By Alex Dovbnya
Bitcoin has been likened to Beanie Babies by everyone and their mother — from permabears in the likes of Peter Schiff to “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver.
These chic toys are the ultimate fads of the dotcom bubble in the 1990s. During the peak of the craze, some people were willing to fork out their life savings to buy exclusive items that were nothing but stuffed animals. One Beanie Baby was sold for as much as $15,000.