CV this is my take also, more to come, greater rates of price acceleration etc. Accept volatility for what it is and make the most of the opportunity.Lovely example of scalping the volatility. Nice trade.
Most aspiring traders fear volatility as they only ever associate it with the risk side of the equation. They would rather die the death of a thousand cuts than face the demon head on and they kid themselves that they are learning something useful from this slow death approach.
To add to your comments re the futures going live. I don't think smart money was ever going to pay top dollar in BTC just to get a slice of the action, therefore loading the short boat, forcing the price down in order to get better value plus it now gives them price chart reference points (levels) to work with.
What better time to shake out weak hands before the massive run up in 2018 where more and more smart money will get involved!
Merry Xmas too!