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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J. Christopher Giancarlo, the former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, accepts a French knighthood (Giancarlo family)
‘Crypto Dad’ Chris Giancarlo Knighted by French Government
The former chief of the U.S. CFTC and avowed crypto advocate was recognized by French President Emmanuel Macron in part for embracing “crypto finance.”
J. Christopher Giancarlo, the former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, accepts a French knighthood (Giancarlo family)
Acting OCC chief Michael Hsu (Jesse Hamilton for CoinDesk)
US Banking Watchdog Says Crypto Turmoil Reinforces Cautious Approach
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu says the industry’s recent drama makes his agency more confident about limiting banks’ exposure to crypto.
Acting OCC chief Michael Hsu (Jesse Hamilton for CoinDesk)
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Photo by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images)
US Fed Evaluating SEC’s Position on Digital Assets Custody, Powell Says
The SEC’s directive that customers’ digital assets may need to be treated as belonging to an exchange’s balance sheet has banking regulators scratching their heads about how i...
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Photo by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. lawmakers are debating what the government should do about crypto mining. (Getty Images)
Republicans Seek to Counter Effort to Curtail Crypto Mining
The word of caution comes after Democrats warned a top environmental official in April about harms of digital assets mining.
U.S. lawmakers are debating what the government should do about crypto mining. (Getty Images)
The U.S. Treasury Department is closely monitoring crypto markets. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
US Treasury Secretary Talks Crypto With Bank Chiefs
While Secretary Janet Yellen prepared to meet with Wall Street banking CEOs, an official from the Treasury Department said the crypto market turmoil shows a need for regulatio...
The U.S. Treasury Department is closely monitoring crypto markets. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Willamette University Professor Rohan Grey, Circle Chief Strategy Officer Dante Disparte, Custodia Bank Founder Caitlin Long and Forkast News' Angie Lau debated the role of different entities in issuing digital dollars at CoinDesk's Consensus 2022. (Nik Di for CoinDesk)
Circle’s Disparte Calls CBDCs ‘a Preposterous Idea’ in Digital Dollar Debate
The stage at Consensus 2022 erupted with an intense dispute over the future of a Fed-managed digital currency.
Willamette University Professor Rohan Grey, Circle Chief Strategy Officer Dante Disparte, Custodia Bank Founder Caitlin Long and Forkast News' Angie Lau debated the role of different entities in issuing digital dollars at CoinDesk's Consensus 2022. (Nik Di for CoinDesk)
Former CFTC Commissioner Dawn Stump, CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam and CoinDesk Chief Content Officer Michael Casey speak at Consensus 2022. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
CFTC Chairman 'Encouraged' by Bill in Congress to Give the Agency More Crypto Oversight
Rostin Behnam noted the bill would allow the CFTC to assess fees on the industry.
Former CFTC Commissioner Dawn Stump, CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam and CoinDesk Chief Content Officer Michael Casey speak at Consensus 2022. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Rostin Behnam says he's a fan of the sweeping new Lummis-Gillibrand bill that would establish crypto regulations.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
CFTC Chief Heaps Praise on Bill That Boosts Agency’s Crypto Reach
Chairman Rostin Behnam supports the contours of the Lummis-Gillibrand regulatory bill released this week.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Rostin Behnam says he's a fan of the sweeping new Lummis-Gillibrand bill that would establish crypto regulations.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Cynthia Lummis modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
Crypto Bill Condemned by Consumer Advocates in Washington
Consumer group gadflies were predictably ready with a damning quote shortly after the bi-partisan legislative proposal was made public.
(Cynthia Lummis modified by Kevin Ross/CoinDesk)
A Senate committee held a hearing today on crypto's role in ransomware (japatino/Getty images)
Crypto Unable to Shake Reputation as Ransomware Tool in Senate Hearing
A Senate Homeland Security hearing painted cryptocurrencies as the favorite payments for hackers.
A Senate committee held a hearing today on crypto's role in ransomware (japatino/Getty images)