Need to catch up on what’s been going on in cryptocurrencies? From clumsy authoritarianism to Bitcoin user research, here are the top five stories that made news this week.




5. Airport security allegedly hassled French traveler after he mentioned Bitcoin

Redditors were divided as to whether this story was apocryphal, but Pierre Etheve’s tale of out-of-line questioning at Charles de Gaulle certainly sounds believable. The poster said he missed his flight to Heathrow because guards detained him after they heard him speak to a friend about Bitcoin and demanded to know how many Bitcoins he was travelling with [sic].




4. r/NASCAR is seeking to sponsor a driver through Dogecoin

More fun from Reddit. People on the r/NASCAR subreddit have begun collecting donations in Dogecoin for the No. 98 car, driven by Josh Wise. With two months left of the campaign, only about 4% of the amount has been raised.