How was this modded "informative" when it fails to give any accurate information ?
If you knew what you were talking about, you wouldn't pretend there was a corner of the tulip market at the time - which there wasn't. Instead there was monetary debasing due to the huge influx of precious metals from the Americas (thanks in no little part to the invention of amalgamation), causing inflation on a massive scale (in about a decade this region's entire money supply grew by half), and a flight of savings to evade this debasement. Tulip bulbs were an asset of choice at that particular time and place because that's the asset that had the most efficient markets (there were lots of trading clubs and even a futures market which opened in 1636) and was thus deemed the most liquid. There were other investment bubbles too, we just remember tulip bulbs best because of how incongruous it sounds to us that a flower bulb may cost more than a house, and also because this asset exhibited the wildest price take-off. The final collapse had nothing to do with the plague, and all to do with the sudden decision of the Amsterdam Bank - Holland's central bank of thence - to cease free coinage and value depositors' accounts by metal weight instead of facial value.
Today the USD and EUR are quickly and massively debasing too, and many investors are trying to avoid the accumulating monetary risk by moving their wealth into another asset. Same causes, same effects, and I fully expect that, shall the monetary risk not realise, BTC valuation will come down towards something more reasonable and in line with its utility as a payment method.