I really do understand that you must do everything to try to crush the trust in Bitcoin, just like you do with gold - but guys.. executing the largest sale in 9 days - on sunday, when MTGOX users are virtually dried out of money.. c'mon.. If you want us to believe that this is a natural market activity- you MUST try to be more subtle then that. I know you have close to unlimited budget to kill bitcoin (hell.. if I owned a major international bank, I would budget at least $100MM to kill this very serious threat - if not much more) - but you simply can't be THAT obvious. it beats the purpose.
Don't get me wrong - your efforts are good for the bitcoin economy. It scares away ignorant speculators that are selling their Bitcoins in loss - usually to those who understand Bitcoin.
Naturally, the group of those who really understand Bitcoin and its importance is constantly growing. These are the kind of people that made 20% a year in the last 10 years from gold (>500% total) despite all the mainstream-propaganda telling them that it's going to crash really really soon. These people know that the banking cartel must
try to kill it - simply because the bankers are not
stupid and they must know what it means for the status-quo if bitcoin grows dramatically. So really - you don't stand a chance discouraging them.
As for those who don't get it - you still have a good chance with them - but you have to do better than that.
I'm trying to help you because whenever you succeed in creating a market panic - it means that Bitcoins are tranferred from those who don't get it - to those who do - and that's a good thing.
A Gold & Bitcoin owner.
EDIT: Sorry about the spelling, as you can probably guess from my username - English is my 2nd language. Please let me know about any other speller-proof errors. Thanks. (and feel free to make fun of me as long as you still enjoy it