News 27 November 2021

Akon unveils new cryptocurrency called Akoin

27 November 2021
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Akon has launched his new cryptocurrency called Akoin.

The description on the cryptocurrency’s website reads, “Akoin is a cryptocurrency, powered by a marketplace of tools and services to fuel the dreams of entrepreneurs, business owners, and social activists.

“Akoin helps them connect and engage across the rising economies of Africa and beyond; created by visionary global artist, change-maker, innovator, and humanitarian, Akon.

“Africa has over 40+ currencies across 54 countries, each struggling with a level of inflation and instability that makes growing business within the continent and internationally extremely difficult While also creating massive roadblocks for entrepreneurs who want to learn, earn, spend and save.

“Through Akoin, one currency powers a digital suite of business building tools and services to unite the people of Africa, and connect them with a world ready to fuel entrepreneurial dreams; including unparalleled access for global brands seeking access to the next largest untapped and unrivaled rising economy.”

Accepted where ever Mastercard is taken as a payment option, the coin from Akon is just the latest of his recent business ventures which includes futuristic cities including an eponymous one in Senegal that houses futuristic style offices and residential properties.

On Akon City, the music star said, “AKONCITY is an extension of the sea into the land with waves diving deep into the roots of each building, making it dance on the music of AKON to celebrate the rise of AKONCITY reflecting nothing but happiness bringing no less than success.”

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