"There is something more powerful than each of us, a combination
of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us." - Andrew Ryan
The Rapture Bank Crash was a deciding factor in the ultimate decline of Rapture. Immediately following the 1958 New Year's Eve Riots at the Kashmir Restaurant, the general populace lost their belief in the Rapture Dollar, as a large number of citizens pulled all of their money out of the bank. This caused a massive deficit in the banks of Rapture, and made most of the currency lose value, apart from use in vending machines. Individuals affected include Grace Holloway and Prentice Mill. The only known people to profit from this situation were Augustus Sinclair, who could sell a large amount of new rooms in his "hotel," The Sinclair Deluxe, and Atlas, who could recruit many new citizens for his revolutionary cause.