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San Francisco Is Fighting the Scooter Trend With Poop and Vandalism

After years of being a testbed for startups, San Francisco is fighting back by literally smearing shit on scooters.
Sarah Emerson
5 hours ago
Hard Truths
Hard Truths

Cryptocurrencies Were Never Good for Anybody But the Rich

Bitcoin started as a populist alternative to government money—or was it just the rich getting richer all along?
Ed Zitron
a day ago
But Why
But Why

Why a Cryptocurrency Mining Giant Is Burning Money in a ‘Black Hole’

Bitmain’s AntPool has committed to “burning” 12 percent of Bitcoin Cash fees, illustrating cryptocurrency’s troubling economics.
Jordan Pearson
4 days ago
Social Media
Social Media

How to Buy a Piece of India’s Burgeoning Instagram Economy

Winning friends and influencing people is cheaper than a packet of chips when ₹1 gets you four Instagram followers.
Chandni Doulatramani
4 days ago
patent watch
patent watch

Amazon Wins Patent for Data Stream to ‘Identify’ Bitcoin Users for Law Enforcement

Amazon’s latest patent aims to combine data from various sources to identify cryptocurrency users for subscribers including the taxman and cops.
Jordan Pearson
4.18.18
Curious Inquiries
Curious Inquiries

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into 13 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

AG Schneiderman sent letters to 13 exchanges including Coinbase and Bitfinex asking for information on their operations.
Jordan Pearson
4.17.18
Geth and Taxes
Geth and Taxes

People Who Own Cryptocurrency Are Getting Slammed With More Taxes Than They Expected

And some investors are opting to not pay taxes at all, according to accountants.
Jessica Klein
4.13.18
ruh roh
ruh roh

An Alleged $660 Million ICO Scam Sparked a Protest In Vietnam

Modern Tech JSC disappeared without a trace, allegedly leaving investors in the lurch.
Jordan Pearson
4.12.18
great ideas
great ideas

Welp, There’s a Cryptocurrency Wallet for Kids Now

Can Pigzbe’s Wollo token really be “family-friendly”?
Jordan Pearson
4.11.18
deflections
deflections

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Have AI to Detect Hate Speech In ‘5-10 years’

In Silicon Valley, everything is "5-10 years away," which is the same as saying nothing at all.
Jordan Pearson
4.10.18
everything is fine
everything is fine

After CryptoKitties, the 'Cryptocollectibles' Business Is Booming

People are spending cryptocurrency on everything from virtual pandas to tulips—seriously, you have no idea.
Jessica Klein
4.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

What If the US Government Ran Facebook?

On today's episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast', Jason Koebler and Ankita Rao discuss Motherboard's recent speculative fiction, and the unnerving reality behind it.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.6.18