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Akon Launches ‘Akoin’ to Build a ‘Real-Life Wakanda’ in Africa

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BAH profile
September 4, 2018

At Cannes 2018, singer and businessman Akon announced Akoin, a new cryptocurrency (a.k.a. digital currency) to "stimulate and support youth entrepreneurship, economic stability and growth in Africa."

 

The aim is to build the world's first "100% crypto-centric city" that he and his team are describing as a "real-life Wakanda." Wakanda, of course, is the fictional city in Marvel's Black Panther. Can you believe? Akonda forever!?!?