- 2 years ago

4chan has been sold to 2channel's founder after 12 years under moot

4chan520x245.jpg4chan has been sold to Japanese messaging board 2Channel's founder, by 4chan's Christopher Poole (also known as moot ), after 12 years and 2 billion posts on the site. Hiroyuki Nishimura, founder of 2Channel, acquired the site which now sees more than 20 million monthly users and will act as president of the site. 4chan has had no venture capital money and never employed any staff full-time. According to The New York Times, 2Channel was ironically the inspiration for Poole to create the message board. The site had no monetization beyond the 4chan pass which gave users extra features for $20 per year. Poole… This story continues at The Next Web
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