Silvergate Bank, one of the few financial institutions serving cryptocurrency firms, will stop processing U.S. dollar deposits and withdrawals for exchange giant Binance, people familiar with the situation confirmed.
According to an email from Binance being circulated Thursday on Twitter and Reddit, starting Friday any USD deposits and withdrawals through La Jolla, Calif.-based Silvergate Bank will be discontinued.
The email, whose authenticity CoinDesk’s sources confirmed, goes on to say, “Rest assured, we are working hard to provide an alternative USD solution.” In the meantime, users have other options.
Binance declined to comment on the post. “We don’t have anything to add at this time,” said a spokesperson, who did not respond to a followup email.
Silvergate and Binance.US, the global exchange’s stateside affiliate, were unavailable for comment at press time. Another source said the U.S. division was unaffected.