Bitcoin is a bubble and a perfect example of 'faddish human behavior,' says Robert Shiller

Bitcoin is coming off one of its best one-day performances of the year, but one Nobel Prize-winning economist sees the cryptocurrency as more of a psychological experiment than a serious investment. "I'm interested in bitcoin as a sort of bubble. It doesn't mean that it will disappear, that it'll burst forever.
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The Marketing Ploys of Clones: Another Project Aims to Create a ‘Perfect Bitcoin’ (news.bitcoin.com)

This week another bitcoin-based clone is coming called ‘Bitcoin Atom,’ a project that joins the myriad of other BTC copycats that have allegedly copied the protocol since late 2017. According to the team, the BCA network will launch when the bitcoin core network processes block 505,888 or roughly around January 25.
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