I have been seeing a lot of doom and gloom articles about bitcoin lately. Many make me chuckle. Bitcoin WILL survive the trade war and will see a lot of growth in the upcoming near future. I believe the lightning network will help. The right people are working on this tech, which focuses on making bitcoin scalable.
Right now is a good time to buy gold and bitcoin (digital gold, in many ways). The world is moving to a gold backed currency. There is no stopping this movement. The US Dollar has lost its value and very soon (this week probably) this will be apparent.