Renowned singer Akon, who’s songs include hits like, Lonely, Right Now and Sorry, Blame It On Me, is launching a new kind of cryptocurrency called ‘Akoin’ and it will be available for sale in two weeks in the hope that it will bring more help his Lighting Africa Project, which aims to bring solar power to the whole of Africa.
During a panel conference, Akon explained Akoin:
“I think that blockchain and crypto could be the saviour for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people and brings the security back into the currency system and also allows the people to utilise it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down.”
The site for the new cryptocoin states that an “Akon Crypto City” is being developed on 2,000 acres of land in which it was given to the famous singer by the president of Senegal.
“[it will be the] first of its kind 100% crypto-based city with Akoin at the centre of transactional life.”
During the panel, Akon was asked a few technical questions about the blockchain, he responded with:
“I come up with the concepts and let the geeks figure it out.”
Akon for president?
Akon has also previously mentioned that he is thinking of getting involved in politics and that he’s ready to battle with not only Trump but Kanye West too.
“I actually really want Kanye to run.”
He went on to explain:
“It’s gonna be entertaining, it’s gonna be something worth watching. I’m going to go after Trump and Kanye will get offended because he likes Trump and he’s going to go after me. Then I’m going to go after Kanye and then Trump’s going to get offended because he likes Kanye and he’s gong to after me. And the debate stage will be set where it’s all about me. It’s perfect, a masterplan.”
Akon went on to say:
I’m not scared of him [Trump]. I would invite him into the ring. You know what? Matter of fact let’s just go into the ring, Pay-Per-View, you guys can decide whether it’s gonna be boxing match or MMA. Someone’s got to defeat the bully.”
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