Bitcoin price manipulation is obviously back. This is a bad time for trading as speculators are triggering wide price fluctuations in order to gain an advantage on them. Trading in Bitcoin can be very dangerous unless you plan to accumulate and hold over a long time.
At the same time the Lightning Network, which processes small payments a parallel to the Bitcoin main network, has reached an all-time high.
This would indicate an increase in everyday use of BTC as a payment tool, which would herald a probable future increase in value for BTC.