Controversial Israeli anonymous messaging app to be sold to Chinese investors for $28M

The controversial anonymous messaging app that sparked a scandal in Israel when it was launched half a year ago will be sold to Chinese investors for 28 million dollars.
Blindspot Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

The anonymous messaging app Blindspot sparked a scandal when it was launched in Israel only half a year ago but this evening (Monday) Channel 2 News revealed that the controversial app is now being sold to Chinese investors.

According to the report, Blindspot, which is owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich and Israeli internet entrepreneur and investor Oded David “O.D.” Kobo from the Shellanoo Group technology company, will be sold to the Chinese investors for 28 million dollars. Several weeks ago, the two businessmen tried to issue the company’s shares at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange but were forced to cancel the move after sparking harsh public criticism due to the allegedly exaggerated value of the shares.

As a result, Kobo and Abramovich decided to stop investing in Israel and the company’s sale to Chinese investors seems to be only the harbinger. In addition to Blindspot, the two are also planned to sell a music app for four million dollars.

Addressing the controversy, the developers of the anonymous messaging app, Lee Greenberg and Dor Refaeli, the brother of successful Israeli model Bar Refaeli, claimed that Blindspot was a “fun communications app that allows users to express themselves freely with friends” and stressed that anyone can block other users who send them messages that are not to their liking.

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