Peter Brandt Criticizes Kraken After Flash Crash to $8,200 BTC/USD, Gives F-Minus Report Card Grade


Peter Brandt, a recognized cryptocurrency analyst, and chartist criticized the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken for a fast crash that Bitcoin experienced in this platform. Bitcoin (BTC) fell from ~$8,720 to $8,200 in just a matter of seconds and recovered its price immediately after.

Peter Brandt Criticizes Kraken for Bitcoin’s Flash Crash

Bitcoin seems to have experienced a large flash crash from $8,720 to $8,200 and come back to the same price from where it dropped immediately after. He wrote on Twitter that exchanges have to provide order and liquidity but without regulation, it seems that nothing is able to keep them away from manipulating prices. Mr. Brandt has also requested a public statement from the company.

https://twitter.com/PeterLBrandt/status/1133337216493793282

He went on saying that he trades on Kraken and that virtual currency users do not want regulatory oversight. However, these Bitcoin and crypto maximalist claim that adoption is growing and that institutions are entering the space. However, this is not going to happen any time soon, according to him.

Another user called @ThinkingDeribit shared a graphic of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Bitcoin futures in which there are clear price fluctuations and periods without trading activity. Compared to spot markets, the CME doesn’t operate during the weekend, generating price gaps during Saturdays and Sundays.

This is a regulated market that operates with higher standards than spot markets that do not have clear rules in how they operate and how they are regulated. Nonetheless, these things happen and affect both markets.

Kraken is currently the 44th largest digital currency exchange in the market with more than $244 million in trading volume according to CoinMarketCap.

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