TSA inspects man’s luggage look for… Bitcoin

Davi Baker wasn’t quite sure how to comply with the TSA’s demands to inspect his bags for Bitcoin. Baker had found himself in a testy exchange with airport security personnel during an enhanced screening, and they wanted an additional search of his belongings. “We saw Bitcoin in your bag and need to check,” he recalls the TSA agent saying in a lengthy blog post about the ordeal.

Flying is the safest way to travel, statistically speaking, but you still have to actually make it onto the plane, and as a bizarre case involving a cryptocurrency demonstrates, sometimes that’s easier said than done. Davi Baker, a libertarian and entrepreneur, was allegedly held by security while attempting to depart a New Hampshire airport. The cause? Bitcoin. “We saw Bitcoin in your bag,” Baker recalled,  in a blog post, the agent saying. Bitcoin, being a virtual cryptocurrency, exhibits no physical properties whatsoever. They have no mass, volume, or density, and therefore wouldn’t even appear in a TSA body scanner.

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