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1  Economy / Trading Discussion / Easy to bring down BTC price? on: September 08, 2018, 07:18:49 PM
Would we ever be able to see (know when) wealthy finance companies working together to buy and sell bitcoin (lower), deliberately throwing money away to lower the price? Add in the $ that's made from shorting the coins (btc & eth shorts have record highs), and they can minimize their losses. No regulation, collectively billions to throw towards the cause, makes for an easy way to manipulate the price downward.

With no regulation (anyone can buy and sell any amount) and the majority of BTC trading volume being worthless (traders and bots running trying to buy and sell enough to make a few bucks), how much selling would it really take to continuously drop the price?

There was a record breaking 10,000 BTC short placed earlier in the week, just before the recent selloff dropped the price. Who knew? The sellers
Taking into account the $ made on the shorting btc and eth, does anyone know what it would take to continuously drive down the price? IMO, I don't think as much $ as people are thinking?  Sad
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