Singapore — BTC fell 4% as Crypto bank Silvergate shares dropped 57%. Massive sell-offs as investors seem to be jumpy as Silvergate faces issues
In the fourth quarter, Silvergate suffered a loss of $1 billion, which eradicated nearly a decade’s worth of profits. This was due to the bank’s need to maintain liquidity and prevent a bank run by selling assets at discounted prices. As a result, Silvergate Capital experienced a deposit drop of $8.1 billion in Q4, and this was largely attributed to the fallout from FTX’s collapse in November.
The fall of FTX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, had a significant impact on various institutions because FTX was a key player in the crypto market and its collapse triggered a wave of liquidations that resulted in losses for traders and lenders. Moreover, FTX’s failure highlighted the risks and fragility of the crypto market, prompting market participants to reevaluate their exposure to crypto assets and derivatives. As a result, the fallout from FTX’s collapse reverberated throughout the crypto ecosystem, affecting institutions that had direct or indirect exposure to the market.
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