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Rapper Akon Announces Launch Of His Own Cryptocurrency & Plans For Africa

At the 2018 Liones Canes rapper Akon announced plans for his own cryptocurrency called, Akoin. Akon is also looking to develop a 100% cryptocurrency based city which is already being developed on 2,000 acres of land near Dakar which is the capital city of Senegal, Akon’s birthplace.

“I think that blockchain and crypto could be the savior 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 utilize it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down,” Akon said.

Read More: https://mashable.com/2018/06/20/akon-cryptocurrency-akoin-launch/#mmoQqbLQLmq8

Video: Complex

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