Silvergate sued over FTX connections, Judge rules against bank.

March 22, 2024
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  • Silvergate Bank and its CEO must face a proposed class action lawsuit brought by customers of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
  • A California federal judge ruled that Silvergate owed a duty to FTX customers and that its conduct harmed them.

Article Summary:

In a recent ruling, a California federal judge decided that Silvergate Bank and its CEO have to address a proposed class action lawsuit filed by customers of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The judge concluded that Silvergate had a responsibility to FTX customers and that their actions had detrimental effects on them.

The lawsuit alleges that Silvergate Bank, which had financial ties to FTX, failed to adequately supervise its clients, causing substantial financial losses to investors. The judge’s decision indicates that the case will move forward, allowing for further examination of the allegations against Silvergate and its CEO.

It is important to note that the ruling highlights the potential legal liability of financial institutions in cases involving cryptocurrency exchanges and the duty they owe to customers. This decision could have implications for future cases involving similar circumstances in the cryptocurrency industry.

Overall, the judge’s ruling signals a significant development in the legal landscape surrounding cryptocurrency exchanges, investor protection, and the responsibilities of financial institutions in ensuring the security and transparency of such transactions.

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