This chart shows the price surge starting the exact same day Gemini went online: http://bitcoincharts.com/charts/bitstampUSD#rg60ztgSzm1g10zm...
I really hope this is genuine growth, but I have a sneaking suspicion it could be partially due to market manipulation by Gemini. The Winklevoss twins have a lot of money riding on this play.
I'll take my down-votes in stride.
Only the future will reveal the truth.
Volume on Gemini is miniscule, less than 1% of the chinese exchanges.
Not that I think its likely, mind you, just that "the action isn't on Gemini" isn't sufficient to rebut that the movement is related to Gemini. I think, though, that MMM still seems likely to explain more of it, and other China-specific conditions may explain more of the China-focused movement. Manipulation around Gemini, while not inconceivable, seems to be a bit more of a leap from the evidence available.
I also think it's fairly unlikely, but the data points are there.
Causation versus correlation, I know. Probably it's part coincidence / part overall good press. I just found it odd that run-up started the exact day Gemini opened.