Wow, interesting stuff. Thanks for the quote from Dan. I might use that as bait to get people on the beyondbitcoin show. (Come challenge Dan on the following statements...)
Peter Todd probably has a lot of DarkCoin now, so he might have sold half just to support DarkCoin.
One thing is for certain is that things like this make BTC an unlikely store of wealth for amounts about 10 billion. Until this crap is resolved, there will always be enough justified FUD to keep the marketcap down. An opinion of course, but it seems logical to me.