Amid the ongoing United States banking crisis, a wide number of major cryptocurrency firms have denied exposure to dissolved U.S. banks like Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
As potential implications of the SVB crisis for the crypto market continue to unfold, Cointelegraph highlighted several major crypto firms that have declared to be unaffected by the issues so far.
Tether, the operator of the eponymous USD-pegged stablecoin, USDT (USDT), was one of the first companies to deny exposure to SVB and other troubled U.S. banks as of mid-March.
On March 12, Tether chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino took to Twitter to announce that the stablecoin company has zero exposure to Signature Bank. The tweet came shortly after Signature officially shut down operations the same day.
Ardoino previously said that Tether had no exposure to SVB on March 10. The CTO posted a similar tweet about Silvergate, declaring that Tether did not have “any exposure” to the bank on March 2.
Tether USDT is the largest stablecoin by market capitalization, with the market value amounting to $73 billion at the time of writing. Its biggest rival, USD Coin (USDC), briefly lost its 1:1 peg with USD after its issuer Circle became unable to withdraw $3.3 billion from SVB.
Crypto.com, Gemini, BitMEX
Kris Marszalek, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com, provided similar statements on the company being unaffected by the ongoing issues in the U.S. banking.
In subsequent tweets on March 10 and March 12, Marszalek declared that Crypto.com had zero exposure to Signature, Silvergate and SVB.
https://t.co/pFc4Pz9nFR has $0 exposure to Signature Bank. https://t.co/TG2h7HyXE9
— Kris | Crypto.com (@kris) March 13, 2023
Other major exchanges, including Gemini and BitMEX, have also denied any exposure to the dissolved U.S. banks.
Despite having a partnership with Signature, Winklevoss brothers-founded Gemini exchange has zero customer funds and zero Gemini dollar (GUSD) funds held at the bank, the firm announced on March 13.
Gemini emphasized that all platform’s customer U.S. dollars, as well as GUSD reserves, are held at banks like JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and State Street Bank.
2/ All Gemini customer U.S. dollars are held at JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and State Street Bank.
— Gemini (@Gemini) March 13, 2023
BitMEX exchange also took to Twitter on March 13 to announce that the company had “no direct exposure” to Silvergate, SVB, or Signature. “All user funds continue to be safe and…
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