Yea i presume youre right, it's only when a lot of people starting asking for their money that liquidity will be really tested. And because there will be likely trading platforms working on commision they won't have issue to pay out as long as the bids are there. But besides bitcoin there seem to be a thousand alternatives. And i presume there are various trading platforms. Might be harder to get liquid on the more obscure ones depending on how much you wanna sell. I also presume that these trading platforms don't want to buy up the coins themselfs to potentially sit on them forever. i also checked up Bitcoins trading volume today and it was a trading in 24h of 18 billion $ in bitcoin. I mean, it would suggest that to the tune of 18 billion $ worth in bitcoin was sold for normal currency. The supply of bitcoin stays constant, So basicly every sale is a buy for someone else, actual monetary worth gets added or substracted according to what price it gets sold and today for example money got pulled out by virtue of the lower price it got sold at. Though otoh, instead of that there was actually 18 billion $ put in bitcoin today, it might have been a far smaller value that got pumped so high because 2 accounts were constantly selling and buying the same bitcoin volume to eachother, by a trader platform that would not incur costs for the transactions. That makes me consider how potentially it could be manipulated. And to be fair with a 18 billion supposed daily turnover ... I guess that 18 billion figure might also suggest institutionalised players on the market. Say that there were 10 million bitcoin investors, then it would mean they would all need to trade an average of 1800$ daily to make such a volume. Idk, you'd think that a number of those billions came from big players.