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 Department of Justice has issued new recommendations for fighting cryptocurrency-related crime. (Orhan Cam/Shutterstock)
US Justice Department Urges More Coordination to Combat Crypto Crime
A new report from the Justice Department responds to this year’s executive order from President Joe Biden, marking some of the first recommendations produced by the order.
The Department of Justice has issued new recommendations for fighting cryptocurrency-related crime. (Orhan Cam/Shutterstock)
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)  is introducing a wide-reaching crypto bill with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). (Marco Bello/Getty Images)
Key US Senators Introduce Crypto Bill Outlining Sweeping Plan for Future Rules
Kirsten Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis release the long-awaited strategy that favors the CFTC as a watchdog and wipes away tax worries for purchases of less than $200.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)  is introducing a wide-reaching crypto bill with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). (Marco Bello/Getty Images)
A16z's Arianna Simpson (CoinDesk archives)
A16z Says DAOs May Be Better Off Filing Legal Papers, Paying Taxes
The venture capital firm released an analysis today further underlining the possible U.S. legal structures for DAOs, and suggesting it might be best not to run offshore to avo...
A16z's Arianna Simpson (CoinDesk archives)
Leslie Crowther hosting the British version of "The Price Is Right" during the 1980s.(Express/Getty images)
SEC Goes After Crypto Investing With Game Show Inspired Spots
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is warning investors away from casual crypto speculation by using mock videos.
Leslie Crowther hosting the British version of "The Price Is Right" during the 1980s.(Express/Getty images)
Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Lael Brainard predicts a digital dollar could take the central bank many years to build. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US Fed Vice Chair Says Digital Dollar Would Take 5 Years to Launch
The Federal Reserve’s Lael Brainard says it will take years to build a U.S. CBDC and that the project can only start once Congress and the White House sign off.
Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Lael Brainard predicts a digital dollar could take the central bank many years to build. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Circle Internet Financial has asked the Federal Reserve to hold off on issuing a digital dollar. (Lance Nelson/Getty Images)
Circle Asks US Fed Not to Step on Its Toes by Launching a Digital Dollar
The public is already served well by private-sector tokens, the USDC stablecoin issuer said in a comment letter to the central bank.
Circle Internet Financial has asked the Federal Reserve to hold off on issuing a digital dollar. (Lance Nelson/Getty Images)
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried defends his company's push for direct derivatives clearing at a CFTC roundtable. (Jesse Hamilton for CoinDesk)
FTX’s Bankman-Fried Pitches CFTC on Directly Clearing Customers’ Crypto Swaps
The crypto exchange’s founder and CEO made his case at a Washington, D.C., roundtable, while mainstream derivatives firms painted his ideas as dangerous.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried defends his company's push for direct derivatives clearing at a CFTC roundtable. (Jesse Hamilton for CoinDesk)
Michael Hsu criticizes crypto at an industry-sponsored event in Washington, D.C. (Jesse Hamilton for CoinDesk)
OCC Chief Hsu: Crypto Industry Has Unhealthy ‘Dependency on Hype’
The acting head of the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has worked to limit banks’ involvement in cryptocurrencies.
Michael Hsu criticizes crypto at an industry-sponsored event in Washington, D.C. (Jesse Hamilton for CoinDesk)
Sen. Cynthia Lummis is working with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand on a bill to regulate digital assets. (Getty Images)
US Senators Lummis and Gillibrand Set to Propose Crypto Oversight Bill Next Month
The bipartisan duo hope their bill to establish guardrails around the digital assets industry could get votes as soon as next year.
Sen. Cynthia Lummis is working with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand on a bill to regulate digital assets. (Getty Images)
Bankers are warning the Federal Reserve board about the dangers of launching a digital dollar, at a time when several new members were sworn in this week. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Wall Street Says a Fed Digital Dollar Spells Destruction for Banks
The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering whether to launch a CBDC like other nations, and bankers argue that’s a dangerous idea.
Bankers are warning the Federal Reserve board about the dangers of launching a digital dollar, at a time when several new members were sworn in this week. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)