Phunware has announced the appointment of well-known American internet project developer Wikipedia Co-Founder Larry Sanger to its Advisory Board. Sanger coined the name of the internet encyclopedia Wikipedia and wrote much of its original governing policy, as well as worked on other online educational websites such as Nupedia, Citizendium, Everipedia and the Encyclosphere.
“Dr. Sanger’s recent Declaration of Digital Independence underscored how invaluable his experience and leadership will be as we work to decentralize data through the launch of our blockchain-enabled, mobile-first ecosystem powered by PhunCoin and Phun,” said Randall Crowder, COO of Phunware. “We believe that the future of data will be decentralized. As such, we are seeding our ecosystem with more than 2.5 billion Phunware IDs and more than one petabyte of data in order to facilitate consumers in their efforts to regain full control over their digital identities worldwide.”