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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Celsius to distribute $3 billions of crypto to creditors as firm emerges from bankruptcy.
Celsius to Distribute $3B Crypto to Creditors as Firm Emerges From Bankruptcy
The distribution will be made through PayPal and Coinbase.
Celsius to distribute $3 billions of crypto to creditors as firm emerges from bankruptcy.
U.S. authorities have accused HyperVerse backers of running a Ponzi scheme, using "deceptive" slides such as this. (Provided in federal court documents)
HyperVerse's Alleged Ponzi Scheme Raked in Nearly $2B, Hired Actor as Fake CEO
The SEC and a grand jury have accused two people behind the alleged fraud.
U.S. authorities have accused HyperVerse backers of running a Ponzi scheme, using "deceptive" slides such as this. (Provided in federal court documents)
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which has warned it might take action on stablecoins if Congress doesn't. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
A Backdoor Regulatory Option Haunts U.S. Crypto
If all else fails with Plan A for setting up stablecoin rules with legislation, the industry's Republican allies in Washington have revealed their worry the Federal Reserve co...
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which has warned it might take action on stablecoins if Congress doesn't. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
This is not a picture of Pastor Eli Regalado (Michelangelo/Wikimedia Commons)
'Lord, You Told Me to Do This': Pastor Defends Taking $1.3M From Failed Crypto
Eli Regalado said God told him to start the INDXcoin project and he's waiting on further guidance after Colorado securities officials accused him of running a crypto scam.
This is not a picture of Pastor Eli Regalado (Michelangelo/Wikimedia Commons)
Chair Gary Gensler's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed its bitcoin ETF hack was a "SIM swap." (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC Shut Off Extra Security on X For About 6 Months, Letting Hacker Breeze In
The U.S. regulator confirmed it didn't take its own security advice through much of 2023, leaving it open for a costly social-media hack that's still under investigation.
Chair Gary Gensler's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed its bitcoin ETF hack was a "SIM swap." (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ' departure from the presidential campaign field likely means less crypto talk in the 2024 election. (CoinDesk screen grab from governor's office video)
Bailing DeSantis May Leave Deafening Crypto Silence in 2024 Presidential Race
The Florida governor and Vivek Ramaswamy had been the most strident Republican voices on digital assets issues for 2024, but both gave way to the Trump political juggernaut.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ' departure from the presidential campaign field likely means less crypto talk in the 2024 election. (CoinDesk screen grab from governor's office video)
CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase had a day in court today against Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission as the company asked a judge to dismiss the SEC's action. (CoinDesk)
Coinbase and SEC Dig in With U.S. Judge on Whether Securities Law Applies to Listings
The federal judge must now weigh what a Coinbase lawyer characterized as "a pure question of law," and her answer could have big consequences on the crypto sector.
CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase had a day in court today against Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission as the company asked a judge to dismiss the SEC's action. (CoinDesk)
Coinbase is getting set to tell a judge why the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, under Chair Gary Gensler, has improperly picked a legal fight with the exchange. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Coinbase's SEC Clash Faces First Major Test as Judge Weighs Longshot Dismissal
A federal U.S. judge will hear arguments about whether or not to toss the case based on legal arguments that the regulator was in the wrong when it sued the exchange.
Coinbase is getting set to tell a judge why the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, under Chair Gary Gensler, has improperly picked a legal fight with the exchange. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
White nationalist groups have received crypto from supporters, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
White Supremacists Lean On Crypto, Says Anti-Defamation League Report on Extremists
The report says white supremacist groups are drawn to crypto funding, but the amounts are relatively small, and it doesn't make a case that digital assets are paying for illeg...
White nationalist groups have received crypto from supporters, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler says the agency's court loss led to bitcoin ETF approvals. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Gary Gensler's Begrudging Bitcoin ETF Concession: 'We Did Not Approve or Endorse Bitcoin'
The SEC chair said a court forced his hand and that the agency's decision to greenlight a spot bitcoin ETF doesn't signal support of that or any other digital asset.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler says the agency's court loss led to bitcoin ETF approvals. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)