After former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Barney Frank said Signature Bank was targeted due to its links with the crypto market, there is a counter argument to it. On Monday, Frank said part of the reason behind seizure of the bank was meant by regulators as a very strong anti-crypto message. The bank was shut down in what was the third largest bank failure in the history of the United States. This came immediately after the sudden collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank.
Frank said regulators held a hidden agenda against crypto related banks and that the Signature Bank closure did not have any compelling reason to justify. The failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank led to massive sell off in the US banking stocks, to the extent of forcing a halt in bank stocks for trading.
As per the latest Bloomberg report, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) shut down Signature Bank over the weekend after a crisis of confidence in management.
Meanwhile, the crypto market is on a bullish momentum with Bitcoin price breaching the key $26,000 milestone since June 2022.