On March 10, 2023, California's financial watchdog shut down Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) following an announcement of a significant sale of assets and stocks to raise $2.25 billion in capital to shore up operations.
As a result, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was appointed as the receiver to protect insured deposits. While the FDIC only insures up to $250,000 per depositor, per institution, and per ownership category, concerns are mounting about the impact of the collapse of SVB, particularly on small businesses that employ people across the country.
In response to the situation, United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is working with regulators to address the collapse of SVB.
In a recent interview with CBS News, Yellen stated that they are designing «appropriate policies to address the situation» at the bank.Read more on blockchain.news