It is still very silent. The Crypto technology moves on, the TMC goes down. It is interesting that one of the persons (Jim Rickards) that talked about currency wars between nations maybe forgot something: BlockChain and Cryptos.
Crypto’s make it possible to create your own money or securities if you like. This is now accessible for a large number of companies that investigate or create their own BlockChain. Nations are trying to compete with several assets they put on their specific BlockChain. This can be oil, gold and other resources.
And from the history we can see that every Money system will be attacked. Every Cryptos will be attacked. This is also what Andreas mentioned in several of his public presentations.
Crypto Manipulation: Spoofing, Trade Washing, Centralization (Exchanges) and many more manipulation techniques.