Two days after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and four days after the collapse of Silvergate Bank, the New York Department of Financial Services announced they had taken possession of Signature Bank, a New York-based bank that was a major bank partner for cryptocurrency companies. The bank was placed into receivership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). According to a Signature board member, a bank run of billions of dollars began on Friday after the seizure of Silicon Valley Bank.
A joint statement from federal regulators announced that "All depositors of this institution will be made whole... no losses will be borne by the taxpayer. Shareholders and certain unsecured debtholders will not be protected. Senior management has also been removed."
The shutdown of Signature and the collapse of Silvergate leave many companies in the crypto industry without much access to the US banking system.