When the Dutch were faced with an economic downturn in the 1600s, they turned to the trade of tulips to make money. This created a bubble in the tulip market, and eventually, the bubble burst, leaving many people bankrupt. Bitcoin is often compared to tulips because there is a fear that it is a bubble that will eventually burst. However, there are also similarities between Bitcoin and beanie babies, which were collectible toys that were popular in the 1990s.
Like Bitcoin, the value of beanie babies was based on speculation, and when the demand for them died down, their prices crashed. While there is no guarantee that Bitcoin will not suffer the same fate as tulips or beanie babies, there are some key differences that suggest that it is a more sustainable investment.