Silvergate, crypto's primary bank, is closing shop. Silicon Valley Bank, tech's primary bank, is in a downward spiral. Two bank runs caused by low-interest rates, duration mismatches and FUD. How did this all start? What do these two banks have in common? And is this a systemic risk to the financial system? We answer all of these questions and more!
If you make it to the deep end (the last ~20 min), we also explore Coinbase's new WaaS offering, Coinbase's business outlook, Voyager's big win and bullish news for GBTC.
(00:33) Bank Runs: Silvergate and Silicon Valley Bank
(54:14) ETH Denver Narratives
(57:00) Coinbase’s Wallet-as-a-Service & Strategy
(1:07:01) Voyager’s Win, GBTC Update and Politics
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How Banks Fail
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