Akon, or Aliaume Thiam, will be coming out with his own cryptocurrency called AKoin as he aims to make a real-life Wakanda, a “futuristic city” near Dakar, Senegal.
Akon believes that cryptocurrency would “save” Africa by empowering the people:
“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 many ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down.”
Akon deals with the visionary side of the project while he says the technical aspect of it will be covered by “the geeks”:
“I come up with the concepts and let the geeks figure it out.”