According to Page Six, Akon – an American singer and songwriter of Senegalese descent – is going to launch a new cryptocurrency called Akoin for use in his new “Akon Crypto City”, which is 2000 acres of land given to him by the president of Senegal. The singer announced that his new crypto will be released in two weeks.
Akon said that bringing blockchain to Africa will inspire its population. However, when asked about the details of the technology, the singer retorted, “I come with the concepts and let the geeks figure it out”.
Akon also mentioned his possible participation in the U.S. presidential election in 2020, saying that it’s his “masterplan”.