Crypto Markets Sinking on Silvergate

Bitcoin was down 5% early Friday, a day after a spout of negative developments surrounding crypto-friendly U.S. bank Silvergate Capital (SI). On Thursday, Coinbase (COIN), Circle, Paxos,, Bitstamp, Cboe Digital Markets, Galaxy Digital and Gemini all announced they will suspend Automated Clearing House transfers and other business operations with the bank. Silvergate’s stock tumbled 58% to $5.72 on Thursday. The wider crypto market also lost ground with major altcoins taking a hit on Friday. Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, shed 5%, filecoin (FIL) lost 9%, aptos (APT) was down 8%, and litecoin (LTC) dropped 7%.

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