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Double Dutch: The tulip market mania that was mostly a myth

Right now, it’s Bitcoin. But in the past we’ve had dotcom stocks, the 1929 crash, 19th-century railways and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. All of these were compared by contemporaries to “tulip mania”, the Dutch financial craze for tulip bulbs in the 1630s. Bitcoin, according to some sceptics, is “tulip mania 2.0”. Why this […]

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