Adrianne Jeffries, VICE

Adrianne Jeffries

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Recent:
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Past:
  • VICE
  • The Verge
  • New York Observer
  • Fast Company
  • The Awl
  • Betabeat

Past articles by Adrianne:

Yelp Is Sneakily Replacing Restaurants’ Phone Numbers So Grubhub Can Take a Cut

The phone numbers add tracking before connecting to a restaurant so that Grubhub can bill for a marketing fee. → Read More

‘Are you Batman?’: How YouTube’s Volunteer Army Gets Channels Undeleted

When YouTube’s content moderation fails, super-users from the YouTube Contributors and Trusted Flagger programs are ready to intervene. → Read More

YouTube: Some Nootropics Channels Were ‘Removed Mistakenly’

The company says there is no site-wide crackdown on smart drugs, but some channels remain deleted. → Read More

A Bitcoin podcaster brilliantly trolled his own hacker

Coin Talk host Aaron Lammer tried to convince his attacker to accept Bitcoin Cash instead of Bitcoin → Read More

Hackers keep robbing cryptocurrency YouTubers

Cryptocurrency vlogging has exploded on YouTube over the last two years. In the last 90 days, there were 122,000 videos on cryptocurrency or Bitcoin uploaded to YouTube, garnering 328 million views, according to video analytics platform Tubular Labs. As it turns out, YouTubers are juicy targets for hackers because they share so much information about themselves. → Read More

The one true Bitcoin

It has been eight months since Bitcoin Cash split from Bitcoin, and their respective communities are still battling each other for the title of the one true Bitcoin. Why won’t the two sides lay down their arms? → Read More

Twitter briefly shut down @Bitcoin, sparking wild conspiracy theories

Twitter suspended the @Bitcoin Twitter account, which is run by an anonymous user, over the weekend. The account was briefly taken over by a user who claimed to be Turkish, then by a user who claimed to be Russian, before apparently being restored to its previous owner Monday afternoon. → Read More

Blockchain laws tend to be hasty, unnecessary, and extremely thirsty

The blockchain legislation trend seems to be accelerating. Hawaii, New York, Colorado, Nebraska, Vermont, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, and North Dakota are among the states considering bills around blockchain or cryptocurrencies. → Read More

Inside the bizarre upside-down bankruptcy of Mt. Gox

By definition, bankruptcy occurs when an entity cannot pay its debts. But as of this writing, Mt. Gox has enough assets to pay off its claims with more than $1.4 billion worth of bitcoins left over. The trouble is figuring out what to do with them. → Read More

Crypto.com is not for sale

The domain is owned by cryptologist Matt Blaze, and he’s not impressed with your ICO → Read More

‘Blockchain’ is meaningless

The idea of a blockchain, the cryptographically enhanced digital ledger that underpins Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies, is now being used to describe everything from a system for inter-bank transactions to a new supply chain database for Walmart. The term has become so widespread that it’s quickly losing meaning. → Read More

Report: Coinbase made 43 percent of its 2017 revenue in December alone

The digital currency exchange and wallet service Coinbase, founded in 2012 and backed by Silicon Valley investors, recently told shareholders that it booked $1 billion in revenue in 2017. A new independent analysis says about 43 percent of that came in December when the price of bitcoin was surging, and the company’s revenue has plummeted since then. → Read More

Exclusive: Telegram is holding a secretive second pre-ICO sale

The company is raising even more cash for its controversial blockchain-powered network → Read More

Coinbase is erratically overcharging some users and emptying their bank accounts

A growing number of Coinbase customers are complaining on social media that the cryptocurrency exchange withdrew unauthorized money out of their accounts. In some cases, this drained their linked bank accounts below zero, resulting in overdraft charges. → Read More

Why the Grim Reaper Is the Best Meme of 2017

A Grim Reaper meme is getting popular on Instagram, and we are calling it as the best meme of the year. → Read More

Here's a Machine, Learning

What if this is how artificial intelligence really works? → Read More

An Oral History of Our Week Without Slack

Hey, you asked for it. → Read More

We’re Taking a Break from Slack. Here’s Why

At Motherboard, we're reevaluating how we use the group chatting app as a newsroom. → Read More

Is Tom DeLonge for Real About this UFO Stuff? Motherboard Investigates

Welcome to a really, really deep dive on “Chasing Shadows.” → Read More

Is Tom DeLonge for Real About this UFO Stuff? Motherboard Investigates

Welcome to a really, really deep dive on “Chasing Shadows.” → Read More