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BitMEX freezes as XBTUSD crashes 10% below Bitcoin spot price [UPDATED]

BitMEX freezes as XBTUSD crashes 10% below Bitcoin spot price [UPDATED]

The price of Bitcoin dived $400 below the BTC spot price on BitMEX’s Bitcoin perpetual swap contract as the platform reportedly halted trading on account of “system instability.” Traders widely reported experiencing a system crash on BitMEX between 02:16 and 03:00 UTC Friday morning, as XBTUSD crashed to $3,600, $400 below the Bitcoin spot price.