First of all, I have barely liked World Locks as a Trade Currency. To be honest, why you you like to have lots of World Locks just to lock thousands of worlds? Do you even need that many worlds?
Because the only purpose I see for the World Locks is to fully lock an entire world.
When Byte Coins were introduced into the game, I knew they had potential to be the currency that we were going to use in the future to trade, and that’s how it was intended by the developers, adding a new currency to trade, maybe not to become the main, but another currency for trading.
Regarding to the byte coin pricing, I firmly believe that the price IS NOT being manipulated by the owners of Byte Trading Worlds. The players themselves are the ones that made the value of the byte coins to increase.
AND WHY IS THIS?:
When the byte coins were introduced, the players BARELY gave attention to it, and they didn’t use the PWE quite much back then.
Times changes, people have now realized the potential that the PWE has, they have started to make more trades with it, and with this the byte coin price increase due to its demand.