In a story out of “Silicon Valley,” rife with “coder-bros” who tried to sabotage the founders’ work, comes the new app Smashboard.
Soon to be crowdfunded, the app uses the blockchain to permit victims of sexual assault to report the affront and communicate with a community of therapists and lawyers to seek assistance.
The blockchain allows the victim to remain anonymous and to “time stamp” the record of the assault and does not require them to constantly repeat the traumatic experience each time they deal with a new person or institution along their path to recovery.
If a survivor desires to reach out to verified journalists or others, all conversations are encrypted over a secure server.
The app has other features as well, including a feminist news feed, tipline and a database of mental health experts.