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10 THINGS AFRICANS need to know about AKOIN | Akoncity, Senegal

Akon burst onto the music scene in 2004 with his debut hit singles Locked Up and Mr. Lonely. Today over 15 years later, he is using his wealth, knowledge and business Acumen to give back to the continent of Africa. Following his Akon Lighting Africa Initiative which he lit up communities in over 18 African countries. A theme we’ve seen with Akon’s recent ventures in Africa is developing solutions for problems that have plagued the continent for decades. Now, Akon has now committed himself to the cryptocurrency industry.

This week I will be telling you 10 Things you need to know about AKOIN.


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BBC, 2018. Akon wants to build ‘real-life Wakanda’ using a currency called AKoin. [Online] Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44560789
[Accessed 3 February 2020].

Independent, 2018. Akon to build new city in Senegal with own cryptocurrency called AKoin. [Online] Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/akon-senegal-city-akoin-cryptocurrency-rapper-plan-a8410501.html
[Accessed 3 February 2020].

“Akon Talks Africa, Cryptocurrency & Akon City” – Real Leaders Magazine – 2019

“Akon City Explained: Senegal, China, & Akon (AKoin)” – The Money Etiquette Group LLC – 2020

“Akon: Got $1 Billion Chinese Credit Line & Gave Electricity to 18 Million Africans” – djvlad – 2016

“Akon launching “AKoin” cryptocurrency for Africa” – Quest Means Business – 2019


“But how does bitcoin actually work?” – 3Blue1Brown – 2017

“Why Blockchain Maters More Than You Think!” – ColdFusion – 2017

“Elevate Creators Studio Panel” – Akoin – 2019

“Introducing Akon’s Akoin Partner Kinect Compilation” Akoin – 2019

“Understanding Online Payments” – PinnacleCart: Sell Online – 2012

“How does VISA Make Money?” – The Complete Guide to Everything – 2018

“How Electronic Payments Work” – Visa School of Public Policy (VSPP) – 2017

“What is Blockchain” – zlotolow – 2016

“How does a blockchain work – Simply Explained” – Simply Explained – Savjee – 2017


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