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Ripple CEO Speaks on SVB failure as Coinbase Struggles for Survival



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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse remarked on its company’s exposure to the collapsed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on March 12, maintaining that, the development will not disrupt daily operations. 

While Garlinghouse did not disclose details of what led to the indiscriminate collapse of SVB, he maintained that more details will be unveiled in the meantime.

He further stated that Ripple remains in a stable financial position as there was no reason to panic. Although the SVB collapse had severely affected the crypto market in the past days, Ripple’s XRP continues to hold its ground at $0.36 as per CoinMarketCap data

Earlier on March 11, Ripple Chief Technology Officer (CTO) David Schwartz vouched that the company would release a statement on its Ripple exposure in order to douse tension on the SVB crisis.

In light of the foregoing, some users within the crypto community swiftly replied to Garlinghouse’s comment, stating that they do not doubt that Ripple has proper risk management in place

It appears that the SVB collapse marks the beginning of a crisis in the U.S. banking sector as the New York-based Signature bank was also shut down by state regulators on March 12, and taken over by the NY Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).

Coinbase, Celsius, and Paxos Trapped in Signature Bank


Following the recent development, crypto exchange Coinbase, crypto lender Celsius and stablecoin issuer Paxos reportedly have funds locked in the just-shuttered Signature Bank

Meanwhile, Coinbase reacted on March 13 via a tweet that client cash at the bank continues to be protected by FDIC pass-through insurance. It explicitly stated that Coinbase had an approximately $240 million balance in corporate cash at Signature as of Friday, March 10.

Paxos also immediately spoke up on March 13, stating that it currently holds $250 million at the signature bank and holds private deposit insurance well in excess of cash balance and FDIC per-account limits. 

In the same vein, crypto lender Celsius also gave a word of assurance on March 13 that all deposits are insured and will be repaid in whole. 

There is no mincing word that these are trying times for traditional banks and crypto firms affiliated with these top-giant banks. It is hoped that the crypto industry will survive this ordeal as usual.