Akon’s Coin – ‘Akoin’
During a panel at Cannes Lion, Akon stated that his cryptocurrency, the Akoin, will be available in two weeks for use in the 2,000 acres of land recently given to him by the president of Senegal, his home town.
The new Akon Crypto City would be a “100% crypto-based city with Akoin at the center of transactional life […] blend[ing] leading Smart City planning designs with a blank canvas for cryptonizing our daily human and business exchanges, towards inventing a radical new way of existence.”
Akon, who is been instrumental with Solar Energy implementations in Africa stated that bringing cryptocurrency to Africa can help empower its public:
Akon isn’t clear about the specifics of the project and let it be handled by geeks. He stated, “I come with the concepts and let the geeks figure it out.”
Akon for President ?
The singer also hinted at the possibility of him running for U.S. president in 2020, by stating, “And the debate stage will be set where it’s all about me. It’s perfect, a masterplan. I’m going to come in with a team so crazy, man, it’s all going down. I’m not holding my tongue. The way I look at it, win or lose, at least I get the movement going, I get the conversation going.”