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Investors Beware: Silvergate Bank to Wind Down Operations After Massive Downtrend in Shares

Investors Beware: Silvergate Bank to Wind Down Operations After Massive Downtrend in Shares

According to multiple reports, Silvergate Bank, which has been known for its crypto-friendly stance, has announced that it will wind down its operations and liquidate the institution due to recent events.

The bank’s shares have experienced a significant downturn as it reported a decline in liquidity and delayed its annual report.
The collapse of one of its major partners, the crypto exchange FTX, has been a significant blow to Silvergate Bank.

The FTX collapse has caused scrutiny from regulators, bankruptcies of several companies, and reputational damage to the nascent asset class. This has further impacted Silvergate Bank’s ability to operate smoothly in the market.

After weeks of speculation and concerns from investors about Silvergate’s capacity to continue operating, the bank has finally confirmed the liquidation and issued a statement saying that it believes an orderly wind-down of bank operations and a voluntary liquidation of the bank is the best path forward.

Silvergate Bank is committed to repaying all deposits to its customers, and the company has hired Centerview Partners as its financial advisor and Swaine & Moore to provide legal services.

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The bank’s wind-down and liquidation plan also includes full repayment of all deposits, and the company is looking into ways to resolve claims and preserve the residual value of its assets, including its proprietary technology and tax assets.

The news of the liquidation has caused significant losses for Silvergate’s shares, which were exchanging hands at around $5 as of the time of writing. This may have unintended consequences for the emerging crypto industry as big companies in the legacy financial industry have supported the bank.

The FTX effect is expected to continue to ripple across the crypto sector, and the liquidation of Silvergate Bank may have further implications for the industry as confidence in the sector continues to wobble.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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