Given the inability to manipulate its market via paper derivative instruments and short selling, this is the message that Bitcoin is signaling:

In the absence of the ability to manipulate the market, this is the same message that gold and silver would be sending to the world, only the scramble for gold and silver bullion in any form would be more frenzied and it would be widespread.
At some point the western Central Banks will lose the ability to manipulate the gold and silver price and the Comex will default.  That’s when chaos will break out in the physical gold and silver markets…

A similar manipulated take-down of the price of gold and silver occurred in the spring of 2008, ahead of the great financial crisis. Gold was pushed down to $750 from $1050 and silver was taken down from $20 to $8. This price decline was counter-intuitive to the collapsing financial condition of the U.S. financial system, which had become obvious to anyone not blinded by the official propaganda at the time. Of course, after the financial collapse occurred and was addressed with money printing, the price of gold ran up to an all-time high.
It’s likely that a similar situation is taking place right now…

This question is no longer moot. As the world moves inexorably towards the use of metallic money, interest on gold and silver will return with it.  This raises an important question.
Which interest rate will be higher?

Just like the current market frenzy pushing Bitcoin to new all-time highs, the same sort of buying mania will also push the silver price to new highs. Even though the silver price and precious metals sentiment have fallen considerably, the market has no clue just how undervalued the shinny metal truly is.

Evidence is mounting that the Deep State (DS) is starting to lose the dirtiest financial war in history: their War on Gold.  More deeply, it is a war against something the Deep State profoundly loathes: personal financial liberty. The War on Gold, which has raged for 37+ years, has generated more than $1 trillion in criminal profits for the Deep State plunderers, while costing the worldwide owners of physical gold multiple trillions of dollars. All of this is coming to an end.

A more professional and clean approach to gold and silver investing is to identify key buying areas rather than try to buy at “market bottoms”.
Right now, all my lights are green for investors around the world to be modest buyers of gold, silver, and related stocks.

For 6 consecutive days, the amount standing for physical has risen.  On First day notice 16.8 million oz were standing.  Tonight 21.5 million oz.  It sure looks like a sovereign is after physical silver and the comex is the place being raided.

In this exclusive podcast, John Scurci, Chief Investment Officer of Corona Associates Capital Management, explains why his investment strategy is focused on the on asymmetric investment opportunities presented by the unwind of unconventional global central bank policies.

As Billionaire Eric Sprott points out in this MUST WATCH interview with SGT Reportthe reason behind the down-move is actually the opposite of what you may think:

13 Days In A Row: Eric Sprott Breaks Down the “Salami Slicing” of Silver by the Shorts, and Explains that “This Has Never Happened Before”: