I am sure it has an impact on the as well, as I doubt many high traders will confidently wire millions of dollars to some exchanges until the rumour mill has quieted down. It is probably all FUD, but firing your auditor is not the smartest move.
Anyhoo.... Given the above, we could see BTC trading sideways for a few days before it is 'allowed' to complete its pattern. If all is well, I expect it to fall to between 9400 (previous estimate) and 8100 (new support estimate) before starting recovery, sometime in February. Timelines in this chart are not the most important. I think we go down, before we go up. As I write this it seems we broke 10K, but probably still some artificial support there.
Given that the entire cryptoverse is still completely dependent on BTC , it would be a great thing if this stuff all got sorted and the 'threat of 8K' was taken out of play. Big money has too many alternatives right now and we definitely need new money entering the space. Expect some hiccups on the way up, as people will be leaving en masse once they have recouped their losses and new retail investors are more hesitant to enter. End of Q1, early Q2 should be an interesting time.
As always, my opinions are just that and do not constitute trading advice. Your trades are your own. Good luck and don't hesitate to appreciate or critique. I have linked my earlier ideas below. Overal the picture remains consistent.