Hi Bob. Like most, reading this thread I am most thankful for some insights you give us.
There used to be a guy called "Shane Ellis", purportedly working for UK government. He commented on a video on YouTube and I had gathered his comments/replies to questions in this document (which I named Shane Ellis theory): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lqNRyD_0p78p1byoLmd2O7C3WAuZNJVS
Summary: he proposed XRP to have a very rapid and steep price increase once there's requirement for high value txs, through eating through the ask order books of a preferred xRapid partner exchange. Those high prices would be "maintained" by huge (hundreds of millions) buy/sell walls which he told was totally legal. You however state (see quote above) that it is illegal artificially manipulate the price.
Does Shane's theory fall under your "artificially manipulated" price?
Do you think this "theory" is sound?
I guess the whole community then thinks: someone needs to go to jail right now. No-one can understand with all the good news coming, that the price is still so low. All agree that it looks like "manipulation", ie. keeping the price flat. Your take?