LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapatalk, the leading mobile forum app, announced the formation of its blockchain advisory board with the recent appointment of three well-regarded experts in blockchain technology and online forums: Jeff Atwood, Sam Kazemian and Sanjay Sabnani. The blockchain advisory board will lend its acumen to support blockchain integration for the 200,000 forums relying on Tapatalk to solve anonymity problems for seamless end-to-end forum management. Tapatalk is exploring how to use blockchain to optimize forum value by increasing trust in an anonymous network, providing immutable reputations, and allowing for verified trades and transactions.
Jeff Atwood is the co-founder of open source internet discussion platform company, Discourse, and brings with him a wealth of both knowledge and enthusiasm for optimizing the quality of online discussions. Atwood is also the co-founder of the computer programming question-and-answer website, Stack Overflow and founder of Stack Exchange.
Sam Kazemian is the co-founder of Everipedia, the first blockchain encyclopedia, purpose-built to decentralize the world's knowledge base. With deep expertise in scaling blockchain projects, Kazemian is able to provide guidance and insights to support Tapatalk's blockchain integration as the company advances forum capabilities for members and owners alike.
Sanjay Sabnani is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience working at and with public companies and high-growth startups. Sabnani's involvement in this forum blockchain initiative is the result of his company, CrowdGather's online forums being acquired by Tapatalk in 2017. In addition to being a prolific contributor to online forums, Sabnani is considered a thought leader and pioneer in the business of forums.
"We're pleased to add these distinguished experts to our newly-created blockchain advisory board," said Winter Wong, CEO of Tapatalk. "Their contributions will undoubtedly accelerate Tapatalk's blockchain integration for the hundreds of thousands of forums that look to us to bring trust into an anonymous network for verified transactions and reliable reputations."
Tapatalk's mobile-first app for forum owners and their members is used by over 200,000 forums in 186 countries. The Tapatalk mobile app enables forum owners to provide users with a native app experience, so they can engage with the forums they love on a mobile device, and easily create content and stay engaged with push notifications. For more information, visit Tapatalk.com or follow Tapatalk on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.