I think it's just white-knighting, alas someone is trying to force market volatility down.
Simplest manipulation of them all:
1. Mr. m4NiPul4t0R! (lets call him Manni) puts up the ASK wall --> prices go down
2. People sell their cheap bitcoin into his BID wall some cents further down
But he's sharing more than half of the profits with mtgox.
But those are so close together I don't even think it is worth it (haven't done the numbers though). May be 2 genuinely different people but who knows.
Unless the manipulator IS MtGox...
Exactly. Insider trading on these exchanges is so damn frequent I am amazed.
Today somebody on BTC-E exchange put up a 11 million LTC buy wall at made of 45K BTC.
Just imagine that. 45K BTC on a russian exchange that is not worth that much anyway.
"support" was there all along while the sheep were fleeced and the manipulator played around.
Maybe false accusation but for me it was 100% insider trading.