Image based bulletin board 4chan has been sold to Japanese messaging board 2Channel‘s founder, by 4chan’s Christopher Poole.

Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2Channel has acquired the site which now sees more than 20 million monthly users and will act as president of the site.

It should be noted that 4chan has had no venture capital money and never employed any staff full-time.

Poole will no longer be associated with the site, as 2Channel owner Hiroyuki Nishimura will take his place. He had retired from the site earlier this year.

4chan didn’t disclose how much the site sold for.