• Silvergate Capital announced its Q4 results, resulting in a yearly loss of $949 million.
• The firm faced a net loss of nearly $1 billion at the end of Q4 due to a class action lawsuit and deposit outflows.
• Silvergate reported $117 billion in transactions in Q4, a 4% increase from the third quarter and a 47% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2021.
Silvergate Capital is a leading global virtual asset bank that recently announced its Q4 results, leading to a yearly loss of $949 million. This is a substantial drop from the $75.5 million profit the firm created in 2021, and it is a bad sign for the firm. The organization faced a net loss of nearly $1 billion at the end of Q4, which was due to a class action lawsuit on December 16, 2022 and deposit outflows, and it had to seek means of liquidity maintenance.
Silvergate reported $117 billion in transactions in Q4, a 4% increase from the third quarter ($112.6 billion) and a 47% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 ($219 billion). The Chief Officer of Silvergate stated that he still believed in the company and that they were adjusting to losses in the virtual currency world. He added that they decided to remain focused on providing value-added services for their clients and that the firm would execute a plan to sustain a highly liquid balance sheet with a fortified capital position.
The organization had 1,620 customers as of December 31, 2022, and it is aiming to maintain liquidity and bolster its capital position in order to remain competitive in the virtual asset banking industry. Despite the losses, Silvergate is still devoted to providing beneficial services to its clients, utilizing its experience and resources to come up with innovative solutions that will ultimately help it remain profitable.