The 2nd Biggest Bank Failure In American History: Silicon Valley Bank Is No More

California regulators shut down the bank Friday after reportedly failing to find a buyer.

March 10, 2023

Just days after Silvergate announced an orderly winding down, Silicon Valley Bank has come to a very disorderly end. Today, California regulators stepped in to put the bank in FDIC receivership. NLW explains how we got here and what it might mean.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced and narrated by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Foothill Blvd” by Sam Barsh. Image credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.

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