Need to catchup on what’s been going on in cryptocurrencies? From clumsy authoritarianism toBitcoin user research, here are the top five stories that made news this week.
5. Airport security allegedly hassled Frenchtraveler after he mentioned Bitcoin
Redditors weredivided as to whether this story was apocryphal, but Pierre Etheve’s taleof out-of-line questioning at Charles de Gaulle certainly sounds believable. The poster saidhe missed his flight to Heathrow because guards detained him after they heardhim speak to a friend about Bitcoin and demanded to know how many Bitcoins hewas travelling with [sic].
4. r/NASCAR is seeking to sponsor a driverthrough Dogecoin
More fun fromReddit. People on the r/NASCAR subreddit have begun collectingdonations inDogecoin for the No. 98 car, driven by Josh Wise. With two months left of thecampaign, only about 4% of the amount has been raised.