Akon Readies His Own Cryptocurrency Appropriately Named Akoin

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We have already learned of the existence of Currency Girls, a crytocurrency-themed J-pop group, and CoinDaddy, a cryptocurrency-themed rapper.

According to Page Six, the Senegal-raised singer recently announced the launch of his own digital currency fittingly dubbed Akoin.

Global artist and producer Akon has always been active outside of the studio bringing necessities to his people, but the "Locked Up" singer's next game-changing plan I see to build his own city.

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"I think that blockchain and crypto could be the savior for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people", Akon said.

Akon is now heavily involved in humanitarian projects, having set up Lighting Africa - a project to bring solar power to Africa - in 2014.

In fact, he wants to create an entire community where Akoin is used, and he'll call it Akon Crypto City, which he feels will allow users to earn, spend and save without the government interfearing.

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"The website describes the city in glowing terms - as it would - but we have to say it does sound pretty awesome, on all fronts: "[The city is] within five minutes of the new global airport, close to the coast and a short drive from Dakar, the capital city of Senegal (Akon's ancestral homeland).

Akon is developing what he calls "Akon Crypto City" on a 2,000 acre plot of land in Senegal, given to Akon by Senegal's president. He said that he is ready to take on both Donald Trump and Kanye West- who has also expressed his intentions of running for President in 2020.

"It's gonna be entertaining, it's gonna be something worth watching", he said. "I'm going to go after Trump and Kanye will get offended because he likes Trump and he's going to go after me", he said. Then I'm going to go after Kanye and then Trump's going to get offended because he likes Kanye and he's going to go after me. "It's flawless, a masterplan".

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