Moot Sells 4Chan

Posted: Sep 21 2015, 11:09am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 22 2015, 2:58am CDT, in News | Latest Business News


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moot aka Christopher Poole sold his infamous message board 4Chan.

4Chan has a new owner. Today 4Chan founder Christopher Poole (moot) announced that he sold his site to Hiroyuki Nishimura, known for founding 2channel. Poole did not just sell 4Chan to the highest bidder. Poole says that there is nobody more qualified than Hiroyuki to lead 4chan.

Hiroyuki Nishimura is a pioneer of anonymous communities, and Poole says that he can be considered as the great-grandfather of 4chan.

Hiroyuki's 2channel, founded in 1999, started an era of anonymous-centric web culture in Japan that led to the creation of Futaba Channel, the site that inspired 4chan.

moot founded 4Chan at the age of 15. He stepped away from 4Chan already earlier this year and handed the daily operations to administrators.

4Chan will soon celebrate its 2billionth post and 12th birthday. The site got mainstream last year during the massive celebrity nude photo leaks (fappening).

moot did not disclose the financial terms of the deal in his post on 4Chan.

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