The fall of Ming Dynasty... They were in power for 276 years between the 13th and 16th century in China. Me not a history buff, shall limit myself to just the above information and shall share with you, personally how the fall of the Ming Dynasty affected a friend of mine living in this era. He is a collector of artifacts not for the historical value but for the financial gains they might bring in. A year before he picked up a ceramic ware assumed to be from the Ming dynasty, believably old enough to date back to the Mings from a suburb in London, selling artifacts @ GBP 600/- He had great hopes in making a few bucks a little later. The piece had an inscription "ming" and few other words which were defaced probably due to the centuries having passed by. Having bought quite a few pieces and making money, he seemed an expert while having bought it. Now he decides to sell the piece and approached a vendor dealing in buying/selling artifacts. Proudly he picks the piece out of the bag, all smiles and lays on the table. Hey there, could you offer me price for this "Ming"ware? The real expert picks it up and our guy yells careful, careful. The buyer scorns and smiles OK, OK. You state your price sire, GBP 1,000/- is fine with me. The smile turned a wry. Sorry am not interested. Why? Not worth it. The "Ming"s it is, yes sir it is, from Birmingham. What??? Yes sir didn't you hear what I said? No, you must be joking to make a killing buy. No not really, if you are serious, offer a better price. A Ming piece you call it's from Birmingham? Yes sir it is an old piece but not from the "Ming" but from Birmingham, the "Bir" and the "ham" has been defaced and you paid a price for the "Ming" in Birmingham. Terribly wild for having been fooled of GBP 600/-, he with wild anger just broke the piece throwing it down. Sir, sir, still i would have taken it for 300/- but you just blew it away. Yelling out of pain, the Ming dynasty fell away under his feet... Be it artifacts, bitcoins, shares & stocks, never jump in with out adequate knowledge, is the lesson to learn. Funny it was when he narrated and he learnt the lesson, teaching me too.