Singer, Akon planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself – called Akoin.by Blessing 23/06/2018 | 2:10 0 Posted in Business, Celebrities, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Money, News, Social Issues Akon says he’s planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself – called Akoin.Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be “the saviour of Africa”.AKoin’s official website says the singer wants the app “on every mobile phone” between now and December.And Akon says he’s also planning to build a “crypto city” in Senegal which he calls “a real-life Wakanda”.Just like the fictional land of Wakanda in Marvel’s Black Panther, Akon promises says his city will be a “futuristic environment”.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Hackers steal $530m worth of BitcoinsThe website says Akon has been “gifted” 2,000 acres of land by the President of Senegal to build the city – which is also named after himself.Akon Crypto City will apparently be “a short drive” from Dakar, the capital of Senegal.He calls it “the first 100% crypto-based city with AKoin at the centre of transactional life”.Under the “Akoin Ecosystem”, consumers will be able to buy, hold and spend cryptocurrency straight from their smartphones.“It brings the power back to the people and brings the security back into the currency system,” Akon explained.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: B Red ft. Akon - Cucumber (Official Music Video)“It 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.”However, Akon admitted he didn’t know all the technical aspects of his new venture.“I come with the concepts and let the geeks figure it out,” he said. Check out this big python caught in Ofoni in Bayelsa state. (Photos) How Mamuzee twins killed their mother – Sister reveals Enjoy and Share Post:FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInEmailPinterestloading... Tags:#akoin, Akon, cryptocurrency, wakanda  Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.