The first bubble I was involved in was largely attributed to the silk road. The next was hand waved as a fluke caused by mtgox and Willy. But I'm looking around and realizing it can't be "explained away" very easily any more.
Bitcoin is achieving true legitimacy this time. When people see that major countries around the world are investing more and more into bitcoin it can't be dismissed out of hand any more. My co-workers used to think it was a cute hobby of mine; that I was quirky and the "bitcoin guy ". That's changing. Now I'm an authority (at least in my circle of friends and acquaintances) on an emerging fintech golden child.
It just feels like we're headed somewhere we've never been before. I don't know, I guess this is just my "euphoric " moment.
ATH or not, correction or super bull, bitcoin is coming.