Silvergate covered $8.1 billion in crypto crisis withdrawals.

Silvergate Capital Corp. sold assets at a loss to cover $8.1 billion in withdrawals after FTX collapsed.

forcing asset sales and showing how the FTX collapse affected the regulated financial industry.

the California-based firm revealed its digital asset customer deposits dropped to $3.8bn on December 31.

From $11.9bn at the end of September saw its New York shares tumbling 41%.

Recently, Silvergate has expanded from a small community lender to a significant crypto bank.

provided crucial services to Sam Bankman-now-defunct Fried's crypto business.

The company is laying off 200 workers to "adjust for the economic reality" of the bitcoin industry.