The only thing keeping BTC afloat are criminals ! Let's say things as they are..... The HYIP, online casinos and scams online have help boost its value and made people filthy rich. Eventually there will be a bubble and all this will come crashing down - People are going to lose big time - there is a sucker born every minute and as long as suckers keep fueling those btc scams online, they will stay alive, much like the bux site ponzi schemes kept alive by people who don't know any better.
Probably the biggest hoaxes out there belongs to the weight loss industry - what a bloody sham and disgrace of an industry rampant with snake oil and pill pushing merchants with their absolute ridiculous claims of fat burning this fat burning that, miracle weight loss miracle cure, miracle sh**. basically every garbage infomercial you see ont he telly is absolute and utter rubbish. and this industry accounts for billions of $, perhaps on par or even more than porn, with a close tie with the money making opportunity niche full of garbage and hype.