The unusual squareness of the last few weeks' price movements shows that manipulation has completely taken over the BTC price. In the below 4hr chart, note the squareness which starts about a quarter of the way into the image - up until that point, the chart pattern is reasonably "rounded" and organic in movement - and then suddenly, it becomes all flat and square from then on. (ignore the price in the below image - it's from yesterday)
You won't see that sort of square pattern if you scroll back in time. Relative flat/big jag up or down/relative flat/big jag up or down. Because it's not organic, it's totally painted.
The near-constant "huge bookending walls" above and below the current market prices, and which conveniently shift and bully the market price in any chosen direction, are another undeniable sign of this.
(be aware that when one of these big walls is "smashed through" causing huge market FOMO for an hour - that "smash through" was actually the wall owner simply buying their own coins back, knowing that the FOMO created will allow them to dump the coins at a higher price, once the order book has filled up higher).
I monitor this sort of behaviour in detail and the picture has become pretty clear in terms of huge manipulation having taken over from any kind of "organic" movement, at this time. It has always been true to a degree, but now it is really blatant and at a level well above what we've seen before.