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Bitcoin (BTC) crashed to just $8,100 on Oct. 21 — but only if you were trading on Binance’s dedicated United States exchange, Binance.US.

On Oct. 21, Binance.US suddenly printed a one-minute candle that took BTC/USD from $65,815 to $8,200 — a drop of 87%.

“Shouldn’t be happening”
In what traders call a “scam wick,” the one-minute BTC/USD differed dramatically from other major exchanges, which logged a one-minute candle with a floor of around $64,200.

The phenomenon has occurred more frequently in recent days, with Bitstamp also seeing freak order-book events.

The scope of the Binance.US error, however, was in a league of its own and did not go unnoticed by market participants.

“Well done Binance U.S.,” popular Twitter trader Crypto Chase summarized.

“Good thing Americans are forced on to these dogshit exchanges where they can get completely scammed on unreasonably thin books. This type of shit just shouldn’t be happening. It’s not fair that some get stopped out and some stay in, some get fills and some don’t.”

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