Musician Akon (Akon) joined the list of celebrities launching their own cryptocurrency.

18 Jun 45-year-old singer of the hit “Smack That” announced at the international festival “Cannes lions”, which will not only launch its own cryptocurrency Akoin, but will use it in the African “kryptolite” Akon Crypto City.

Akon told the publication Page Six:

I think the blockchain and cryptocurrencies in many ways can be the saviors of Africa, because they return the power to people again and make the monetary system is safe. People can use them in a way to move forward, avoiding oppression from governments.

According to the website coin Akoin, new town, the construction of which is already underway, will be located on a plot of 810 hectares, donated Akono President of Senegal macky Sully. The site says that in this “real Wakanda” (Wakanda is a fictional African country from the Marvel universe, shown, in particular, in the movie “Black Panther”) all of the facilities: residential buildings, shops, parks, universities and schools.

To the question about the technical details of the project eikon said:

From I — development of the concept, and then technicians have to deal with it.

Recent years, the musician of Senegalese descent dedicated to the support of African communities. In 2014 he launched the Akon Lighting Africa project aimed at addressing the problem of lack of electricity in Africa. He notes:

Start your career with, what are you good at, not what you want to do. First, build a career, and then follow your passion.

Earlier we wrote about the shopping center BTC City, Slovenia, whose name happened to be in tune with the bitcoin and now really want to turn into kriptotsentr.