Bitcoin is a revolutionary concept, bringing worldwide banking to anyone with a computer with the help of open-source software and without any central banking system. Learn how the fortunes of the world are made in this helpful infographic. Learn about the time in the 1600s in Amsterdam when a single tulip bulb cost more than the average house. This financial boom was responsible for the near collapse of the economy, creating economic devastation that lasted for years. This infographic breaks down the tulip bulb boom and compares it to the current bitcoin boom.