A flash crash occurred on the Coinbase Pro and Deribit exchanges pinned BTC prices slightly down
\* On October 31, 2019, [BTC ](https://uk.tradingview.com/symbols/BTCUSD/)speculators witnessed a flash crash on Deribit, a [futures](https://uk.tradingview.com/ideas/commodities/) and options exchange for [BTC ](https://uk.tradingview.com/symbols/BTCUSD/). [Futures](https://uk.tradingview.com/ideas/commodities/) prices slumped from $9,150 to $7,720 and then bounced back to above $9,000 within a couple of minutes.
\* As a result, Deribit will reimburse over $1.3 million in losses from the [BTC ](https://uk.tradingview.com/symbols/BTCUSD/)index calculation data issue witnessed at 21:00:00 [UTC ](https://uk.tradingview.com/symbols/NSENG-UTC/)on October 31, 2019.
\* Nevertheless, there is another, major factor that should predetermine [BTC ](https://uk.tradingview.com/symbols/BTCUSD/)price dynamic in the nearest months. Namely, [Bitcoin ](https://uk.tradingview.com/symbols/BTCUSD/)may experience more price boost as May’2020 halving is getting closer.
\* In the short-term, the price is wedged within the minor contracting triangle on H1-H4. The breakdown of the triangle suggests a [drop ](https://uk.tradingview.com/symbols/GPW-DRP/)to $8,500 – $8,600 area.
\* A [bearish](https://uk.tradingview.com/ideas/bearish/) invalidation could be in evidence if the price rises above $9,300. Overall, opening **Shorts** appears very tricky in the current situation.
\* [RSI](https://uk.tradingview.com/ideas/relativestrengthindex/) & [MACD](https://uk.tradingview.com/ideas/macd/) , both rest in a complete neutrality.
**Pending trade signal**
Buy @ $8,500 – $9,000.
Nearest target: $10,500.
Mid-term Target: $12,000.
**GOOD LUCK AND LOTS OF PROFITS !!**
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