At 2 a.m. on Thursday, a crowd of people, mostly men, are lined up outside an exclusive burlesque nightclub, The Box, in downtown Manhattan.
“Who are all these people?” A dancer in spiky gold stilettos asks a security guard.
“There’s some sort of cryptocurrency conference in town,” he tells her.
“What the hell is cryptocurrency?”
“Like bitcoin and stuff,” he says.
The group in question had just come from a cruise ship, the Cornucopia Majesty, where a pair of Aston Martins were awarded to two guests through a process of random selection.