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, one of the most crypto-friendly Democrats in the Senate, said she hopes a regulatory bill will be introduced in the “next few weeks.”
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Rep. Tom Emmer, who Republicans chose to be the GOP whip. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Newly Elected US House Whip Emmer Downplays FTX Meltdown, Cheers Crypto
Rep. Tom Emmer, a co-chair of the congressional blockchain caucus, was chosen for a leadership role in the next Congress and is bullish on digital assets in the wake of FTX.
Rep. Tom Emmer, who Republicans chose to be the GOP whip. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)