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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The U.S. Senate Banking Committee isn't poised to act on any crypto money-laundering legislation, sources have said. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Action in Senate Remains on Back Burner: Sources
Though industry insiders are eying Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats nervously as they push bills that may be harsh for the crypto sector, a key committee is so far ho...
The U.S. Senate Banking Committee isn't poised to act on any crypto money-laundering legislation, sources have said. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Federal Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller says stablecoins may be doing the dollar a favor.  (Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty Images)
U.S. Federal Reserve Gov. Waller Says DeFi Could Boost Dollar's Global Strength
Despite some fears in government circles that crypto could undermine the dollar, the Fed governor said that the use of dollar-dependent stablecoins can boost the dollar's reac...
U.S. Federal Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller says stablecoins may be doing the dollar a favor.  (Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty Images)
A top official with the U.S. Department of the Treasury confirmed earlier reports that Hamas relied heavily on crypto were faulty. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk.)
U.S. Treasury Debunks Narrative That Hamas Relied on Crypto to Fund Terrorism
The Treasury's top official on terrorism, Brian Nelson, said Hamas and other groups still prefer traditional financing, and crypto isn't figuring into their funding in a big w...
A top official with the U.S. Department of the Treasury confirmed earlier reports that Hamas relied heavily on crypto were faulty. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk.)
The U.S. Treasury Department's financial crimes arm reported on the use of bitcoin in human trafficking and other global crimes. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Favored in Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation: FinCEN Report
The Treasury's financial-crimes arm found that bitcoin was increasingly popular for use in trafficking of people and materials tied to child sexual abuse, though the data is f...
The U.S. Treasury Department's financial crimes arm reported on the use of bitcoin in human trafficking and other global crimes. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
(Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
The SEC Takes on Dealer Definitions
The new definition may shake the foundations of decentralized finance – and the agency doesn't care.
(Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Crypto political action committee Fairshake is targeting Sen. Katie Porter in California. (CoinDesk screen capture from Fairshake ad)
Crypto Political Group Fairshake Targets California Senate Candidate Katie Porter
The super PAC said it's spending millions to oppose the Democrat lawmaker in her Senate race, but her campaign says it's a "scheme to mislead voters."
Crypto political action committee Fairshake is targeting Sen. Katie Porter in California. (CoinDesk screen capture from Fairshake ad)
Ripple is planning to acquire Standard Custody & Trust Co., along with its New York charter. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Ripple to Buy New York Crypto Trust Company to Expand U.S. Options
Standard Custody & Trust Co., which has a New York charter, will be the latest acquisition to grow Ripple's regulatory qualifications.
Ripple is planning to acquire Standard Custody & Trust Co., along with its New York charter. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
CEO Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group is now accused by the New York Attorney General of a much heftier $3 billion in investor losses in a lawsuit amended Friday. (CoinDesk)
New York Expands Fraud Case Against Digital Currency Group to $3 Billion
An initial lawsuit accusing crypto firm DCG of cheating people out of $1 billion has been amplified by investors coming forward with losses tripling that, the NY attorney gene...
CEO Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group is now accused by the New York Attorney General of a much heftier $3 billion in investor losses in a lawsuit amended Friday. (CoinDesk)
U.S. senators question whether Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission has botched other enforcement cases after its DEBT Box missteps were revealed. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Senators Berate SEC's Gensler for Agency's 'Unethical' Handling of Crypto Case
Republican lawmakers wrote to the SEC chairman, arguing that its misrepresenting of evidence against DEBT Box casts doubt on the agency's other enforcement matters.
U.S. senators question whether Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission has botched other enforcement cases after its DEBT Box missteps were revealed. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Co-CEO Aaron Kaplan's Prometheum is planning to start its crypto custody business with Ethereum's ETH. (Screen capture/U.S. House Financial Services Committee)
Prometheum, the Only U.S.-Registered Crypto Platform, Picks Ether as Its First Product
The much-debated crypto broker says it's poised to start its SEC-compliant custody with ETH, then will soon add other names and begin a trading operation within months.
Co-CEO Aaron Kaplan's Prometheum is planning to start its crypto custody business with Ethereum's ETH. (Screen capture/U.S. House Financial Services Committee)